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21st of December 2010 (Tue), 19:39
Do you prefer to shoot tethered or not for glamor shots and why?
21st of December 2010 (Tue), 19:52
Glamor or not it does not matter. I shoot tethered when ever it is possible. The tiny screen on the back is probably the worst thing you can use to judge the image. I keep looking at (but am too cheap to buy) the dual camera bar for a tripod, But I will put the laptop on the other side rather than another camera.
22nd of December 2010 (Wed), 00:11
What program do you use for the tethering?
22nd of December 2010 (Wed), 08:54
Eos Utility into Lightroom.
22nd of December 2010 (Wed), 09:46
Lightroom 3.x has built in tethered functions so you don't need EOS utility. If I'm in the studio, or a place where I have enough power an enough shade to block harsh glare on the screen, I shoot tethered too
23rd of December 2010 (Thu), 04:04
I shot glam tethered only for creative input from a client. For any other purpose, I find tethering a distraction for the model and flow of the shoot. The best tethering SW by far is Breeze Systems DSLR Remote Pro-largest screen image, quick performance, full camera control and shutter release, and easy scrolling between images-much better than LR3.
23rd of December 2010 (Thu), 09:16
I don's use the tethered function in LR for controls, just to bring the image up on a larger screen.
23rd of December 2010 (Thu), 11:16
Same here. It is just to able able to see it large. To check focus and such. Also so we can do quick edits on the fly. I have yet to see why one would need to pay that much for a camera control program on its own.
If I need to move around too much I will use the OnOne DSLR Remote.
I have to get arround to upgrading the laptop to LR3. It still has 2.7 . The desktop has LR3 but I never shoot with that one.
31st of December 2010 (Fri), 22:31
where can I get that laptop stand on a tripod thingy ? and what is it called?
1st of January 2011 (Sat), 01:45
I've seen manfrotto tripods that support a laptop and a camera, they're beastly and very expensive. I forget the model, check out their site for the legs and heads required.
2nd of January 2011 (Sun), 09:13
i just don't like having my laptop off a VERY sturdy platform. i use a card table in the studio for the laptop and 23" monitor for viewing.
2nd of January 2011 (Sun), 09:59
Where do you get a long enough cord? What do you think is long enough?
2nd of January 2011 (Sun), 12:38
I have a 10 foot USB cable. That is plenty long for most times. Any USB to mini USB will work. There is nothing special about it for a camera.
How stable it is, is all in the quality of the tripod. And of coarse it needs to be attatched with a strap somehow. But, I am never in a situation where it is even close to being knocked over. Others may be at times.
You can get the cross bars for about $20 on ebay if you want to save money. All it is is a pipe with a mount on each side and one in the middle. It is pretty hard to get a low quality pipe. What you mount to it is up to you. You can put a second head on it if you want to shoot 3D or stereo. Or you can put a laptop plate on one end. The laptop plate can be about $30.
2nd of January 2011 (Sun), 13:10
Does the canon software that allows youth shoot tethered let you use the camera as normal or do you have to use the laptop for focus/ shutter?
2nd of January 2011 (Sun), 16:29
Either way. You can shoot from the camera or the laptop. You can shoot from the camera and use the software to just show the image on the screen. Or you can sit at the computer and control the camera.... other than where it points obviously, that you will have to adjust by hand.
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