Here’s an exciting post about what happens deep in the labs where PocketWizard radio triggers are developed, as told by Dave Schmidt, Sales and Marketing Director.
Occasionally we rip ourselves away from our desks to actually use all the amazing gear we have around the office. Here’s the story of one such occasion.
Last spring we were in a meeting talking about sourcing new products when the conversation shifted to one of my other favorite subjects – motorcycles. Turns out our visitor, Jack, also happens to own a little motorbike restoration shop nearby called The Classic Bike Experience that specializes in bringing British bikes back to life. I had recently been over to Birmingham, UK for the Focus on Imaging show and happened upon the National Motorcycle Museum so I was acutely aware of how cool old British bikes are. At the end of the meeting, I said if there is a bike they were interested in shooting to give me a call and we’ll bring it into our studio.
What happens when you send two young men to Las Vegas with $500 to spend over 24 hours?
When Dave Schmidt, Director of Sales and Marketing at LPA Design, manufacturer of PocketWizard Photo Products, gave Tech Specialists Ian Ray and Chris Valites two tickets to Las Vegas and $500, he told them he needed an image to promote the recently launched Plus III Transceiver. As with any good photo adventure, the behind-the-scenes has its own story to tell. Here’s just a bit of how Ian and Chris brought their images to life as told by Chris Valites:
How do you fit an entire shoot’s worth of gear into the trunk of a Lotus, which would generously be described as “cramped?” We improvised: we grabbed a T3i, a 5D Mark II, a 50mm Canon lens, a 17-40mm Canon L lens, a handful of 430EX IIs, a tripod, a softbox, a monopod, and of course a set of Plus III Transceivers. Half of that equipment ended up sitting on my lap as Ian drove out to the desert.
©2012 Ian Ray and Chris Valites
Local Vermont television station WCAX is doing a four part series on photography in in the state. The fourth episode in their series features PocketWizard and should air today during the local news. We put together something to show WCAX the kind of photography possible with PocketWizard gear.
Chris Valites, a Technical Support Specialist at LPA, manufacturers of PocketWizard, used this beautiful green motorcycle belonging to another LPA employee. He set the shot up and created the two images in this post.