Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video A roadmap for using this course, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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There are a few different ways you can use this course.…In these first few chapters you've going to see me at home before I go on a trip, trying…to spec out the gear that I want for a particular shooting situation.…You going to get to see me go into detail about different kinds of the battery…chargers, lens selection, different kind of bags, different storage options, and…you're going to see my thought process.…If you're the type of person who likes to understand how to make decisions…amongst lots of different variables, then those chapters will probably be…very helpful to you.…
If you're the type a person who just wants a recipe for a particular problem,…then you might want to jump ahead to the scenario chapters wherein I show you…three different setups for three different scenarios:…a heavyweight scenario where you've got the luxury of being able to carry lots…of stuff and power lots of stuff and have a place to store a lots of stuff; a…middleweight scenario where you've still got a little bit luxury in terms of…
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