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Connecting a computer to your DSLR camera opens up a brand-new world of opportunities in image making. You can gain greater control over your in-camera adjustments and get a more accurate picture of your lighting and setup. In this course, Rich Harrington introduces the tethered shooting workflow and shows how to connect your camera to a computer, an external monitor, and even an iPad or mobile device. He'll review the shooting environment, building the tethered station, software solutions for tethering, and wireless shooting with a CamRanger or GoPro camera. These techniques work well both in the studio and in the field, so you'll be prepared for all tethered shooting scenarios.
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Another option for tethering is to go truly wi-fi. And, even if your camera doesn't have built-in wi-fi or a wi-fi adapter available, you can often get SD memory cards, like this one, that will actually give you a wireless connection. Now, there are lots of different cards out there, and I just want to walk you through some of the features to consider. First up, you need to decide if you want it to work with wi-fi, allowing you to connect directly to it and pair with a mobile device that has its own data connection. Or do you actually want to invest and get a card that has built in cellular capabilities.
You actually heard me right, you can get cards that have their own dedicated data connections so you can truly upload anywhere in the word, as long as you can get a cell signal. You also have to look at the speed of the cards. Many of the cards are a bit slower, and their size capacity often isn't as high as a traditional SD card. Because in this case we actually have wi-fi capabilities built in, and we have some other software that's riding on top of the card. So this really is a specialty item. But you can get these typically in configurations up to 32 or even 64 gigabytes.
And I am seeing them more and more with faster card speeds. So, let me break it down. When you're considering a wireless card, decide, what is the connection? Wi-fi or cellular, or both? You also need to decide capacity as well as speed of the card. And specifically look that your device is supported. Some wi-fi cards have mobile apps available that only work on certain platforms, like iPhone and Android, or Windows Phone. But maybe not all three. You're also going to find that some of them have desktop client software, where others are purely mobile.
So, make sure you dig in. And even within a brand from a manufacturer, there are often subtle variations between models and versions that are out there. So be sure to explore, fully, what the choices are, before you make a purchase.
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