I have continued to experiment with high speed sync, with a few new points. I continue to have success shooting at any shutter speed I want with my D300s, it nevers misses a shot or clips the flash. This image of the skateboarder was shot midday using 1/8000 as the shutter speeed with the Ranger “S” flash head about 20 feet away, used one head with a sports reflector at around 75 percent full power. This image was processed using Alien Skin Exposure 3, a great program for simulating film effects. And my results are staying the same with my D3, around 1/1250 is about as high as I can go before clipping the flash. For those interested in learning more hands on, I will teaching all this new material in Moab Sept. 8-11 with Photo Quest Adventures. We will have numerous Pocket Wizard Flex transmitters/receivers for everyone to try with Rangers and lots of models.
Tech for skateboarder: Nikon D300s, 85mm 1.4, ISO 100, 1/8000 at F4. Pocket Wizard Flex system used with Elinchrom Ranger for flash.
Other news; the New York Times just interviewed me for some tips on photographing landscapes, you can see the story here.