When photographer Tristan Shu got a chance to work with some of France’s best freestyle skiers, he knew he had to produce something spectacular. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Tristan created a meticulously timed image showcasing the skiers’ precision and skill. How did he do it? Read the account and see the video below to find out.
Posts Tagged ‘Plus II’
There’s few things more beautiful than a sunset on the beach in Hawaii, but photographing in such an environment can be tricky. Lighting conditions are volatile, using flash with daylight is a delicate operation, and to confound it all, salt and sand can be very unforgiving to your gear.
Eric needs to pack minimally, despite the challenging conditions, and depends on PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers to help him do that. No dragging around cables in the sand or blowing in the breeze.
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What do you get when you mix photography and trampolines? If you’re London-based photographer Dan Coffey, one awesome composite of all your friends in mid-air. Here’s his behind-the-scenes take on this fun, summer evening shoot.
There’s something really cool about seeing people frozen mid-air, like time-lapse or slow-motion video, we’re seeing something captured our eyes can’t see normally. With this in mind, I set out to shoot a composite of a group of friends on my trampoline, all mid-action, in a way that would be impossible, or at least very dangerous, in real life.
Tyler Brown is taking a photo a day for 366 days in order to improve his off-camera flash skills and he’s not shying away from trying anything! He’s tried his hand at product photography, self-portrait, freezing motion and plenty more and he’s still got over 150 days to go. Here’s his account of Day 179 – The Bike Rig.
The inspiration for The Bike Rig shot comes from my life long love of bicycles. I had planned this shot out in my head many months before I even owned all the gear I needed to make it.
We love seeing people use PocketWizard technology in unanticipated applications. The following is one which made us smile.
Jakob Schiller has written a fascinating story for Wired on photographer Billy Hunt. For a series of portraits, Hunt felt he wanted to shake up his subjects, getting them to step outside their usual poses when getting their portraits taken. He used audio to make this happen, bringing a new dimension to the silent art of photography.
Hunt had a karaoke boom box wired so when a certain volume level is hit, a PocketWizard Plus II is signaled, which then triggers a camera, creating a portrait of a person screaming.
Canadian photographer Jerry Grajewski was willing to discuss a particularly grueling photo shoot he did under some extreme conditions. Here’s what he had to say about his work and the images below.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
I’m a commercial photographer in central Canada with more than 15 years of experience shooting a wide range of commercial and editorial assignments.
Lawton takes the time to break down, in detail, the gear he packs into his big Lowepro Pack 350 AW. From his Canon EOS 5D Mark II to his accessories such as gaffers tape, it’s all here. Gear heads will love this post, along with the comments others have left at the bottom.
One of the other goodies Lawton packs in his bag are three PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers. “PocketWizard is still the reigning champ and has been for some time,” he writes. “These are what most pros use for reliability and performance.”
We love the What’s in My Bag feature, and hope The Phoblographer continues it in earnest. Photographers love gear, and what better way to learn about gear than to read what other shooters carry and use? Great job!
King Davis of Thomaston, Georgia is a registered nurse who works at a hospice. When not dedicating himself to the sensitive care many families unfortunately have need for, Davis dedicates his other hours to another passion: photography. Unsolicited, we received a great email from Davis regarding the following story.
Last year, he had been the owner of six PocketWizard Plus II units. When going through his gear bag, he could only locate five of the radio triggers. On February 26 of this year, Davis was shooting a session along the railroad tracks seen at right. He writes,
“As we approached the location, the model noticed some dark grey plastic half-buried in the Georgia red dirt. Yep, PocketWizard #6 right where I unknowingly dropped it out of a bag on a shoot from October 21, 2011. I’m thinking you can by now guess the end of this story. I took it home, cleaned away as much of the caked-on mud as I could, replaced the corroded batteries and sha-ZAM…fired the flash the very first time! Bravo on a great product! As a Christian, I see this as a timely metaphor for the celebration of Easter. As a company, you should be rightly proud of your electronic product that can sit exposed to over four months of rain, mud and cold and go right back into service without missing a beat. And as a photographer, I’m glad I chose to buy the best…your stuff is worth it!”
Moshe Zusman is a professional photographer shooting weddings, events, corporate work, portraits and fashion from his base in the Washington, D.C. area.
On April 11, 2012, Zusman will be running a workshop from 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM. The day starts with a seminar on the business of wedding photography and ends with a portfolio review, with lots of shooting in between. Full details can be found on his site.