Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Post-processing on location, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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I had an enjoyable day out stomping around in different places, taking pictures, and …I'm back here in my room, and I want to do a little post-production. …Now, I wouldn't necessarily do that at the end of every day of shooting. …I am on vacation, after all, and sitting in front of a computer doesn't feel particularly vacationy. …But I would like to clear some cards off, because I know they're filled up and I need to replace them. …I also want to do a little bit of editing because I've got one little chore that I need …to get done here. …The great thing about being in these luxury accommodations where I've got places to plug …things in, and where I have been able to bring a full-on computer, the great thing about …that is that I can do my normal post-production just like I would do at home. I can plug in a card reader.…
I can take the cards out of my camera, stick them in, and copy them over to my computer. …I'm actually copying them to an external drive. …Actually, I'm copying them to two external drives, so that I will have two backups. …
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