Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pocketwizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 review part 2

I haven't had a chance to try the new Pocketwizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 at a wedding yet but I have used them for a couple of Senior Sessions and an Engagement Session. 

I've encountered a couple of problems. 

First, the special "interference" hotshoe that comes with the transmitter doesn't seem to work.  I contacted PW about it and they said they would send me another one.  That was two weeks ago.  I sent them an email last week to ask about it and haven't heard back yet.  I was impressed with how quick they were to respond and promise a replacement but now I'm wondering if I got lost in the shuffle.  Luckily, I don't seem to have a need for it but if I did I would be pretty upset at having sat on these remotes for two weeks without being able to use them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

What's in Booray's bag?

Well, it's taken about a dozen attemptsto finally make this video but at long last it is finished.  It wasn't hard to do, I just seemed to run into obstacle after obstacle when trying to get the thing uploaded to You Tube.

There are two video's (because I carry so much crap). 

If you've ever wondered what I carry in my bag, here's the complete break-down:

Part 1

Part 2

As always, you can see all my Tampa bay Wedding Photography at http://www.boorayperry.com/

Friday, September 24, 2010

Senior Portraits Tampa

I've been photographing a lot of Tampa Bay Seniors lately for my Senior Model Program.  Each model was photographed in a different location and using slightly different styles.  Let's start off with Justine:

Justine is from Northeast High School.  We chose downtown St. Petersburg for her session because she thinks of herself as both a city girl and a country girl.  Downtown St. Pete offers a little of both!

I started off in a favorite alley.  All photographers love a good alley!  It's always funny the way people will look at you when you are in some dirty back alley taking pictures.  I used off-camera lighting the entire day (I'm addicted to off-camera light).  This particular image was de-saturated a bit and curves-adjusted to maximize the contrast.  Justine really looks older in this one.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mommy Card Day is Oct. 9th!

Mommy Cards are like business cards only a little smaller. The front contains a great picture of your child and the back contains Mom's contact information. These cards are unique, beautiful and so much more personal than handing someone a regular business card. Think of all the parents you meet at school functions, dance, soccer, little league, cheerleading, etc. Wouldn't it be great to have a card with their child's picture and contact info? Want to arrange a playdate? Just hand them your Mommy Card!
Give one to the babysitter

Give one to your child's teacher

Give one to the parents of your children's friends and classmates

Put them in Holiday cards, birthday cards, "thank you" cards...

With two girls in school, we meet so many kids.... it would be so nice if we had an easy way of contacting parents. The Mommy Card makes it easy because the child's picture is right on the card! It's so easy now, when we meet other parents, to just hand them a Mommy Card. People love them!

Mommy Card sessions are 15 minutes long. Later, you'll come in to view your images and pick out the card design (several to choose from) and picture you want (you are welcome to purchase prints, etc... of course!). The session price includes 100 cards and a tin case. More cards can be ordered as needed.

All for just $99!

More than one child? No problem! Each extra child is $49 and you can split the cards up between them (My wife carries a card for each of my daughters). Each child get's a full session.

Email us at the address below and we will send you an electronic invoice and your session time. All times will be after 1PM on Saturday, Oct. 9th. Feel free to request a specific time.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review: PocketWizard Flex TT5 and Mini TT1

I had a chance to use my new PocketWizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 remotes last week and I wanted to write down some first impressions.

First, let me detail the pro's and con's of why I bought these remotes:


1. Off-camera ETTL: This is a no-brainer and the main reason that anyone buys these remotes. Dumb-fire remotes can be had for a fraction of the cost (I have Paul Buff Cybersyncs and they have never let me down.) The line-of-sight restrictions with Canon's built-in infrared system are too confining.

2. Hotshoe mounts: I really like the idea that I can do away with the cord-attached remotes that I have now. I've never liked having to attach the transmitter with a synch cord, especially when I shoot with two cameras and often move my flash between them.

3. Hypersync: The new PocketWizards claim to allow shooting at very fast shutter speeds. For someone who shoots in Florida sun all the time, the idea of being able to shoot with flash at 1/1000 is very attractive.

Family Portrait Day 2010

Everyone has been asking about this so I had better get the ball rolling!

Family Beach Portrait Day 2010 will be Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 2010.

Cost is $99 and includes 25 holiday cards with your choice of picture.  This is a savings of $160 over our regular price for a beach session!  It's without a doubt the cheapest way to get that great family beach portrait you've always wanted!

Space is limited as we only have a few hours where the light is perfect.  It's first-come-first-serve so sign-up as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  Email booray@boorayperry.com to register!