Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting there, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
So I'm moving on to the next stage of my trip here. …I've left the resort and I'm heading off to go camping now. …A lot of things have happened in moving out of the resort. …I'm shifting into a different kind of gear because this is a very different kind of trip. …Obviously I don't need--well, it's not practical to carry all of the gear that I took with …me to the resort, so I've pared down. …I've change to some different ways of carrying stuff. …That left me with a lot of stuff left over. I didn't bring my flashes and a bunch of other stuff. …So I actually left that at the resort. …It's often very easy to leave bags in the baggage room at a hotel or at a resort or at a motel.…
A lot of places will let you do that for free. A lot of times you got to pay a very small …fee to be able to do that. …And I've never had any problems with stuff disappearing. …So I've left bunch of gear back at the hotel. …I'll pick that up later. …And I've shifted into my car-camping configuration here. …This is the same configuration that you could use. …
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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