Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring shooting strategies, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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So I found this really nice spot here. …This is where I am going to spend the night. It's the end of the first day. …I have got this great clear view of with the sky. …The full moon is going to be out tonight. It should be really nice. …I've also got, here, in front of me, all of the camera gear. …I brought this is it. …This is my ultra-light rig. …I have my SLR with my walk-around 24 to 105 lens on it. …I have my 16 to 35, which I've been carrying out here. One thing is, the lens is a little …exposed here. I've got to be very careful that I don't just drop the bag down, but this …makes it easier for me to get to.…
I've also got, as I mentioned before, this little point-and-shoot camera. …This is the Canon power shot S 100, and I showed you that it has built-in GPS. …But that's not why I've brought this camera, because I don't need the GPS. I've got my geologging device. …I've brought this camera because it's smaller and lighter than my macro lens for my SLR. …And it does great macro work. I can get to within a couple of 7 meters or something. …
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