Glamorous wedding, high fashion, and pro action sports photographer Kevin Jairaj took us on location to show you how you can add some extra remote cameras to maximize your sales potential during a wedding photo shoot.

It is amazing how with a little forethought, your extra camera bodies and some Plus III Tranceivers you can create some outstanding images at key moments that will take your wedding album quality from great to amazing.  Check out this video and then read on to see all the different perspectives that were able to be captured just by one press of the camera shutter button.

Kevin Jairaj and the PocketWizard Plus III from PocketWizard on Vimeo.
Video © Chris Watson, used with permission

 

The Nitty Gritty about Remote Triggering

Gear:
Remote camera(s) of choice - must have a remote shutter release terminal
PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers
You will also need remote camera cables to match your camera model/make
Pre-Trigger Mono Miniphone (PTMM) Adapter to keep your camera awake and ready to shoot

Your camera (in-hands) with a Plus III in the hot shoe set to a channel between 17-32.  For this example, here are all of our camera locations and settings.

Camera 1 - In hands (You): Channel 25 Transmit Only
Camera 2 - Balcony: Channel 25, Zone A, Receive Mode
Camera 3 - Windowsill: Channel 25, Zone B, Receive Mode
Camera 4 - Candelabra: Channel 25, Zone C, Receive Mode
Camera 5 - Under front pew: Channel 25, Zone D, Receive Mode


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Now when you are shooting with the camera in your hands, you can choose which of your remote cameras should fire simultaneously simply by turning on and off the A, B, C, and D Zones.  It is truly that simple!

Here are some examples of the different images Kevin captured during some key moments:

The Entrance
The entrance of the bride and her father into the church is a moment that can never happen twice.  It is typically the first time that the groom and bride see each other and those moments are magical.  Here are some of the final images of that moment taken from the various remote cameras.

Camera 1 - In Hands
Camera 1 - In Hands
Camera 1 - In Hands
Camera 2 - Balcony
Camera 4 - Candelabra
Camera 5 - Underneath Pew

Here are the same images rotating among the different points of view.
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The Altar
Kevin was able to capture five great shots all at the same time simply by pressing the shutter release on the camera in his hands (Camera 1).  Here is a look at all of the different perspectives.

Camera 1 - In Hands
Camera 2 - Balcony
Camera 3 - Windowsill
Camera 4 - Candelabra
Camera 5 - Underneath Pew

Here are the same images rotating among the different points of view.
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The Kiss
This is by far one of the most requested images by the bride & groom.  Being able to capture it from multiple perspectives allows more opportunities to make sure that you capture the moment.
Camera 1 - In Hands
Camera 2 - Balcony
Camera 5 - Underneath Pew

Here are the same images rotating among the different points of view. 1106Kiss.gif

The Exit
The announcement of the bride & groom for the first time as husband and wife portrays excitment and emotion. Here are a few of Kevin's final images from this moment.
Camera 1 - In Hands
Camera 2 - Blacony
Camera 4 - Candelabra
Camera 5 - Underneath Pew

Here are the same images rotating among the different points of view.
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Now that you have seen it in action, imagine the sales opportunities when building your wedding albums. Having photos from great angles at those memorable moments allows for more captured memories and essentially more profit for you. Some family members may want a wider shot showing all of the friends and family invited to the wedding. The bride and groom may want to have shots that are more about them, using a telephoto lens.  You are also able to capture the wide angle shots of the venue.  Increase your creative album and print sales opportunities by using remotely triggered cameras with the PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers during a wedding shoot - you will amaze and delight your clients.

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