Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Merging photos into your master photo archive, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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Once you get home and unpack and get yourself settled in, there's one more workflow step …that you might have to go through, depending upon how you're working in the field. …Now if you simply took a lot of media cards with you and have just been shooting to those …cards and you didn't have a computer or something else that you are offloading to, then your …post-production workflow is pretty simple. …You just start loading those cards into your computer and going on with your normal post-production process. …If you took a computer with you though, and it's not your main computer--that is, if you …have a second computer at home, maybe a tower with more storage in it where your main image …archive lies--in that case, you've got to get those images that you're working with …on your laptop computer in the field into that system that you used at home.…
That's my situation. I brought a laptop with me, but I have a different computer that I …do the bulk of my work on at home. …So far, you've seen me working here in a fairly manual way. I've been copying images to external …
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