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Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger app on a mobile device

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Let's go ahead and start a new session. It's going to attempt to connect to the CamRanger. At this point, I could fire off a test shot, Now, I need to make a few adjustments here, because it's not quite right. So there we go 1/200th. Lets take another test shot.

Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger app on a mobile device

Let's go ahead and start a new session. It's going to attempt to connect to the CamRanger. At this point, I could fire off a test shot, and you see it works very much like the desktop version. Now, I need to make a few adjustments here, because it's not quite right. I definitely don't need ISO 3200, so let's pull that down to, we'll start at 100. And I'll take the f stop up to f16. And let's get a more reasonable shutter speed to match what we need for strobe photography. For a Nikon thats going to be 200th of a second and on a Canon you're usually going to use 1/250th.

So there we go 1/200th. Lets take another test shot. And it's downloading right to my device. Now, it takes a second because it is a wireless connection, but it is just as fast as the desktop version. There it is. Double tap to zoom. You can actually see what you've got there pretty accurately. And if you're going to go ahead and use LiveView, make sure you take advantage of modeling lights or have a base lighting level in order to work. We're in a pretty dark studio so I had to put the modeling lights on to see things. But I can now tap to set my focus. There we go.

I've moved it down a bit to get to the base. It's going to work well. Let's do a test shot here. I'll switch back to photography. And do a capture. Sees the image. Pulls it down. Let's have a look. Now to speed things up, I can go ahead and switch to RAW plus JPEG. And that's going to pull down that preview image that much faster. Let's do a fine quality but a medium size. You'll note now when I capture that the JPEG is going to come down much quicker than RAW file because it's easily a 10th of the size. It detects the image, and downloads it much more quickly.

Double tap to zoom and you can really see what you have there. I set the focus, that's looking really good. Now, I'm pretty excited. There's lots of cool options in here. I've got the ability to do an HDR. I could do time-lapse photography. I could record video. I could do focus stacking, which is a great technique for macro photography. Let's head out into the field for a few minutes and I'll just give you a couple of creative ideas, and how you could use tethering. I'm going to stick with the Cam Ranger because I've got it all hooked up. But this is really easy. You could bring the laptop out there or use any of the other more advanced tethering software packages I've showed you earlier.

And a lot of these are going to support these advanced workflows. So let's go get creative and make some great shots.

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

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Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. What this course covers
      41s
    2. What you should know before watching
      1m 24s
  2. 9m 56s
    1. An overview of tethered shooting
      3m 17s
    2. The benefits of tethered shooting
      5m 23s
    3. The drawbacks of tethered shooting
      1m 16s
  3. 7m 49s
    1. Why are you tethering?
      1m 58s
    2. Creating a stable platform
      3m 51s
    3. Quick-release mounting for handheld shooting
      2m 0s
  4. 13m 14s
    1. Connection options
      4m 9s
    2. Securing the cable to the camera
      4m 44s
    3. Using tethered live view
      3m 3s
    4. File management for tethered shooting
      1m 18s
  5. 13m 32s
    1. Using a table for tethering
      1m 58s
    2. Using a dedicated tether table
      2m 17s
    3. Selecting a stand or tripod
      3m 4s
    4. Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable
      1m 49s
    5. Connecting the camera to a monitor with an HDMI cable
      1m 58s
    6. Keeping cables safe
      2m 26s
  6. 36m 3s
    1. Introduction to software
      46s
    2. Tethering with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
      8m 34s
    3. Tethering with Apple Aperture
      5m 28s
    4. Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software
      4m 59s
    5. Tethering with Phase One Capture One Pro
      9m 21s
    6. Tethering with Sofortbild
      4m 46s
    7. Keeping data mirrored on two devices
      2m 9s
  7. 11m 19s
    1. Choosing a card
      1m 54s
    2. Pairing the card to a mobile device
      3m 15s
    3. Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter
      6m 10s
  8. 32m 45s
    1. What is the CamRanger?
      1m 27s
    2. Creating a CamRanger network
      1m 10s
    3. Connecting the CamRanger
      1m 24s
    4. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger on a laptop
      4m 25s
    5. Pairing the CamRanger to a mobile device
      58s
    6. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger app on a mobile device
      2m 49s
    7. Shooting HDR with the CamRanger
      8m 28s
    8. Focus stacking with the CamRanger
      5m 35s
    9. Shooting time lapse with the CamRanger
      6m 29s
  9. 9m 6s
    1. Shooting with a GoPro
      1m 15s
    2. Setting up the GoPro
      2m 40s
    3. Tethering with a GoPro
      5m 11s
  10. 41s
    1. Wrapping up
      41s

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