Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Discussing luggage, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
Sometimes you want to be prepared for any shooting eventuality, or maybe you know that …you are going to be traveling through a lot of different shooting situations that will …require a varied assortment of gear. …In those cases, you'll probably want to consider stepping up a bag that sit more in the luggage …category than in the simpler back categories that we've been looking at so far. …You could start by considering a larger backpack, like this massive Tenba pack, which lets me …fit a tremendous amount of camera stuff as well as a large laptop. …This is a really well-made pack with a lot of great features, and you can certainly fit …a large varied array of gear.…
If you are an outdoors person, if you're going backpack and you are back packing and you've …already got a pack that you are going to use, this is kind of a midsized pack that I use …more for just trekking sort of things where I know I don't need to have tent. …But I still might want to get some camera into it. …This is a variation on something we saw in the last movie. …
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
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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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