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Remote Camera Action – For Basketball, it’s a Slam Dunk!

Learn how to set up a remote camera behind a basketball backboard to capture exciting action photos. You can use a remote camera to kick it up a notch and capture images that go beyond your typical high school sports shots.

Off-Camera Lighting for Character Portraits Easy as 1-2-3

See how PocketWizard radio triggers can be used to create a creative character portrait – it’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

Use PocketWizard SpeedCycler to get 2 Dramatically Different Looks in an Instant

This blog post was originally shared over 5 years ago and yet the story is timeless: Photographer fulfills his artistic vision while meeting the needs of his client by leveraging the power of PocketWizard! The Big Opportunity! Alexis Cuarezma is a portrait photographer with a specialty in photographing sports figures. One of his big breaks […]

PocketWizard’s Moonshot

The incredible range of PocketWizard’s E Release inspired a photographer to capture an epic family photo with a full moonrise.

E Release Makes everything that PocketWizard does best even better

Introducing the E Release, a firmware upgrade for select PocketWizard radios that improve their reliability, range, and performance. Basically, everything that PocketWizard does best, made even better.

PocketWizard Photo Booth Kit

We’re so excited to introduce the PocketWizard Photo Booth Kit!  It’s a complete PocketWizard PlusX radio trigger kit that’s easy to set up and is a fun addition to any type of party of event. Whether you are a professional event photographer or a hobbyist who wants to bring a little fun to your next […]

Hands free photography

Sometimes you need an extra hand or another body to hold a reflector, flip a bride’s veil into the air or distract the baby or pet of the family. With PocketWizard, taking a photograph “hands-free” is possible when using a remote camera triggered with a foot pedal.

Flash Friday

When you say… I’m a natural light photographer! do you really mean… I don’t know how to use my flash!  If you are like many photographers, you’ve invested a lot of money in your equipment, including a speedlight. Have you become friends with it yet? If not, we challenge you to get to know your […]

Remote Photography for High School Sports

Our Sales Manager took a set of PocketWizard Plus IIIs to her son’s high school lacrosse game and ended up with a great example of using a remote camera to capture two very different perspectives at the same time. We asked her to write up a quick overview of her experience. This technique works with […]

ControlTL Overview

Easy to use and packed with features, our ControlTL line of radios is our most popular line of radios for wedding photographers and others who need the ability to set up quickly and start capturing the moment fast. Despite the different names, the FlexTT6 for Canon and the FlexTT5 for Nikon offer the same great […]

3 Tips to Improve your Sports Photography

Spring sports are in full swing!  We asked our friend and sports photographer Robert Hanashiro to share some of his tips for capturing that epic shot – you know the kind…not just capturing peak action, but the spirit of the game. We hope you enjoy this guest blog by Robert, and if these three tips get […]

Why PocketWizard?

Does this sound familiar? You need something and when you go to buy it, you are presented with many options from unknown brands that are much cheaper than the brand you know and trust. This is a common occurrence seen in nearly every market segment but especially common in the electronics industry. We have certainly seen […]

PocketWizard Plus IV

Why should you add a Plus IV to your photography kit? We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons you need a PocketWizard Plus IV. The PocketWizard line of radios are well known for their quality construction and their reliability. We offer many choices of radios depending on your needs for a radio trigger. […]

Remote Cameras

PocketWizard radios not only enable you to remotely trigger a flash, they also enable you to remotely trigger a camera.

Elevating your Photos with PocketWizard

Our PocketWizard team connected with students from Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) at the PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) last fall.     MVCC Photography Professor Jerome LaLonde brought his students to New York City to attend PPE to learn a little about the photography industry. The group met with photographer Lenny Christopher, a MVCC alum and former […]

Behind the Scenes – Photographing the Super Bowl

Last week we gave you a little insight into what goes into setting up remote cameras for the Super Bowl by speaking with photographer’s assistant Shawn Cullen. After the big event, we caught up with Shawn to see how it went and get some more detail about what it’s like to shoot one of the […]

Super Bowl Photography!

Who’s ready for some football? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to photograph the biggest event in sports? We talked with Shawn Cullen who works as a photographer’s assistant with USA Today Sports and was setting up on Friday for Sunday’s big event. He explained how he sets up to captures this epic event. […]

Shooting the Upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse

The photographers that work for PocketWizard can’t wait to photograph the upcoming lunar eclipse called the Super Wolf Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. Depending on where you live, it will start on the evening of Sunday, January 20, 2019 and for others, in the early morning of January 21. To check when the eclipse will be […]

Basic Troubleshooting Techniques – Plus Series

PocketWizard radios have a well earned-reputation for being the most reliable, feature-packed and easy-to-use solution for remote flash and camera triggering.  And, our triggering distance is legendary. In ideal conditions, our Plus III can work up to a distance of 1600 feet (500m) – that’s a distance of over 4 football fields! While they are […]

How to Elevate your Ski and Snowboard Photography

The photo above, orginally posted on Instagram by Andrew Jay (@andrewjaybw), caught our attention: Those colors! That snow! That lighting!! We reached out to him to see if he would share some of his secrets. “For this photo I used 2 PocketWizard FlexTT5s on 2 Nikon SB-900 Speedlights and a PocketWizard FlexTT5 on a Nikon […]

PocketWizard Auto-Relay

Selfies Using Remote DSLR Camera and Remote Flash Getting together with family and friends this holiday weekend?  Get yourself in the photo using PocketWizards set up for Auto-Relay. At PhotoPlus Expo in NYC this past October, we hosted an informal photowalk where we showed participants how to set up a selfie using a remote DSLR […]

PocketWizard and the Tutu Project

At PhotoPlus Expo 2018, we loved hearing one of our favorite photographers, Bob Carey, reflect on his humorous and inspiring journey of art as a means of healing. His project – The Tutu Project – is an amazing example of therapy through laughter and art. We were so inspired by Bob’s passion project that we […]

PocketWizard Top 10 List of PPE Experiences

We are back in our Vermont home office after four wonderful days in New York City at PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) and we thought we’d share our list of our top 10 PPE experiences. Our booth looked amazing! Our eagle hunter image taken by the amazing photographer Sasha Leahovcenco stopped people in their tracks. The beautiful […]

One Step to Improve your Photos

Why you need to take your flash off your camera. So you’ve invested in a Speedlight, but you’re disappointed in your photos. Do they look something like this?   The child is adorable – but we hate that shadow. And his face is pretty flat and one dimensional. Try taking the flash off your camera. […]

Remote Flash for Beginners – Rim Lighting

This technique to make a silhouette pop is easy with PocketWizard and your speedlight.   The best time to take a shot like this is either at dawn or dusk, when the light is low but you can still see some environmental details. These shots were taken at the beautiful Shelburne Farms in Vermont, just […]

Welcome to the NEW PocketWizard Blog

Did you know that PocketWizard has been making radio triggers for remote flash and remote photography for over 25 years? While PocketWizard is not new, this blog is. We’re making some changes around here with the singular purpose of getting closer to our customers and building a community of PocketWizard users. We want to share […]