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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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Before we shoot, let's take the time to tie a few things down and role some cables, so we don't have any accidents. I'm going to start from the camera and work my way back. So working over here, I'm just going to take the slack and coil this loosely. I don't want to tie this off, because that's going to create tension. But I can go ahead and just loosely coil the cable. Alternating my hands as I go. And just pull that slack in. That worked well. And I'll just take it down to the ground here, and set it down. Now, I don't need to tape that down. It's going to stay put.
Because I'm going to be moving the camera around a lot, I don't want to have to worry about un-taping it, but that's pretty fine. Let's take some gaffer's tape here and tape down some of the things that aren't going to be moving. So I'll start here, with power supply and we could just bundle that up a little. Let's tuck these cords underneath. Here we go. Put that down. And by taking a simple strip of gaffer's tape, which is basically a better version of duct tape, that's easy to remove. I could put a little tact there to hold that in place. And that'll be easy to pull of later, with just a simple tap.
Alright that's looking pretty good. And, in this case, I've got an extra adapter, which is okay. I've just got a simple velcro strap here. There's different types out there, but basically it's a velcro strap, that I can put around this power block, and wrap it around the c-stand. There we go. And you'll notice that, that actually held the cable in place and these other cables. At this point, we'll just pull things in. It's looking pretty good.
And I could work my way around the set and just take the gaffer's tape and tack anything down that's loose. But all in all, things are looking a lot safer. And as I work through here, notice there's not a lot of cables laying around. So I could easily work my way around. I'm not going to trip things up, and I'm not going to knock anything over. And that's one of the goals of tethering. The benefits of being connected without the danger of knocking something over.
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