Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Packing strategies, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
All right! First of all, let me say I never actually set up a tent this quickly. …I particularly don't set up this tent this quickly. …I borrowed this tent from a friend and it turned out to be much more of a tent then I bargained for. …It actually says on the side that it's a manor and I believe that I think it's bigger than …the room I was staying in back at the resort. …So I'm excited about this. …I'm living in the lap of luxury here in the middle of nowhere. …Something that's actually good about a tent the size is if the weather turns bad, I can …get all my gear into it. …Of course, I could also put it in the car, but sometimes you don't have that much time …with weather changing quickly.…
We don't have to worry about that here--the weather is going to fine--but that is something …you need to think about when you're out camping obviously, or even just doing long, long day …hikes in the city or the country, is inclement weather. …Your camera is much more durable than you probably think it is. Just because it's raining …
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
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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