Posts Tagged ‘Sports Shooter Academy’

VIDEO: Remote camera tips from Sports Shooter Academy

Our very own Ian Ray was on hand at Sports Shooter Academy IX this past April to help participating photographers get the most out of their PocketWizard radios. In this video, he shares three tips to help you maximize your radios’ performance for remote camera triggering.

  1. Get on up. The ground can absorb a lot of your radio signal. If you’re using remote cameras that are placed directly on the field, consider mounting your PocketWizard higher up on a fence or pole.
  2. Loooooong range. If you’re using a Plus® III or MultiMAX®, setting your radio trigger to long range mode can double your operating range.
  3. Make contact. If you’re using a MultiMAX, you can extend the contact time (the time the trigger keeps the electrical contact closed) to allow your motor drive to run longer. Ian recommends using 0.3 seconds, depending on your camera.

Like these tips? Consider signing up for their next workshop!


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Sports Shooter Academy PocketWizard Workshop Winners

Sports Shooter Academy recently held their 9th sports photography and remote workshop. PocketWizard rep Ian Ray was on-site throughout the four day event, offering knowledge, equipment and support to future PocketWizard shooters. SSA selected winning photographs from participants in two categories: Sports Remote and Portrait.

Elaine Villaflores took the remote category with her behind-the-net shot of a goal in action while Mat Boyle impressed the judges with his dramatic mid-air portrait. They will both receive a pair of PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers for their awesome work.

Elaine has her own impressions of the experience, complete with more photos from the workshop on her blog.

Check out the winning shots on SSA and see more of Elaine’s work and Mat’s work.

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