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Wiring photos in the rain

 
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Jun 25, 2013 17:05 |  #1

I´m Googling all kinds of keywords but can´t find anything about this :

I guess some in this forum shoot for wire services and my query is : How do you operate in the rain? As of now I´m using my iPad under my jacket for IPTC and reviewing but I prefer using my Macbook and Photo Mechanic as using the iPad takes time. Does anyone have a solution, except from an umbrella that might blow away, to how I can set up my Macbook for tagging and reviewing in the rain on the sideline?


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Jun 25, 2013 21:08 |  #2

I have access to the pressbox and have at times just sat in my car and transmitted.


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Jun 25, 2013 22:15 |  #3

Either press box, media room or car.


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Jun 26, 2013 00:25 |  #4

I have access to the press room so I can send at half and full time, but this is for sending photos from the sideline. Tried to look for various small tents I can use to cover the macbook but none seemes to be more than kids stuff. Any ideas to protect for rain? Might have to get an assistant to hold a big umbrella :-)


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Jun 26, 2013 00:46 |  #5

Pretty much as per above.


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Jun 26, 2013 02:06 |  #6

Press Box/Media Room : Too far away from the ground to take photos
Car : I would probably get shot if I tried to drive throught the gates to the stadium with a car :-)
So noone sits on the sideline to send photos "live" in poor weather?


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Jun 26, 2013 02:52 |  #7

If you can afford to send unedited photos (or have someone in office to edit them for you), wireless transmitters in combination with 3g/LTE modem is perfect combination.
If you can't then press center or just tunnel in stadium (I assume it's about soccer :)), is best option. Afterall I guess you don't need to shoot entire 90mins without missing single second.


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Jun 26, 2013 09:20 |  #8

Unfortunately I have to send tagged photos with full IPTC and as I´m the only agency photographer on home games I have to cover as much as possible with only one requirement : Get celebrating photos and goal photos if possible. If I have to run in the tunnel, in the press box or any other place I might miss this. It´s working flawless in good weather and with some delay hunching over the iPad if it rains. But I want to find a good way to protect my Macbook as I tag photos.


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Jun 26, 2013 12:06 |  #9

1. Get a toughbook or similar "rugged" laptop (may or may not be an option depending on your software)
2. This (external link) + plastic bag for additional protection
3. This (external link) overturned with laptop inside + This Keyboard (external link) and mouse (external link)


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