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Using a table for tethering


Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

with Richard Harrington

Video: Using a table for tethering

Using a table for tethering provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Tethered Shooting Fundamentals
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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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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
Richard Harrington

Using a table for tethering

Once the cameras set up, you're going to want to place to put your computer. Now I don't recommend walking around the set holding you laptop the whole time so get some sort of table. For this I just went to a typical big box store and got a nice table. It's sturdy, solid, and I'm can go ahead and just put that on my set. I recommend that you get something that's not too much bigger than the laptop, so that it doesn't take up too much room. And it's going to work pretty well. Now this is an easy, low budget solution. And you'll take your laptop and set it on the table.

Once the computer is on the table, you may want to take some extra steps to lock it down. Now, in this particular case, this table's not super sturdy, but it's going to work. And, what I'm going to do is, just take a strap. Now, you could use a belt or a web, this just happens to be a strap off of a laptop bag. And what I'm going to do is, pass it underneath the table, take that back around, and hook it. And then, using the straps on the laptop, you could figure out a way to basically tighten that down a bit. And move it so that the straps are minimized. There we go. Looks pretty good on that side.

And let's just tighten it a little bit from here. There we go. And I can tighten that down. And you see, we've got a little bit of extra security. Now, this is not a perfect solution but it's going to help reduce the chance of the laptop sliding off and provide a little bit of extra protection. There are lots of other ways, maybe you get a webbed belt or a velcro strap, but find something to make sure that this minimizes motion, and that it's going to stay more likely on the table. Now, this is the low-tech budget way, but the good news is that with tethering rising in popularity there are actually dedicated companies that make tables and straps specifically designed for this task.

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