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On Location with PocketWizard


I’ve been shooting a bunch of tutorial videos for PocketWizard over the last three weeks. while we were on location I wanted to give a very quick overview of one of the setups. Here’s a quick one minute video that shows how easy it is to use the new Mini and Flex.

You can see exactly what the flashes are doing by looking at the shot that was taken with Ab, our cameraman, in the shot. The background was much brighter than the foreground and the flashes really make the shot.

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  • Dan

    If only it actually was that easy with those things. My personal experience with them has been somewhat different…..

  • Pete Templin

    Is this example shot with “simple” E-TTL extended via PW wireless gear, i.e. both flashes are firing at equal intensity?

  • http://blog.snapfactory.com SnapFactory

    Yes, that's correct. Just left everything on auto. No tweaking.

  • Greg Beneteau

    Mark, I was directed over her by the Pocket Wizard blog re your post. I've subscribed to your blog — looks great, look forward to catching up with your work through it…

    My feedback is similar to Pete's. I thought it was a great vid on a PW two-strobe set up — thanks for sharing. But, without Pete asking, you didn't mention anything about how the PWs were set up to talk with the camera using E-TTL… I thought maybe you were shooting them on manual…

    Look forward to our next installment…

  • Joe

    I feel like I am making this harder than it is, (and I did buy a pair).

    If I want to recreate this, would I put the flashes in ETTL (no ratios, etc?) and then as far as the camera, I guess I can expose for the background in Manual? or are you using another manipulation of the camera (i.e. exposure compensation)

    I like to do the whole “drop the background 2 stops” and light the foreground….

    So can I do the camera in manual and use the flashes in auto?

    I am embarrassed to ask…

  • http://blog.snapfactory.com SnapFactory

    The flashes were in ETTL with no ratio control. I shot in aperture priority mode and used exposure compensation (-2 stops) to control the background.

    You can also use manual mode on the camera (leave the flashes on ETTL) and then just underexpose the background a bit. The flashes will automatically throw the proper amount of light on your subject.

    Give it a shot and let me know how it goes!

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