It’s that Time of Year…

©Mark Rebilas 


©Mark Rebilas


You know, best songs of 2008, best books of 2008, best….whatever. Mark Rebilas, no stranger to the PocketWizard blog, has put together “Best Random Sports Photos of 2008” and they’re creative, powerful and even funny. Not all the photos needed remote control of camera or strobe, but it’s well worth the visit noneteless.


Happy Holidays!

PocketWizard at High Cascades Photo Workshop

If you want to be a snowboard photographer, there is no better place in the world then High Cascades Photo Workshop, held on the slopes of Mt. Hood July 28th to August 2nd.

This year PocketWizard teamed up with the camp to hold the first ever PocketWizard/High Cascades Photo Competition where students submitted their best shot from the weeks photo sessions. The top two images won a pair of PocketWizards.

Jon Herre’s image of a rider on a backlit rail 

©Jon Herre

and Kevin Heitczman’s fill light hand plant top the prizes this year.

 ©Kevin Heitczman

A few more photos are here.

Special Thanks to Kevin English at High Cascades and Trevor Graves at Nemo Design.

A Day at the Beach

Photographer Randall Grant photographed Jessica Gomez on location using PocketWizard at the Dead Sea in Israel for Sports Illustrated’s 2008 Swimsuit Edition.

Links: SI website, Photos from this shoot

Good Horse Sense

Columbia, SC-based photojournalist Brett Flashnick (Brett, tell us you didn’t make that name up!) knows you can’t get too close to a horse during a race, lest the thoroughbred take a chunk out of your head with his hooves. So, like many photographers, Brett uses Pocket Wizards to trigger the cameras from a safe distance.  “When the race began,” says Brett, “I decided to shoot from down the track with my 300mm f/2.8 and 1.4x converter, with the PocketWizard on the hot shoe of the camera, so I could have two angles of the shot, in case the remote didn’t work for some reason. Once the event is done with, you can go back to your remote, and collect your images and hope you got what you envisioned.”  Nice work, indeed.

Congratulations, Brett! Link