Photo by Matt Roth
Jen Rynda is the New Matt Roth. …that is, she replaced me at when I quit. She’s doing a great job and putting a fresh new face on the Athletes of the Year photos — which I suppose was the legacy I left at PPC, which was Fran Gardler’s before that. We met up for lunch and I started talking about lighting. ….y’know, real nerdy stuff. I mentioned using a Lastolite silk to diffuse the harsh light in a photo I made of Melissa Golden, and one thing led to another and BAM! — we’re talking about High Speed Sync/focal plane lighting. So, we went back to my place and I gave her a quick demo of what the the new Pocket Wizard Flex system can do with a speedlight and 1/8000th of a second at f/1.8 outdoors Wednesday, October 19, 2011.