1 • (of an electronic device) operating or operated by means of radio or infrared signals. or
remote control noun
control of a machine or apparatus from a distance by means of signals transmitted from a radio or electronic device.
*I cannot say enough about the use of remote cameras in this business and how it’s helped my work & way of thinking lately when approaching certain assignments. Running two (2) remote bodies at West Point graduation last weekend kept me up nights planning & rethinking the whole set-up through various scenarios. Getting permission to install the low-angle remote camera from the graduating cadet’s bench seating was the key starting point, and that alone entailed a few emails & personal visits to the Army PR office. The only drawback of that day’s shooting was the weather, as it rained 20 minutes before the traditional “hat toss”, which is the image I was after on the remotes to begin with. Working to have that moment captured from three different camera views (the main camera being fired from my location in front of the cadets, and simultaneously firing the two remotes by Pocket-Wizards) was a big challenge at a big venue. Just wanted to throw in a few of the set-up & resulting images here from the stadium, where I arrived with four camera bodies, 7 – lenses (if memory serves), 3 – sets of PW’s, 2 Magic-Arms w/ 3 – Super Clamps, cords, triggers, rubber bands, two rolls of gaffer’s tape, plastic bags, rain suit, rain poncho, lucky gum and all sorts of related gizmos, attachments, tools, and “Whatcha-ma-callits…”