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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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One of the main reasons why I like using a quick release style system, is it gives me more flexibility during the shoot. Let's say we're shooting and like now, the battery's starting to run low because we've been shooting for awhile. Well, what I don't want to have to do is stop everything, unscrew it, take it all apart, and then have to screw everything back together again. The nice thing is, is that if you've got a quick release system, you could just pop the camera off, make the change, and put it right back on the system. It's really pretty easy. So, at this point, I'll just flip the lever, it releases the jaws, and the camera comes right off.
You know how easy that was. I still have access to everything I need, in this case, the battery compartment's right here. I'll just open up that drawer, pop that out. And I still have a good battery in the camera, but I always like to keep both of them fresh so I don't lose a shot. Pop that in, drop it in and reconnect. And the camera's ready to go. Now, the switchback time is minimal. Put it back on the tripod, flip a lever, and it's locked in. That was it. There were no screwdrivers, there were no buttons or levers to push, just one click flip of a switch and I'm in and out.
And that's really quite nice. Now if you don't like that style you can also get jaws or clamps type here. Like this is pretty easy here. You see that I can take that out, drop it in, and if you don't like that lever, you just give a screw nob type here, thumb nob, and it locks that in as well, so it's really up to you. That worked great, and if I'm ready for handheld shooting, I'll just flip the lever, pop the camera off, and I'm ready to shoot. And i can go ahead and fire it off. I can work as i need to because the camera is on an L plate its really simple.
I can mount to the bottom here or the side. So i decide I want to shoot portrait, no big deal. Just flip that over. Drop it in and I'm ready to go. So pretty straight forward stuff.
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