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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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Okay. I'm just gettin' some of the GoPro gear ready, so I can start to build it out there. Couple pieces here. We're goin' with three GoPro units. Now, that's because I own three GoPro units, but we're shooting a tennis match. So it's going to make sense to have a camera pointed each way on the court to get each player. Now, to do that, I'm using some Joby GorillaPods, this is going to make it really easy to attach these to the net. And basically, I'm going to have them cross shooting in opposite directions. Now, in order to control those, we're going to use the wireless remote.
But, since I'm going to have to be really quick and be able to get both of the cameras going, I'm going to have two separate controls. So I've got my iPad and my phone with the GoPro app installed on each one, so I can have a separate device to control each camera. Now you can switch between cameras with one device, but I find, with something like sports, it just makes more sense to have two controls. So we're looking pretty good there, getting everything set. And then I've just got one extra angle here, that I'm charging up on battery right now, that we can move around or get some video with, and just going to give us some flexibility.
So, I'm going to go ahead and start to get everything built on out and I'll walk you through it as I build it. Okay, I've got the GoPros in two hard cases. There's a pretty good chance at some point, they're going to get smacked with a tennis ball. We'll see how hard they get hit, but that's going to make a great shot anyways, so we're totally fine here. Let's take advantage of the GorillaPod. And I'm basically just weaving this through the net, making sure not to damage the net at all. We'll even take that just over the top there, so that knuckle gets nice and secure. There we go. And we'll point one in the opposite direction.
I'm just weaving that through the net. Nice and tight, looks good. Let's frame that up a little bit. Alright, good. At this point, that's looking pretty good. What I'm going to do is, go ahead and get my remote app, so I could actually see through these using wireless as a viewfinder. One of the major drawbacks of the GoPro is it's very difficult to see what you're shooting. And, while you're making camera changes, you can't really see. You used to just sort of have to like, hope you got the shot, but now, thanks to the ability to WiFi tether these to a dedicated app, I could actually adjust the camera settings, walk through the photo options, the video options, and get them all setup, so we can actually get the shot.
To make this easy, I'm going to use the largest screen I have, which is the iPad, so let me go grab that.
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