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Tethering to Lightroom: Simultaneous Shooting and Editing

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Setting Up Your Camera for Tethered Shooting

Jared Platt

Tethering to Lightroom: Simultaneous Shooting and Editing

Jared Platt

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3. Setting Up Your Camera for Tethered Shooting

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Setting Up Your Camera for Tethered Shooting

before we go any further, it's really important that we discussed the camera itself and what settings we have in the camera. So I'm gonna turn this horizontal so we can see it. And we're going to go through some of our settings here in the camera. And I'm actually gonna unplug this so that we don't have any issues with it trying to communicate with computer while we do this. So in the menus, Um, the first thing that I have to do is I have to set up the quality and it's not actually in the menus. It's in the queue button right here. But every camera has a place where you can set up the total, Uh, how what cards are receiving, what kind of files and you'll notice here than in my queue menu. I've set it up so that the the small card or the SD card inside of this camera because it actually receives two different cards. This has a CF cardinal and an SD card in it, and I'm shooting simultaneously to both cards and on the small card or the SD card. I have a full raw image going into it, but o...

n the Phillips on the CF card. I have a small raw image going to it. The small raw allows me to send a small version through this cord. So I want to send the smallest file possible through this chord because I don't want the client to be sitting around waiting forever because a 50 megapixel files gonna take a while to show up on the computer because as to transfer the whole file. So instead, what I'm doing is I'm keeping the full raw file, the 50 megapixel on the camera in the SD card, and then the small raw is going to go through the cable to the computer where we can look at it very quickly. It's still a 12 megapixel file is a small Ross. So it's It's plenty big to review and toe look at figure out whether you like it or not. But the advantage of going with the raw instead of a J pick, some people would think, Well, why don't why don't we just have the J peg go? The problem with the J Peg is that when you adjust a J peg in light room, it's gonna have a different look than the raw image because they have different amounts of latitude. A J Peg is a very compressed image. It's already contrast it to begin with, so if you start adjusting it, those adjustments will look very different than a raw image. So what I want is I want the smallest raw possible on my computer to adjust. Then I will bring the final raw image on later on after the the photo shoot is over. And I could just take all of the settings that I had in my original small raws, and they will go on to the other ones with no problems. It will be exactly the same settings. Even if I did some burning and job dodging on this small files, when I bring in the large files, it will place it perfectly on the large files because it just scales up. So it's a way of being efficient, getting stuff over and not having to work with the huge files that are gonna come out of this camera, which is actually why I prefer to show you on this camera because it's such a disparity between the huge, colossal files that you have off of the five d s are those are big files. And then we have these small files that we can actually work on so we can be very efficient and then grab the final files from here and bring him on. Okay. The other reason you don't want to use a J Peg is that J pegs actually transfer slower than your small raw. So if I took a full J peg even though it's compressed, it's a pretty big file. And I found this out because I was for the longest time I was, you know, shooting tethered. And I was always shooting kind of a medium sized J peg over to the computer, and it's just still slow, like That's just slow. And at one point I accidentally left the camera on small raw for that second file instead of, uh, instead of a J peg, and it was just looking split going over. So those small raws air, actually faster to get over than those J pegs are so small. Roz, the way to go. All right, so let me show you then how there's also setting inside of your menu in the canon. It's in the yellow menu area right at the top is his record function Card folders select. So when I click on that, it gives me options as to what I want to record. I can record standard. I can auto switch between the cards, Which means once I finish filling at this card, it'll switch to the next card and finish that. So if you're traveling and you just wanted to shoot the whole bunch images and you only want to take one set of cards with you, you could just auto switch. Um, you can also record to multiple. If you record to multiple, it's gonna record the same file to two different cards. So its ultimate security immediately you have two copies of every file that you shoot. But what we're trying to do is we're doing this record separately, which means that it will record a small raw to our CF card, and it would accord a large raw to the SD card. So those are the settings that you have to be aware of when we are photographing, um, tethered

Class Description

Participate in a full tethered photoshoot, and discover the powerful efficiency of simultaneous shooting and editing. Follow Jared Platt from start to finish in this step-by-step lesson for both beginners and advanced users. You'll gain new insights in lighting, camera settings, tethering tips and Lightroom instruction, and learn Jared's advanced techniques for streamlining a tethering workflow.  

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 - 2015.3

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Mind blow! This was a great course and Jared explained in detail and with great clarity a comprehensive approach to using a Lightroom workflow that collaborates with multiple software platforms. Lots of "A Ha" moments. I think I can actually do this now where I didn't have a clue how to make this all work before.

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Awesome class... So glad I got it.... Who knew I could do so much with a cord and my Lightroom... Totally hooked!


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