Photography Question - Dan Bihn's gadgets
I'm starting this thread to talk about Dan Bihn's videos on the Tom Bihn Camera Insert/Outsert, Quivers and related hardware on the Tom Bihn YouTube Channel.
Here is my first question: in the videos, Dan makes repeated references to a photographic accessory called a "pocket wizard". He attached some gadget to his portable lighting rig, and another to his SLR camera. Forgive me if this sounds lame, but I'm fairly new to SLR photography, having received a Canon Digital Rebel T3 as a gift in the Fall of 2011. (I'm slowly learning and experimenting with it.)
What is a "pocket wizard", and how does his remote flash rig work wirelessly?
My second question: what kind of camera is Dan using in these videos? It looks to be a Canon, if I'm not mistaken, but I'm not sure.
My third question: I see Dan is using a Macintosh computer, apparently running some recent flavor of MacOS X, in the background. Is Dan using Adobe Lightroom? I ask because he obviously included it in his video to establish himself as a professional photographer. Now that Adobe Creative Cloud is available for subscription, I am seriously considering signing up and downloading Adobe Lightroom CC for my own use. Is Dan using it? Is anyone else here using it?
My fourth question: the funky carbon-fiber-style tripod that Dan is using for his flash rig... I did not understand the nomenclature he was discussing. Are there ultra-lightweight, ultra-tech tripods like this available for mounting cameras and camcorders as well?
More questions to follow...
Thanks in advance for anyone interested in filling in the blanks.
-- The Mountain Man