PocketWizards have been tried and tested over the years, and by many photographers.
The tests have been done by professionals and hobbyists alike.
I am not here to share a detailed review of the products, because if you Google PocketWizard review you will see many of them. What I am here to share is the how and why I use these amazing devices.
PocketWizards for portraits
I am a big fan of light, and enjoy working with it, learning about it, shaping it, etc. However, when hired to photograph a portrait I am often using simple lighting setups to keep it minimal but effective. Usually I will lights flashing through (or off) umbrellas, and maybe a softbox here or there. I will also use reflectors to add extra fill for areas that need it.
PocketWizards for products
Every so often, a client asks me to photograph her latest cakepop creations. I typically set up a small light tent or if needed, drape a white background over a low table. Then using PocketWizards, I will trigger lights into softboxes to add soft, even light to the food.
PocketWizards for interiors
When photographing an interior for a business, my lights are typically bare and bouncing off a wall or ceiling. I rarely use light modifers for these sessions. However, I always use PocketWizards to make my life easier.
Why I Recommend PocketWizards
Here is the moment you’ve been waiting for.
- Sometimes I need distance
- I don’t want to trip on wires
- I want to fire many lights at once
- Sometimes with sports I need to fire a second camera
- Sometimes I want to fire some lights, but not others
- I like triggers that work… always
- Amazing people & customer service
- TTL if you want it, manual if you don’t
PocketWizards save time, session stress, make it easier and always work. That’s why I use and recommend them. Why do you?
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,