Remote Cameras Help Sports Photographers Get Into the Action

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough,” said the legendary Hungarian-American war photographer and photojournalist Robert Capa. I’m also of the staunch opinion that to get better images, you need to be where the action is. But sometimes, especially at sporting events, there are umpteen locations considered off-limits for security and safety purposes. The technology offered by remote trigger manufacturers greatly simplifies things for photographers. Getting remote cameras to successfully trigger still comes with their own challenges and tribulations.

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The Weye Feye is a WiFi Add-On That Lets You Remote Control Your DSLR From Your Smartphone

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Camera remotes are nothing new. They attach to your camera either via cord or wirelessly, and they let you control the shutter, and sometimes even the settings. Camera remotes working via your smartphone are also nothing new. But the Weye Feye is. It’s not just a simple remote control. It’s a WiFi add-on that attaches to your Canon or Nikon DSLR via USB, and delivers the camera’s live view stream directly onto your smartphone’s screen. Or your tablet. Or your laptop. Or the internet right away (via your smartphone or tablet or laptop.) On top of it all, the app that comes with it lets you control almost any of your camera’s settings. Pretty neat, innit? To get an impression of how it works and what XSories, the creators of the Weye Feye have in mind that you do with it, watch the video after the break.

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Review: Phottix Strato II Wireless Flash Triggers

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I think we can all agree that Pocket Wizards are the most popular wireless flash triggering system on the market today. I think we all can also agree that they are the most expensive wireless flash triggering system on the market today. Lucky for all of us non-millionaires, many companies have rose up to challenge Pocket Wizard for people’s business in this arena.

One of those companies is Phottix with their hot shoe wireless flash system they’ve dubbed the Strato II. In this post we’ll take a look at how well these perform and whether they are a viable alternative to the more expensive, yet proven Pocket Wizard.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog posting by Travis Lawton. You can find more of his work on his website at Travis Lawton Photography as well as his blog at The Lawtographer.

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Hands On Review: Pearstone Freewave C2 Wireless Shutter Releases

Wireless remote triggers are something that can be a major convenience to most photographers. Landscape shooters, wedding photographers in tricky situations, and portrait photographers going for a different angle may all want to make great use of these items. The Pearstone RW-C2 Freewaves are an affordable solution to most other brands and will appeal to all photographers looking for similar units. This review tests the units for Canon.

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