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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One thing to remember about sunset: no matter what your almanac tells you, if you're in …a canyon or a valley, the sun is going to go down sooner than you thought it was, and …that's going to impact your shooting--you're going to have less light--but also, if you …head out hiking, you may be hiking back in the dark when you weren't expecting it. …So that's a good reason to carry a flashlight. …It's time for post-production. …Even though I am in the field, I still get to do post-production, but it's going to be …very different than it was when I was back in my room, because I am carrying very different …gear. I didn't bring a computer. …Instead, the bulk of my post-production is going to center around this gizmo right here.…
This is a HyperDrive. …It is basically a hard drive, a tiny title hard drive, with media slots. …Now, the HyperDrive is not the only one of these that you can get. Epson makes one. A …company called Digital Foci makes one. …There are a lot of others. …Some of them have screens that let you review your images, some of them don't. …
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