A bunch of people have responded to yesterday’s video about the “Luka-Cam” asking for more information. The Luka-Cam video will be included in a much longer video about PocketWizards that will be finished in a couple of weeks. So until then I suggest you check out these two terrific resources.
Chase Jarvis TECH: POV Photography. In this video Chase walks you through his process of creating “killer point-of-view (POV) images.” This is a great video and the page also has some video stills to help illustrate the details.
PocketWizard: Behind the Scenes with Jack Reznicki. This video will show you how to use a pocket wizard to trigger your camera. It’s three minutes of fun.
In the video I used two PocketWizard Plus II transceivers; one on the camera and one in my hand. The PocketWizard in my hand triggered the PocketWizard on the camera which in turn told the camera to take the picture.
I also used a pre-trigger cable from the PocketWizard to the camera. This is a special cable that keeps the camera “alive”. It’s just the same as holding the shutter release button halfway down. Check the PocketWizard site for the cable that matches your camera.
The Magic Arm is made by Manfrotto. B&H Photo has a Magic Arm Kit that is a great deal. The whole thing is just under $140.
The most important part of the photo shoot was, of course, Luka. Luka was rescued by Diane in 2005 and he’s a big part of our family. We are very pro-adoption and encourage everyone to adopt a pet if possible. Check out PetFinder.com and skip the mall pet stores forever.
If you live in the Phoenix Metro area we highly recommend two local charities: The Arizona Humane Society and Arizona Rescue. Diane spends almost every saturday at The Arizona Humane Society with her camera at her side. She takes many of the wonderful photos you see on their site. It’s amazing how much good a photo can do. Almost every dog she photographs is adopted.