May is Wedding Month and here are some tips and tricks to help you capture all of the beautiful moments at your next wedding!

Wedding photography has taken on many styles in recent years but every wedding photographer is still trying to do the same thing – capture moments that will last forever.  To be the best, you need passion, endurance, creativity and the right equipment.  PocketWizard® triggering systems are the tools that will set you apart from others and capture memories never before photographed, with ease and reliability.


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Photo: ©Brian Marcus
PocketWizard radios trigger cameras, flashes or both simultaneously.  Incorporating the latest radio-technology, PocketWizards are designed to exceed the demands of today's working pro, providing durability, ease of use and advanced features. Working in the hectic and often chaotic wedding environment requires speed and flexibility.  You don’t have time to mess with your equipment and you may not even have time to check or change your settings.

MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 with AC3 ZoneController

Many wedding photographers use E-TTL/CLS i-TTL when shooting weddings specifically for its ease of use, and PocketWizard makes it even easier. The ControlTL® technology inside the PocketWizard MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® lets you place remote flashes anywhere you want – hidden from view, even in bright sunlight - and shoot wirelessly. Add an AC3 ZoneController to your on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 Transmitter and control up to three zones of light in 3-stop increments directly from the camera’s position.

See how professional wedding photographer Brian Marcus uses his MiniTT1/FLexTT5/AC3 system to manage large amounts of ambient light with studio light to get some amazing bridal photos.

Behind the Scenes: Brian Marcus and PocketWizard from PocketWizard on Vimeo.


ControlTL also allows the use of FP/High Speed sync with your TTL flash. You can place the flash close to your subject and step back as far as you want and shoot wide open for an entirely new look. Go ahead, you’ll have the shutter speed you need to make it possible! For portrait sessions, you can use our exclusive HyperSync™ Technology, which allows full-power flash at faster than x-sync speeds up to 1/8000* of a second.  Shooting outdoors with flash in full sun with wide apertures is possible, and you’ll love the results. 
* Results may vary depending on combination of equipment used.

Need to mix it up a bit?  The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are completely compatible with manual flash and work with any PocketWizard radios including the Plus II, Plus III, PlusX and MultiMAX.  You can even mix your TTL flash with Manual flash.


PlusX, Plus III

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Photo: ©Melody Hood
If you prefer total control over your lighting and never shoot TTL, then the PocketWizard PlusX or Plus III radios are the perfect choice.  The PlusX is our most basic radio providing 10 channels and a simple channel selector dial.  The Plus III offers 32 channels, four zones, an intuitive keypad and backlit LCD display.  Need zones, than perhaps the Plus III is the correct radio for you.  If you’re looking for a basic radio or you’re new to to wedding photography, then check out the PlusX.  Click here for a features comparison chart between the PlusX and Plus III. Both the Plus III and the PlusX are compatible with the Plus II, MultiMAX, FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 on standard channels only.

See how professional wedding photographer Melody Hood used the Plus III to take stunning images of a bride in the middle of a desert.

Melody Hood and the PocketWizard Plus III Video from PocketWizard on Vimeo.


Remote Camera Triggering


859remotecameratriggeringscreencapture.jpgRemote camera triggering allows you to get two different perspectives from one camera.  Take a picture of the bride walking down the aisle with the camera in your hands and trigger the shutter release of a second camera positioned on the groom. Mount a camera over the dance floor and anytime you take a close-up of the bride and groom, you are also capturing a birds-eye view of the same scene.  This can be done with a transmitting radio on the camera in your hands and a receiving radio on the remote camera as well as a Remote Camera Cable.  If you want to sync a flash with a remote camera, all you need is a third radio. 

View the video below to learn more about remote control of camera and lights with PocketWizard radios.


Manual Off-Camera Flash and Remote Camera Control Made Easy from PocketWizard on Vimeo.


To learn more about remote camera triggering, please visit our Remote Camera Triggering tutorial page.