Tomorrow is the start of the Strobist blog Boot Camp II, which from what I gather is a series of assignments to help photographers learn and become better with using off-camera flash. I hope to be a part of this series. Recently though, I've had the idea that I could use the off-camera flash and combine it with my Kite Aerial Photography to take aerial pictures at night. I've done some preliminary testing with my PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5's on a Canon G9. These devices were purchased for use with my Canon 5D Mark II, but no reason why I can't at least try it with my G9. PocketWizard says that they'll be compatible with a future release, even though they are currently listed as a compatible device in the utility application. I was able to get my Canon 430EXII's to fire remotely from the G9 running a CHDK script, so I know that it's technically possible. Here is what I need now:
- A clear, and preferably warm night with steady winds around 13 MPH.
- Something interesting to take aerial pictures from at night
- An assistant to help place and secure the remote flashes.