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Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter

From: Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

Video: Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter

Many cameras come with built-in WiFi capabilities these days, making it very I've got the wireless adapter chosen. It shows up.

Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter

Many cameras come with built-in WiFi capabilities these days, making it very easy to control, or at least transfer images, without a lot of work. In the case here, I'm using a Nikon D600, and it included an external WiFi adapter that I just plug into the USB port. Some cameras have this functionality built right in, and I think you're going to continue to see that more and more do so, because it's truly useful. What's nice though is not so much the controlling ability, although I will show you that in a second. It's the ability to wirelessly browse the device and pull images down.

Let's make sure we're connected. I've got the wireless adapter chosen. It shows up. I can now launch the Nicon app. Let's go ahead and view some photos. I could see all of the ones on there. Now in this case, I can switch. I started with this card in a D7000 but I can switch folders and choose the D600. There's all the images on that particular card, both the RAW and the JPEG. Now, I could choose one that I'm interested in and get a good idea, this is just a preview, so zooming is not going to hold up, really. But if you see an image you like, just check the button.

And you can grab images that you like and just tap Select, or, work here, and actually tap multiple images. When you're ready, tap Download to pull those to your device. And they'll now transfer wirelessly. Now, if you do several images, this could take a couple of minutes, but it does work very well over the wireless connection. And these are tremendously high resolution files I'm pulling down, including RAW. The JPEGs transfer much quicker. There we go. At this point, I could switch on out and just go to my photo's application.

And you see inside of the camera roll, there are my downloaded images that I just pulled down, to the device. So, that worked really well. Additionally, if I go back into the Nikon app You can go ahead and take a look at those photos, And see your latest downloads - There they are Opening up the file, it's really easy to choose it and then you can send it to another app or out via mail or social media. This is a great way to go ahead and pull that content in and really be able to see the images, getting them onto your device, And being able to then use them with other apps, or share them with clients or people you just want to send the image to.

This is a great way to just easily get content from the camera to your mobile connected device. Although this isn't the only way to work this way, you can actually take control and fire off shots, and have those shots transfer as well. Let me show you that. Let's go ahead and take photos. It shows me the live view with the ability to download. Now in this case with strobes, live view is a little bit dark. But the downloaded file should be fine. And you can tap to see it. Looks pretty good. Note that I also have the ability right from the app to tap to share.

And this gives you the ability to send to Twitter, Facebook or mail, or even send the image over to another app. Note that lots of image editors as well as third party utilities such as Hightail to send the image or the ability to post Evernote or even open up an application like Snapseed could be quite useful. There it is. Let's use that. And I can begin to modify. Let's do some selective adjustments, adding a control point, adjusting it, and increasing the brightness, as well as pulling down saturation. Brightness.

Saturation down. Let's put a little bit of structure in there. And sharpen that photo a bit. I like how that's bringing out the metal there on the front. And let's just put that in a better crop for the client to see. We're going to crop that to a square For their website. Here we go. And the image is ready to show. Now you see one of the major benefits there of the Nikon app is the ability to wirelessly transfer from the camera into any app on your iPad.

I really like this functionality, because it makes things a lot easier. I don't have to find a card reader. I don't have to pop the card. Now I do find that the ability to remotely control the camera pales in comparison to other dedicated tethering apps, but, it is capable of doing a remote fire if you need it to, but more useful, is the ability to wirelessly transfer those images.

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

41 video lessons · 5518 viewers

Richard Harrington

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. What this course covers
    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
    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
    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

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