John Burgess, photographer for the Santa Rosa, CA Press Democrat, was assigned to photograph Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery. John had photographed Mr. Peterson ten years earlier, but wanted a very different kind of shot this time. Thanks to his unique vision and a pair of PocketWizards, he pulled off covering the “Zen of Zin” (as he calls Mr. Peterson) in magnificent style, and a great back story you can read here.
…on what goes on in Vegas will definitely not stay in Vegas thanks to our blogs. 🙂 Scarlett’s Monday night workshop (thankfully football season is over) is nearly full. Way to go Scarlett! Good luck with the workshop and the contest. PocketWizard is proud to be your partner.
Chicago-based shooter Guy Rhodes has graced the PW blog before, but this time he has a different story to tell. Besides using PocketWizards, Guy takes you through a careful tutorial of how he set up the shot, experimenting and testing as he went along. The most significant writing, however, comes at the end, so even if you’re not a techie make sure you read the last paragraph.
…I couldn’t have been going 257 mph. Well, yes, actually I was, and how about I snap your picture?
Photographer Mike Maez documented the event in Utah that eventually made the Guinness Book of Records. And yes, he did snap the officer’s photo, since the officer was kind enough to close a few roads, enabling the Shelby Super Car Aero to set the record. For the beauty shot, the SW-based photographer used PW’s, held by the best light stands (the human kind). Mike has been passionate about cars since he was young, so it didn’t take long before he became completely engulfed in trying to capture the perfect combination of speed, angle, smoke and style in his photographs.
A funny comic strip crossed our desk this morning, one that we’ve enjoyed for some time now. It’s called “What the Duck” and it’s about two ducks who happen to be photographers (or is it the other way ‘round?). Aaron Johnson is to blame for What the Duck. According to Aaron, “WTD originated as a ‘blog filler’ for the vacationing Carol Kroll and has since continued at the demand of tens of people.”
Great music! Great photography! Beautiful sunglasses! Delicious candy! Now that’s a combination any PocketWizard user will appreciate. Louise Chin and Ignacio Aronovich run a company down in Brazil called “Lost Art,” dedicated to selling photographs, illustrations and stories for editorial and advertising use.
They recently got together to photograph the sunglass company called “Chilli Beans” and the band “Vive la Fete.” The candy was used instead of water, filling a bathtub and surrounding a model; the behind-the-scenes video is an absolute blast! Check it out and be careful — a lot of our office music aficionados have a new fave. Here are the photos.
Learn more about:
History of Pocket Wizard
Custom radio channels for triggering
Pocket Wizard Plus II
$25 Rebate on the Plus II until Feb 2009
Using Pocket Wizard to trigger your camera
Setting delay time for flash triggering
New cords for remote power control
Using zones for advanced triggering
How the Pocket Wizard frequency was selected
Difference between US and European models
Channels for use in large crowds