Posts Tagged ‘Ben Von Wong’

Making Waves, 3 January 2014

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Making Waves is a weekly round-up of current posts featuring PocketWizard products.

Chip Kalback is a photographer based out of Denver, Colorado who shoots commercial and editorial photography with a focus on environmental portraits and lifestyle sports.  Chip used HyperSync to capture the new standard of performance vehicles, electric cars.  Chip brought along his FlexTT5 as a transmitter and had his lights setup with Plus III radios so he could capture the cover photo and all the images for the feature story in Popular Science magazine.   Chip’s setup for each shot is described in his own words.

“For the cover shot and opening spread I was using a FlexTT5 (Canon) with a Plus III hooked up to an AlienBees B800. Using HyperSync I was able to stop the cars at 1/2000, f/6.3 and ISO 640. My camera setup was a Canon 5D III and a Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE. 

For the portrait shot of the driver I was using a FlexTT5, with one AlienBees B800 and a gridded beauty dish, and 2 AlienBees B400’s both with tight grids, all three flashes synced with Plus III’s. Those were shot at 1/100, f/8 at ISO 320 with a Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE.

For the shots in the garage I was using an AlienBees B800 and 2 AlienBees B400’s, all with tight grids on them being synced with Plus III’s, in conjunction with the ambient light coming in from both sides of the garage. Those were mostly shot using my Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE while again using my FlexTT5.”

Photo: © Chip Kalback

Photo: © Chip Kalback

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Making Waves, 06 December 2013

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Making Waves
 is a weekly round-up of current posts featuring PocketWizard products.

SLR Lounge’s, Michelle Ford did a review of the PlusX  and we are excited to say that it received 5 out of 5 stars.  Here is the complete video reviewNote: The PlusX was released in February 2013

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Making Waves, November 15th, 2013

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After a little “vacation” our Making Waves weekly round-up is back.  Here are a few recent posts that we have come across that feature PocketWizard products.

 

UK based, Jayce Clarke Photo School captures up to 1/2000th easily with the PocketWizard Plus III on the streets in one of their recent blog posts.

Photo: © Jayce Clark Photography

Photo: © Jayce Clarke Photography

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Making Waves, 16 August 2013

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How to Create Video Game Characters
D.L. Cade has published a story on PetaPixel which answers some of the mysteries of video game character creation. Part of the small army responsible for creating FIFA 14 is called the EA Sports Capture Lab. This team creates headshot captures of athletes with 18 DSLRs. The images are then mapped to 3D models for further game development.

Connecting 18 cameras in nine pairs to computers and making sure everything comes off without a hitch is done with the help of one trigger: a tried-and-true PocketWizard Plus® II.

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Ben Von Wong Lights an Octopus

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©Ben Von Wong

HyperSync® enthusiast Ben Von Wong keeps getting drawn to rocks and water. In his most recent shoot, no fire was involved this time, but his model had to contend with wildlife. An octopus. Deceased. On her face.

Jen Brook also had to endure lying on cold boulders and wearing clothing in some frigid-looking water. Fortunately, Ben made quick work of the shoot, and shot at speeds only possible with HyperSync technology. Using PocketWizard gear to shoot at speeds of 1/1000th, Ben called on FlexTT5 transceivers, the AC3 ZoneController, and the AC9 AlienBees Adapter.

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Ben Von Wong Playing with Fire

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ISO 100, 24mm, f/10.0, 3.7 sec shot with a Nikon D800E. ©Ben Von Wong

For some time now we had been hoping to get new content from Ben Von Wong on the PocketWizard blog. He recently posted details of a stunning shoot on his own blog with us in mind, and we’re very thankful.

Not too long ago, Von Wong found himself in Los Angeles with a bit of downtime. Instead of enjoying the weather or sightseeing, he hit the road and made the strange drive from the L.A. basin to that iconic, below-sea level rift lake known as the Salton Sea.

If you’ve had the chance to see the Salton Sea, you know there’s plenty of amazing photo opportunities, especially as night falls. The manmade ecological disaster has created very few good things, and even though selenium and increasing salinity are problems, nature’s beauty, plus the decay of things left behind provided Von Wong with a gorgeous setting for his impromptu photography project.

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