Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Packing strategies, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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So as you saw, I brought a lot of stuff with me. And it's morning now, and I've got my …clothes put away. I'm ready to start thinking about my gear. …One of the great things about this kind of heavyweight scenario that I'm in is that there's …not really anything special about it. …I get to do just what I do at home. …I brought the computer that I use at home. I just need to get it and my various power …concerns set up just like I would at home. …So, getting the computer plugged in and charging, getting my phone plugged in and charging, …and I'm starting to think about getting all of my other batteries charging: my camera …batteries and the AA batteries that I brought for my flash.…
I'm going to be honest with you though, I told you earlier that you're not supposed …to check rechargeable batteries. …I decided to try it and I got away with it. …I put them in my bag. …Now, as you may or may not know, rechargeable batteries can lose their charge if they get …cold, and the baggage compartment of an airplane can often be very cold. …
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