Wedding Photographers

I have to say I really have to hand it to Wedding Photographers. I have done a hand-full of weddings (many years ago) and vowed never to do one again. So far so good! My brother got married back in September and although I was not the wedding photographer, I did bring my Leica to take a few casual shots. It was much easier and much more enjoyable to do, knowing that I was not the one responsible for getting “the shot”!

I was only recently able to sit down and go through what I shot and forward them off to my brother & sister-in-law. Although I must admit that I had immediately downloaded them right after the wedding and with a quick glance was not very thrilled with what I saw so.. going through them was not a high priority as I really didn’t think there was much there to be had.

I was pleasantly surprised once I did sit down with them, not because there was anything spectacular, but once I started to play with the raw images in Lightroom a bit there were a few that weren’t so bad.

It turns out that although I saw a few selects from the “official” photographer and thought they were quite stunning, those few images were evidently the cream of the crop. There were a few missed shots and some stuff that apparently wasn’t so great. I AM SO GLAD IT WAS NOT ME! Again reinforcing my desire to never do that again!

So to those of you who are out there shooting those weddings (and doing them well) .. Kudos To You!
Image by Los Angeles Photographer Dana Hursey
(one of my shots)

Pocket Wizards

Everyone knows about Pocket Wizards..Right? Well evidently not. I ran into another photographer a few days ago who was still using sync cords to trigger his strobe units. So I thought I would do a quick post on them to to share the joy with anyone out there who is not yet aware of these little guys.

Pocket Wizards are Radio Slaves/Syncs. They trigger your strobe units via radio signals rather than hard wiring your camera to the strobe packs via a sync cord. They allow for virtually infinite mobility and a lot less tripping over cords in the studio or on location. The transmitter will fit in any hot shoe or connect via pc cable. The receivers sit on the pack and connect via whatever proprietary cable your pack uses. Or as in the case of our Profoto D4 Strobe Packs, the receiver is built into the pack!

Also if you use Sekonic Light Meters they also have the capability of transmitting signals and can fire your strobes wirelessly as well!

As far as our strobe system is concerned we are completely wireless. Which is a huge benefit!!!