Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a camera, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
Different shooting expeditions might require different types of cameras and you may own …more than one type of camera, or you may be wondering if the camera you have is right …for the particular type of shoot that you are going to go on. …In this movie we're not going to talk about all of the particulars of how you choose a camera. …That's a very complex discussion. …Instead, I am just going to give you a few questions that you may want to answer when …you are thinking about the trip you are going to go on and what might serve you best photographically. …There are a lot of different types of cameras, and different types of cameras have different …strengths and are more appropriate to different kinds of shoots.…
Depending on the trip you are going on, you may find that one type of camera is better than another. …Now I am not saying that at the beginning of your excursion you need to go out and buy …a new camera, but you may already own more than one camera and are wondering which one …to take. Or you may be thinking, this camera I've got didn't work well on my last trip. …
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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Photography: 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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