Tethered Shooting Fundamentals
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Pairing the card to a mobile device


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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

with Richard Harrington

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Let's take a look at a specific Wi-Fi card. Drop the card in. Close that out, power the camera on and take a shot. Now, I want to make sure that the camera stays on, so I'll At this point, I should be able to see it with my wireless device.
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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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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.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • The benefits and drawbacks of tethered shooting
  • Creating a stable platform
  • Tethering the camera
  • Building a tethered station
  • Tethering with Lightroom, Aperture, and more
  • Choosing a wireless memory card
  • Connecting a CamRanger
  • Shooting with a GoPro
Subject:
Photography
Author:
Richard Harrington

Pairing the card to a mobile device

Let's take a look at a specific Wi-Fi card. In this case, I'm going to use the MiFi card, the mobile edition. Make sure that the tab is in the unlocked position, so push I'll that up so that you can actually write to the card. And then you need to put it into the camera and make sure of course that the camera powers on. So I'll start with camera off. Drop the card in. Close that out, power the camera on and take a shot. Now, I want to make sure that the camera stays on, so I'll take a couple of shots just so that card gets fully charged and triggered.

At this point, I should be able to see it with my wireless device. So I'm going to connect my iPad to it and I'll walk you through those steps. Now, each one's going to vary slightly by manufacture and version. But, the overall approach to pairing is pretty simple. Now the first time you do, you might need to actually connect. You'll add the mobile card and then take the code off the back of the card itself. Then tap Go to continue. You're going to be prompted to install a profile. At this point, tap Install, Install Now and you'll need to enter your pass code.

Once it's installed, the profile is added. You're going to want to check your Wi-Fi settings and make sure you actually connect to the card. Once you've done that, the profile will authorize the network. And it is a limited network. So only the devices that have had their codes activated can connect. You can now launch the application. You could tap the button to make sure that it's connected. And you'll see the images begin to download. You have a certain level of zoomability here, as well as the ability to step through images you've recently shot. Remember, these are only JPEG files.

So your camera will need to be set to shoot RAW plus JPEG, in order to transfer the connected image. Let's go ahead and fire off another shot. And the files are transferred over the Wi-Fi network. One of the major benefits here is the ability to tap share and take advantage of the ability to go ahead and send that, for example with an email in order for the client to review. And you see there that this is going to make it really easy to get the images out there quickly for feedback or to let people see. And you get the general idea there on how the wireless card works. Now, this is very much a consumer-oriented solution.

You notice that the transfer speeds there are not nearly as fast as a hardline tether but, maybe you're an event photographer and you're shooting a wedding or an activity and this is going to allow somebody that you're partnering with to be instantly uploading images from the event. And for some workflows, this is going to be ideal. Now, manufacturers also have their own Wi-Fi adapters. Many cameras are coming with Wi-Fi built in or it's an optional adapter. Let's take a look at Nikon's.

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