Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring post-shoot geotagging options, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
When I get back home there are a number of post-production issues that I need to face. …I have got all my pictures either on hard drives that I've been copying to in the field …or on a whole mess of media cards from my camera, …and I have got to all of that stuff worked in to the post-production image-editing machine …that I normally use which may be different than my laptop. …Before I do any of that though, I need to think about geotagging. …Earlier, you saw that I mentioned these little geotagging devices that can keep track of …where you are and which you can use later to ensure that geotagging information is embedded in your images.…
Your camera might have a geotagging facility built in. …If that's the case, then you don't need to worry about probably anything else that I …am going to talk about here. But if you are using one of these geologging devices, you …are going to have some work to do. …These work, as I mentioned before, by keeping a running log as you're moving around, assuming …
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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