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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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As good as tethered shooting is, it does involve a few extra steps. First off, you're going to have longer set up time, so if you're not really into planning and you just want to jump into the moment, tethering will slow you down a little bit. But it is still liberating, and it opens up extra options as you're shooting, so I often find it worthwhile. But you are going to be a bit more stationary. Now there is wireless tethering. And there are WiFi cards so you can be running around an event, shooting while it's syncing to a computer. But at that point, you're limited by the distance of the card and the WiFi network.
So it's not something that could reach across the globe. But that's okay. Tethering is a good workflow for many situations. I would just recommend that you start small, and build up your investment. Now remember, as you start to tether you do have to be careful. The chance of your gear falling over is much higher. You'll note that I've got cables running here, cables running there, extra things plugged in. The chances of tripping over something, much higher. So you're going to want to make sure you take proper care to secure cables, tying them down, taping them down, securing them, so they don't get pulled over.
There's lot of things you can do. With that in mind, let's walk through the setup process, as well as keep an eye on some safety measures.
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