Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Using camera and computer bags, part of Travel Photography: Gear & Workflow.
Digital photography doesn't just involve camera gear of course. …We've already discussed how you might need to take a computer of some kind with you, …and obviously you're going to need a way to carry that. …There are a lot of backpacks out there that let you carry a good amount of camera gear …with enough space left over to fit a computer and a good number of accessories. …Now, these aren't necessarily shooting bags, though they can be. …I think of them more as bags that I use to get a small selection of gear to a particular location, …but that's because I don't typically need a computer when I'm on location. …However, some of these backpacks do provide fast camera access, so you can use them as shooting bags.…
They will just be a little bit heavier because you'll have your computer in there. …For example, the Lowepro DSLR Video Pack that we looked at in the last movie has a special …compartment right back here in the back that can fit a computer. …This particular bag can fit a 13-inch laptop. …
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
Photography Foundations: Exposure (2010)with Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Appropriate for all
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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