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The PocketWizard Firing Squad Ultimate Champion Battle


After a year and a half of weekly Firing Squad battles, we’ve crowned eight champions. That means that the below photos have survived four weeks of battle, each beating out four other photos to earn themselves a place in our Champions Gallery. And now, PocketWizard has stepped in and  sweetened the pot with a package of radio triggers and accessories, very useful in “getting the shot.” It’s up to you to vote for your favorite photograph, and on January 18, 2010, the first ever PocketWizard Firing Squad Ultimate Champion will be crowned. The winner will receive a package worth over $800 from PocketWizard including: 1x MiniTT1 Transmitter, 2x FlexTT5 Transceivers, 1x AC3 ZoneController, 1 case for said items, and a Showcase on


Each one of these photographers has already received a Camera Pack from DAKINE, but only one can walk out with this killer kit from PW. So take your civic duty very responsibly and vote for the shot you like the best below.

Special Thanks to PocketWizard for hooking up a great prize package.


Jay Cagney
Inducted: October 27, 2008

Robbie Sell
Inducted December 23, 2008

Ian Matteson
Inducted January 19, 2009

Paul Miller
Inducted February 16, 2009

Darcy Bacha
Inducted March 30, 2009

Marek Ogien
Inducted July 14, 2009

Brian Walnum
Inducted: September 1, 2009

Lucasz Skornog
Inducted: October 20, 2009


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The results from week one, shown above, will be added to the results from the week two poll below. No fake votes will be counted.


The Firing Squad is a weekly photo competition. Winners of a single battle will receive a pair of Da Kine gloves and should a photo survive 4 weeks, the photographer receives a place in the Champions Gallery and a Da Kine Camera Pack. To enter your own photo in the Firing Squad, check out our submission guidelines. This special Ultimate Champion Battle is brought to you by PocketWizard.

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  1. I doubt that if a ‘hacker’ got into the system that the votes were counted right! If they were smart enough to get around it im sure they couldve done more that admkn couldnt get to. There are some smart dudes out there. I say that the previous votes should be thrown out too. Jeopardizes real legitimacy…

  2. blah blah blah. Whine, whine, whine.

    There was no “hacker in the system.” There was a simple web vote spider early on, and the problem solved. It’s a common problem with an easy fix that’s easy to see in the back end. They all come from the same user. It’s not rocket science to rectify.

    The contest was fair as an internet contest can be. There are always ways to cheat. I mean, George W. Bush became President of the US. The spider votes were easy to see and those votes removed.

    But the fact is Marek rallied for his win from day one and didn’t stop till the end.

    Was it a popularity contest? Yes, but any contest is. Even getting your shit published in the magazine is a popularity contest. As a professional photographer the last 13 years and former photo editor, I can safely tell you that photography as a business is a popularity contest.

    As far as fairness, take it. If your friends don’t win don’t whine about it. Just try harder next time. If your friend had won someone else’s friend would whine. Just stoked for the winner. They’re all great photos.

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