Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Assessing your lens options, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
There are a lot of reasons to travel: …the opportunity to see things you haven't seen before, to explore different cultures, …to meet different kinds of people. …And of course, it might give a reason to by new lens, or maybe you already have a lot of lenses. …Either way you're going to need to think about what lenses are appropriate for the type of …trip that you're going on. …Now if you're going on the type of excursion where you've got someone else to carry your …stuff and you're going to be living in someplace where there is plenty of storage, then maybe …you go ahead and take all of your lenses with you. …Most of us though, if we have a selection of lenses, need to take a subset of those …lenses where you're trying to travel little more lightly and only carry what we're going to need.…
That means that we have to really make some decisions ahead of time about what is going …to the best lens choice to take. …Obviously if you're not taking a SLR, this is not an issue that you'll face. …So where do I start what I'm looking a whole bunch of lenses like this and trying to pick …
The course takes a look at the hardware and software issues behind field shooting: assessing storage and backup needs, evaluating GPS geotagging options, surveying power and charging issues, and more. After discussing each of the components, Ben shows how they fit together in different field setups, ranging from an extravagant laptop-based system to a no-computer setup that backs up photos to a compact digital wallet device. The course also spotlights some workflow strategies to consider when you get home, from transferring photos to merging them with a larger photo library.
- Selecting the right gear, from cameras to bags
- Bringing the right battery and storage equipment
- Packing your camera bag
- Getting to the destination with heavy equipment
- Unpacking and setting up the gear
- Geotagging photos on location
- Downloading manuals for convenient access in the field
- Wrapping up a shoot
- Unpacking and transferring images to an editing workstation
Skill Level Intermediate
Photography Foundations: Exposure (2010)with Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Appropriate for all
1. Cameras and Other Essentials
2. Hardware and Software Considerations
3. Camera and Computer Bags
4. In the Field: Heavyweight Rig
5. In the Field: Mid-Weight Rig
6. In the Field: Ultra-Light Rig
7. After the Shoot
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