Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Communications: staying in touch, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
When you're on the road, you may want to send pictures back home, stay in touch with people; …you may have to send pictures back home if you're working on an assignment or job of some kind. …You have a lot of different options in this regard. As I mentioned earlier, one of the …cheapest is simply to carry blank discs with you, blank CDs, blank DVDs. …If you've got a computer with you, you can burn images onto these. …If not, you can try and find an Internet cafe or may be a computer in your hotel. …Now, while blank discs offer a lot of storage for very little money, regular mail is typically …pretty slow, so this is not a way of getting stuff back quickly.…
What's more, whoever's on the receiving end of it has to have a computer that can read …the disc and if you're using a particular raw format, read that, and so on and so forth. …It's a great way of offloading images if you want to be sure that you've delivered some …images safely back home, if you're possibly worried about having your stuff stolen or …
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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