11-08-14 Historical Weapons & Remote Shooting

On Saturday November 8, Ray and I accompanied LTC Nathan Watanabe and Lt Col David Bachler with the US Air Force Academy’s History Club to the POW (Privately Owned Weapons) Shooting Range on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. to document historical weapons in action.

Weapons ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam era were demonstrated on November 8, 2014 by the Air Force Academy's History Club at Fort Carson, Colo. (photo by Studio Copan)
Weapons ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam era were demonstrated on November 8, 2014 by the Air Force Academy’s History Club at Fort Carson, Colo. (photo by Studio Copan)

It was the first time we had experimented with remote camera controls, but to our delight, the CamRanger performed beautifully and allowed us to capture areas that were certainly off limits during the live fire.

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When I photographed the history club’s Historical Weapons Live Fire back in 2012, I was restricted to photographing from behind the line of fire due to safety reasons.
With the CamRanger, we were able to hook up the Canon 7D with 300mm f 2.8 lens (and pray that no stray bullets took it to an early grave) while remotely controlling the camera from a smartphone.

 

Liz Copan (left) photographs from close range while Ray Kaltenbach (center) controls the Canon 7D remotely from his smartphone using the CamRanger
Liz Copan (left) photographs from close range while Ray Kaltenbach (center) controls the Canon 7D remotely from his smartphone using the CamRanger
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notice the camera perched safely on the ridge

 

 

 

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