Archive for October, 2008

Long range (up to 20 miles) Camera Trigger!!!


So for any photograhper that uses Pocket Wizards to trigger a remote camera, no doubt you’ve had the problem where you run out of range and are dissapointed as you can’t shoot the angle you want with your remote cameras due to lack of range. Well Robert Benson has solved that problem for you! The thought of this is sick.  Hopefully the development of these will spawn some new, and much more robust wireless transceivers for photographers soon! A little bit from his blog post about his new switch for 2-way radios is below.

Robert Benson successfully created a long range radio camera trigger using walkie-talkies available from Walmart.  He started working on the project after shooting a Redbull Air race in San Fransisco where his pocketwizard remote trigger set up failed because the distance was too great.  After that race he worked on some alternatives and ultimately came up with this super long range radio based trigger for remote cameras.  He currently has a patent pending on it, to find out more visit his blog:

1st North American Magazine Cover!


SBC Skier Magazine 8.1 - 2009 Buyer's Guide - Skier: Mike MertionYes, it finally happened!  I finally got that magazine cover in the continent I actually live in!  This shot is in SBC Skier Magazine out of Canada.  This shoot was crazy, had all the recipie for complete disaster however turned out to be the most successful single photo shoot I’ve ever been to.  We had wind, rain, a deteriorating pipe, more wind, more rain, some gloppy snow, yah the weather was interesting!  It did work out to say the least though, so far it’s gotten me 2 covers with 2 seperate shots, and a few other pretty big sales and a bunch of other editorial coverage.  I couldn’t be more stoked as I got to shoot in a pipe the way I had envisioned shooting it at night and it paid off in every sense.  Huge thanks to Dan Norkunas and AJ DeSaint Phalle at Rage Films and the guys over at Tamarack Resort, and of course to Mike Mertion for hitting that pipe hit at least 15 times when I had it setup like this for making this shoot happen.

09′ Freeskiing Magazine Cover (Japan)


Freeskiing Magazine Cover shot - Kyler CooleySo wahooo with the covers!  2nd mag cover of the season so far and this is the 2nd year in a row Freeskiing Magazine in Japan has used one of my photos for the cover shot.  Pretty stoked as I was hoping this would happen somewhere with this shot.  This was likely the most gear I’ve seen taken out on sleds in my experience as we had 4 sleds, 2 generators, my lights, my camera pack, 5 hotlight stands, a dolly, 2 filmers and of course Kyler skiing.  I’ve actually got a post here about it from the night we shot this.  It was a super fun night and I’m stoked that Dan, AJ from Rage Films and Kyler brought me out for it as it was all their idea.  I just showed up and took the photos.

Kyler Cooley, AJ DeSaint Phalle and Dan Norkunas of Rage Films, loaded up to spend a night in the backcountry shooting

Here’s a photo of what it looked like all geared up to get out there.

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