Posts Tagged ‘pocket-wizard’

"The Weather & Recent Work…" July 6 – 17, 2010

Youngsters kept cool in the spray of a sprinkler at Audrey Carey Park on Liberty Street in the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, July 9, 2010. The Northeast U.S. has endured a heatwave for a week, with temperatures reaching past 100ºF. © Valdrin Muriqi (right) of Newburgh, NY follows through on a punch […]

*More "Juice…" (Sports Photography) 1•July•2010

Poughkeepsie, NY. One of yesterday’s assignments called for coverage of a few local boxers training for a night of boxing next weekend. This was sort a media event in one of their training facilities, at a local college across the river. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a boxing ring in this converted […]

(Photographing) *The People We Know… June 2010.

HS Cellist @ THE WHEREHOUSE Restaurant. Newburgh, NY. 6•June•10 (Hardware / Software info): Nikon D-1X w/ 28mm – 70mm f/2.8AF. Nikon SB-800 into a shoot-thru umbrella at camera right at 1/4 power. Second small strobe at lower left w/ Stofen Dome on the floor at 1/16th. power. Triggered by Pocket-Wizard Multi-Max’s. ISO 400. 1/250th. sec. […]

"Big – Dogs…" West Point Graduation Day. 22•May•10

President Barack Obama pauses onstage as he watches cadets approach the dais in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy for their 2010 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony in West Point, NY on Saturday, May 22, 2010. President Obama delivere

President Barack Obama pauses onstage as he watches cadets approach the dais in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy for their 2010 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony in West Point, NY on Saturday, May 22, 2010. President Obama delivered the commencement address as 1,002 cadets received their diplomas and were commissioned as 2nd. Lieutenants […]

"Mastering the 5 – minute portrait…" Newburgh, NY 14•May•10

“Sometimes the images are there waiting for you to just show up …” Graduating college student in an empty hallway in Aquinas Hall at Mount Saint Mary College in the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, May 14, 2010. She is graduating with her MBA and has a job lined up with a local accounting […]

"Bringing Your ‘A’ Game…" *Musings from late March / early April 2010.

*More on differentaspects of my sports photography – (particularly at the championship level…) I’ve thought a lot lately about approaching the challenges of not only the daily grind, but stepping it up when necessary to make memorable or game telling sports images. Sports portraits also offer that opportunity to show the viewer an athlete’s personality […]

"I Gotta Get a Bigger Luggage Cart…" Back from Glens Falls, NY 22•March•10

Packing up my gear at 12:30AM including the Apple 12″ PowerBook, (4) head DynaLite arena strobe kit, (4) digital cameras, lenses, remote mounting hardware, tools, heavy duty extension cords, and Pocket-Wizard kits after four NYSPHSAA Tournament games in the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Yea that’s it, a […]

*"It’s Gotten Ugly Up Here…" 19 – 20•March•10

Jake Palmer (#33, left) of John A. Coleman Catholic walks off the court as Maple Grove players celebrate their NYSPHSAA Class D Finals Championship win at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Maple Grove defeated Coleman 43 – 38. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Writing live from courtside along press row here at […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships & NY State Tournament games. March 2010.

aka “March Madness…” Before I could even turn around and catch my breath after last weekend’s work, which began Friday night in helping out a colleague retrieve strobes from a local college gym after his two games, I found myself right in the middle of the craziness at this level of HS playoff basketball competition. […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships. aka "March Madness…"

Did somebody ask if I wanted to work through this weekend…? This is perhaps my favorite time of year for work, particulary covering sports. It is (finally) the beginning of the high school sectional championship games here in our area. Besides covering marquee events like graduation at West Point, the annual Army – Navy football […]

*The making of a meaningful (sports) portrait. Feb. 2010

Eric Culver of New Paltz High School photographed in the pool at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Friday, February 19, 2010. Culver is an Olympic hopeful, qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON_____________________________________________________ *Sometimes you hit a home run. With the bases loaded, in the bottom of the ninth […]

10-minute "Quick & Dirty" one light portraits – on location. Aug • 2009

Mary Phillips photographed on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Highland, NY on Thursday, August 13, 2009. Phillips is known as the trailkeeper of the picturesque 2.5 mile paved path. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Yesterday I was faced with cloudy skies most of the day for another outdoor feature assignment for our “Go” section, which appears […]

2009 West Point Graduation *(by the numbers…) 23•May•09

Graduating cadets toss their covers skyward during the United States Military Academy 2009 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY on Saturday, May 23, 2009. 970 cadets received their diplomas and were commissioned as 2nd. Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON This past Saturday was my third West Point […]

"2009 POTY…" (Player of the Year)

Got the assignment earlier this week to photograph our newspaper’s HS Player of the Year again. Cory Quimby (left) is a repeat winner of the award – and he had the numbers to prove it. I think he averaged something like 27 points / 17 rebounds per night. No way would his Minisink Valley HS […]

"Winding Down…" 2009 HS Player & Coach of the Year portraits.

Well, it’s finally over. The basketball season, that is. After a few days of recovery & a good night’s sleep after my third trip to Glens Falls, NY over the weekend (drove nearly 1,000 miles on three trips upstate the past two weekends) in covering Newburgh Free Academy in the NY State and Federation Championship […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part V – *"Let’s Go to the Videotape…!"

As longtime NY sportscaster Warner Wolff would say, “Let’s go to the videotape…!” After a much needed full day off yesterday, I’m finally getting around to harnessing my thoughts on Friday night’s State Quarterfinal games over in Westchester; including Will Bouton’s heroic heave that gave Newburgh Free Academy their one point win over longtime rival […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part III – (The Best Seat in the House…)

Tonight is T-H-E Game! Two of ’em in fact. The hottest ticket in town for HS playoff basketball anywhere in the area. For both Boys and Girls in their NY State Quarterfinal games over in Westchester at Pace University. The two best schools in our coverage area that I’ve been covering all season, Kingston HS […]

MARCH MADNESS! – (High School Style) March 2009.

“AWESOME, BABY…!!!” I can almost hear famed ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale doing promos and calling games during the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament. Well a different level of “March Madness” has begun here in the Hudson Valley for me this year. Beginning this week, I’ll be covering 10 HS basketball games, will probably help out another […]

remote |riˈmōt| adjective ( -moter , -motest )

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 […]

*Airplane Remote for a Cessna 150.

Today was a special day for making images. Spent a few hours on a story about a 16 year-old flight student, who I later learned is also a concert violinist. Sharp kid. The reporter and I would be following in a second, larger airplane, so I could make images of her flying her small two-seater. […]

*More on remotes… (Part II)

After putting up a remote camera three times this week for HS & college basketball, I decided to take a look at some of my older work shot with remote cameras, particularly pro & college basketball. (More like digging thru old CD’s and external HD’s searching for file images. some of these images were made […]

*More on remotes… (or I realize now why the joints in my fingers, wrists, knees & hips are sore the last few days…)

A few images of the setup procedure for installing a backboard remote camera. Also dug out a few of my old remote images at pro / college games through the years & will be posting them here soon too. Enjoy. -cg. *(the gear layout here is from the Saturday games at SUNY Orange, where I […]

Backboard remote on strobes for HS basketball tourney. Middletown, NY. 1 March 08.

Sebastian Valdez, #41, left, and Cory Quimby, #44 right, of Minisink reach for rebound during their Section 9 Class AA Championship game against Newburgh Free Academy at SUNY Orange in Middletown, NY on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Minisink defeated Newburgh 60 – 57. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Strobist info & other tech talk: Nikon D-1X *(yea, […]

*Another weekend of championship HS wrestling.

Dragged in two Dyna-Lite UniJr.’s, Pocket Wizards, super clamps, 100′ of extension cord, plenty of gaffer’s tape yesterday to light a large HS gym again for championship wrestling… This was a hectic night covering the tournament, as I had to leave the gym, quickly edit the first few matches on the laptop, and send a […]