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Custom Cables for High Speed Sync

Custom Cables for High Speed Sync

I’ve been making my own custom camera cables for a while now, not that I don’t still buy some, but there are a few I want that don’t exist yet. When I was shooting with my high speed flash sync system I used to hold the camera in one hand and use the other hand [...]


Point of View

Point of View

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a POV article for VitalMTB so I went and searched through a bunch of old shots and realized I’ve been shooting POV stuff for more than 10 years. This is mostly just the article I did for Vital with a few more photos added… Point of [...]


High Speed Sync with the Pocket Wizard Multimax

High Speed Sync with the Pocket Wizard Multimax

I had great intentions of doing a video of this post and I even went out and got a new video camera, but actually getting it filmed has turned out to be a whole different story. So it’s been a few weeks and I need to get this post done, and it’s not going to [...]


High Speed Sync Part 1

High Speed Sync Part 1

In my last post I mentioned that with the new Pocket Wizards Hypersync mode they’re saying that you can sync at up to 1/500th of a second and that I thought you could go faster. I’d like to clarify that a little. While Hypersync, or an early sync signal, is key to high speed sync [...]


Pocket Wizardry

Pocket Wizardry

Pocket Wizard has just announced the new Flex TT5, the successor to the MultiMax. While it’s currently only available for Canon, a Nikon version will be available soon. You can read about it here So why would a flash trigger be Nikon or Canon specific you ask? That’s because it reads and uses the camera’s [...]


Bike Mag Cover

Bike Mag Cover

Last month I got something really exciting in the mail, Bike Magazine, and for the second time in my life I had a photo on the cover of it. What set this cover apart for me was that it was shot at 1/500th of a second with flash. See my post on Camera Sync Speed [...]


Camera Sync Speed and Flash

Camera Sync Speed and Flash

There seems to be a fair bit of confusion in the world about camera sync speeds, Pocket Wizards, and high speed sync so I thought I would try to explain and demonstrate how it all works. Camera Sync Speed (SLR) Your camera has a set sync speed which is the fastest shutter speed you can [...]