Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing tethered shooting, part of Lightroom 3 New Features.
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A common need for photographers in today's market is the need to be able to shoot tethered. And what that means is the ability to be able to shoot photographs directly into the computer. Now in previous versions of Lightroom, you could do tethered shooting, yet it required a number of steps that were quite a bit awkward. Well now the process is much more simple and here what we're going to do is introduce this topic and take a look at some of the controls and then in the next movie we'll talk about how this actually works. One of the things that you can see here is that we have this little Tethered window. And what this Tethered window does is it shows us some really valuable information, and I want to go through and just walk through what type of information that we're going to see here.
Now for starters, we're going to see what camera we're actually shooting from. You can actually have multiple cameras connected to your computer and then choose which particular camera you want to capture from. Now this can be helpful if you have two different perspectives or you have two different cameras looking at a pretty good product in a different way or with different settings. So again you can select the camera. The next option is what is the shoot name or what is the folder where we'll be saving these images to. And then as we make our way forward, we have the ability to see what fstop we're shooting at, what shutter speed.
Now this will change depending on what setting we're using on our camera. For example, if you're shooting on aperture priority, this will just say Auto. But in this case I'm shooting on Manual, so we can see that I have the FSTOP and Shutter Speed. We also have next our ISO and then our White Balance. And then there's something that's kind of interesting over here. We're able to apply upon import a develop setting. Now these can be any of the presets that we've either purchased or that we've created ourselves. And in this case, you can see I've applied a little sepia tone preset to this image.
All right. We're making our way around. We have a button for our Settings and if you click that, that will open up the Settings dialog where you can modify your settings. And then finally we have the ability to close or to quit the Tethered shooting, and then the last little button is the Shutter Release. So what we can do is either press the shutter release on the camera, or we can trigger that here right inside of Lightroom. Well now we have a little bit of a handle on this dialog. Let's actually see how this works, and we'll do that in the next one.
- Importing and managing photos and video clips
- Improving efficiency with enhanced collections
- Applying sharpening and noise reduction
- Mastering the enhanced adjustment brush, graduated filter, and vignette features
- Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
- Adding audio to slideshows
- Creating custom print packages
- Importing on-the-fly with tethered shooting
- Publishing photos to Flickr
- Publishing to a smart folder and smart photoset
- Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with legacy images
- Making and working with creative watermarks