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
© Matt Hill
Sadly, the Mark Wallace Meetup Tour is coming to a close. It’s been a long trip, and Mark has met many of you in many places. We were glad to be along for the ride, and thank Mark for an amazing experience. And check out YOUR work on Flickr – cool!
And the winner is – LAS VEGAS! You voted, now Mark is coming to you.
Also, don’t forget that Nashville is 1/11 during Imaging USA!
…Hanson Fong and the new PocketWizard Mini/Flex system can handle it all! San Francisco-based wedding and portrait photographer Hanson Fong goes in front of the camera to clearly explain how the new PocketWizard system is perfect for weddings, where one minute you may be using classic portrait lighting but a minute later chasing the bride and groom like a paparazzi. And, of course, you’re not allowed paparazzi on-camera lighting. Hanson’s results are beautiful, of course, and so will yours if you follow his advice.
EDIT: Learn more about the shoot on our website.