Cliff Mautner and why you need an AC3 ZoneController

We love Cliff Mautner. Why? His no-nonsense approach to both photography and education is direct, uncompromising and produces results. And, simply put, his wedding and portrait images ROCK. We asked Cliff to tell us why the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController plus MiniTT1 (Nikon & Canon) and FlexTT5 (Nikon & Canon) changed the way he shoots – overnight. You may remember Cliff from some work we did with him during the release of the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon.

Cliff Mautner and One Off-Camera Flash with the AC3 ZoneController from PocketWizard on Vimeo.

Cliff uses one light on a monopod off-camera to achieve his stunning wedding photography. The light he chooses to control manually via his AC3 ZoneController creates depth, personality, and vibrant colors. Cliff chooses to deliberately avoid flat lighting, using his one off-camera flash to create these scenes where the focus of the photo is clear and the bride and groom are stars. By using manual control, he can switch lenses, distances, and adjust with the ambient light – all the while knowing that the things that normally trick TTL will not affect him.

We have other good news for photographers in the USA – if you purchase a MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 (or two FlexTT5 units), you can receive a FREE AC3 by mail after purchase!


Buy the FlexTT5 today! Buy the miniTT1 today!

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