Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Holding it: straps, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
So you've paid for the nice camera or two. You've bought a couple of lenses. You probably …think, wow, I am spending a lot of money. …I am probably just about done now, right? Have you considered your strap? Yes, you can …upgrade your camera strap. …And you may think okay, now he is just being ridiculous. …But actually the strap you use can have a big impact both on how easily you can handle …your camera and also how tired you get over a day of shooting, of carrying your camera around. …I've got a pretty basic camera strap on here; it's still something that's a little more …advanced than what came with my camera. …I've replaced the stock camera strap with this, which is called an UPstrap.…
That's just UPstrap. …And it's just a loop just like any other camera strap would be, but it's got a couple of extra nice features. …First of all, this rubber pad here, it's a really nice solid piece of rubber with this …non-skid little texture thing here, and it's amazing what a difference this makes on the shoulder. …
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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