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I’ve recently switched to using PocketWizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 radios to trigger my Canon Speedlite flashes. Even though I have had the Flex model since it first came out in 2009, this past month was the first time I used the TTL (through the lens) exposure control feature that these models are known for. One cool feature is the ability to synchronize at very fast shutter speeds.
I did a quick test of this feature the other day when Julie dropped by the studio. The above image was shot with a shutter speed of 1/1600 second using a Speedlite 580EXII for the main light and a 430EX for the fill light (both with shoot-thru umbrellas). I had the MiniTT1 on my camera and a FlexTT5 on each of the flash units. This high speed ability will come in very handy in the future when lighting motion shots both in and out of the studio.
Have a great weekend!
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens -1/1600 second, f/4, ISO 400
My good friend Ann Torrence (anntorrence.com) is hosting a book-signing tonight in Salt Lake City at the King’s English Bookshop. Ann poured several years of her life into researching and photographing Highway 89 from Canada to Mexico while writing the book, and tonight marks a culmination of her efforts. The event begins at 7:00 pm. Click here for details
When shooting images for my stock photo portfolio, I will occasionally venture away from my usual “Bright & Cheery” shots and work to portray some of the less pleasant elements of our world. Today’s image is an example of this. One of the concepts I worked to capture during last month’s iStock event in St. George Utah was school violence. In an effort to be sensitive to potential uses of the image, I purposely kept the model anonymous. Since this theme has already sold, evidently there is a market for the concept.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/4.5, ISO 400