Posted on October 31, 2008 by PocketWizard Blogger
Having worked in the action sports business for a bit, I’ve seen my share of intense photos, but when the new Cloudveil Clothing catalog showed up in my mailbox last week, the cover shot jumped at me. The shot had been done a thousand times before, but during the day. Photographer Steven Lloyd had something else in mind when he asked Jeff Campbell to take on Hellgate Couloir in Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah at night.
Steven aimed two small speedlight flashes at the cliffs that encased Hellgate and triggered them by PocketWizard Plus II Transceivers. The couloir is about as wide as a ski and was filled with fresh snow. Sluff (the loose snow that slides with you down something like this – and can sweep you off your feet in a mini avalanche) was an issue. Needless to say this is a shot where you need things to work – and they did. This is also one of those photos where you have to remember that the next guy down that chute was the photographer, hauling his gear…in the dark.
Check out more of Steven’s work at stevelloydphoto.com
by Dave Schmidt
Filed under: how-to, PocketWizard, sports photography | Tagged: Cloudveil Clothing, Hellgate Couloir, Jeff Campbell, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Steven Lloyd, Utah | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 29, 2008 by PocketWizard Blogger
Posted on October 15, 2008 by PocketWizard Blogger
Well, meet Danish Puthan Valiyandi. His two German-based companies, DanishPV and Priyesh.de, lists him as director, digital artist, cinematographer and photographer. Whew! We get tired just thinking about all those tasks, let alone accomplishing them. One look at his websites, though, says very quickly what an incredibly talented man he is. Well, this month he put his talents to work winning the monthly PocketWizard video contest. Guess who he used as director, digital artist, cinematographer and photographer? We didn’t think we’d have to tell you. Sehr gut!
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Posted on October 10, 2008 by PocketWizard Blogger
W.C. Fields had a lot of tricks up his sleeve, but none like that from Kalamazoo Gazette staffer Jill McLane Baker. Interestingly, the Gazette runs a blog by the photo department. How Web 2.0 can you get? Anyway, Jill’s assignment was a cemetery and while photographing a headstone, guess who showed up?
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Posted on October 9, 2008 by PocketWizard Blogger
Well, you get the idea. It’s why aerial photography was invented — to see the world from a different perspective. But for some photographers, namely Guy Rhodes, it’s hard to jump in a plane or helicopter when the mood strikes. It’s also mucho expensive.
Aha! PocketWizard to the rescue!
Read about how and why Guy gets great high-angle shots with the help of his little friend.
Filed under: high speed, how-to, PocketWizard | Tagged: aerial photography, guy rhodes, sportsshooter.com | Leave a comment »