Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting there, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
I'm on to the third part of my trip, and this is the part I've really been looking forward to. …I got rid of the car, …I got rid of most of my gear, and I'm down to just a backpack. I've hit the trail and …I'm out here in this beautiful spot for a few days. …Obviously, I have had to really pare down not just my camera, but everything. …In packing for a situation like this, obviously you start with what you need to survive. …So I've got, you know, food and a stove and a place to sleep and clothes and all that kind of stuff. …With the space left over I can think about what my camera gear is going to be.…
Now this ultra-light shooting situation is not just for people who go backcountry. Even …if you never set a foot off the pavement, you might still benefit from the type of approach …that I'm going to show you here. …Let's say you are a business traveler who's on the road for a week going to the nine different …cities and you want to--you don't want to check anything; you just want to carry your …
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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Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Intermediate
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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