Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Consulting manuals in the field , part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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So I am carrying this camera that I bought just before left so I don't have a lot of …experience with it. …I have got a solar charger that I used once or twice a year when I am out backpacking. …I have got a geologger that's got an interface that's just arcane. …So a lot of times I get really confused with these devices and so that might make …you think, why am I taking advice from this guy? …But really, these were the best choices gear-wise. …It's just it's a lot of stuff to remember. …So if you find yourself in that situation a lot, I really recommend going to the web site …of the vendor of whatever piece of gear you are talking about and seeing if up you can …find a PDF manual for that piece of gear.…
If you can, and you have a smartphone, you can get the PDF reader for your smartphone and just …carry all your manuals around with you. I'm using an iPhone. …There is a really good PDF reader that I like to called Good Reader. …And I have it loaded up with manuals. …So I've got here the manual for my geologger, a manual for my camera, a manual for my other …
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