Pocket Wizards and the World Series
This morning, he asked the following on the Strobist Flicker group discussion board:
"I'm not a baseball fan, but while channel surfing by the World Series I noticed a group of photographers in the background when the TV camera was doing shots of the dugout.
Several of these guys had two pro style cameras, one with a long lenses hanging around their neck plus a mono-pod mounted huge lens. I noticed that the handheld rig had what appeared to be a Pocket Wizard on the hot shoe, but I didn't notice any strobe lighting in view.
Since baseball diamonds are pretty well lit and I guessing that since most pitchers are pretty weird, powerful flash photography from the closest stands would be prohibited.
What were they doing with the Pocket Wizards?
Answer: The Pocket Wizards are being used as remote triggers.
The camera with the long lens is the "everywhere" camera. The camera with the 80-200 is the home plate camera (too close for the long lens.)
So, you mount a remote camera somewhere (or several) in a different location with PW receivers to fire them. Then you place the PW transmitter on your 80-200 camera. Now, when you shoot at home plate, you get simultaneous coverage of home plate from a different angle.
It's so nice of baseball players to always score every run in exactly the same place.
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