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Tethering to Lightroom: Simultaneous Shooting and Editing

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Tethered Shooting Setup: Photo Booth

Jared Platt

Tethering to Lightroom: Simultaneous Shooting and Editing

Jared Platt

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9. Tethered Shooting Setup: Photo Booth

Lesson Info

Tethered Shooting Setup: Photo Booth

Now we're going to do something a little bit more fun. So what we're doing, because a lot of people think Well, you know, I don't have clients that come into the studio and get their photo taken, and I'm not shooting models and whatever. So what would I use tethered shooting for? So I used tethered shooting it parties and weddings, where I build pretty elaborate photo booths. The most elaborate photo booth I've ever built was an entire Christmas scene at a Christmas party, and it had, you know, like a park bench. And then we had a new old style lamppost where we put a little speed light into the lampposts. The lit up so it looked like it was glowing street lamp. And then we had snow on the ground and Christmas trees, and and then everybody was all dressed up in their Christmas outfits and whatever and and and the whole thing was just this winter wonderland scene. And then I simply have a camera. So here's our camera, and then I have the scene and are seen right now is a a frame. It's h...

eld up by two C stands on a bar. Um, this is a very minimal set. I've done this where we build an entire wall and we kind of put a bunch of ah ah wallpaper on it. And then we cut a hole through here so that you have empty space in the frame. But you have a gallery wall, and then people can walk behind and they can get their picture taken and hang on the frame. And and then then you'll have other people standing out here looking at the artwork, you know, And then these guys, it's just fun, right? So think of the most wild photo booth you could come up with and make that the photo booth rather than just getting into a booth and taking a picture. You could even have a white psych and a dedicated photographer that's running a little fashion shoot. And so if someone wants their picture taken, they can come in and that dedicated photographers just shooting. But the beauty of the tethering is that every picture we take is gonna go into the computer and in the computer than it could be shared to a monitor. That monitor is facing the lines of the crowds of people that are gonna get into the photo booth. It's also good for a V I p photo session. So if you're doing like, an event photography type situation and you have V I p lines where people come in and get their photos taken, you can actually show the photos that were being taken so that people in line are like, Oh, I want my photo like that, you know, whatever. Um, so and these people, if you put it an angle like this, then those people can actually, every time they take a picture, they could start to see what's happening in the photos and the people out here seeing what they could do their thinking in their heads, How am I gonna make mine better than theirs? So it's a really fun situation. So we're gonna show you how to run that, Um, and we're going to do some special tips and tricks inside of that that are even more mind blowing than I think what we've done before. So, um, so let's get started. Okay. So first, let's talk about lighting again. We just have our Octa here. Um, that's giving us a nice cross light. It's gonna light up anybody that's in here. It does a decent job lighting up the frame so it looks quite nice. But we have to light the backdrop differently, and especially when you're working. If, like in in the condition where I would build a wall here, then I've got to separate rooms and both rooms have to be let separately, Um, and so we would like this room to make sure this wall was right. And then we would like the background so that these people would be good even if they were standing, you know, here or here, because that light wouldn't quite get him. So you have to think of it independently. But here, because we just have an open area. It's very easy to like this. We got knocked a box here on Group A. We have a light that's coming back to give us some hair light, some separation on DSM room lights. That's C because it comes back towards the camera and then we have a light for our background. So it's in Group B, and again, we we've even made that our little self made snoot we actually switch that even more so that it's a little bit more of a slash of light across here because really, we want to see the textures of this wall. We want that to come out, so we need the light to be as close as possible. So it's creating its own shadows. Is that rakes across the wall? All right, so that's our lighting. Our cameras set up is exactly the way it was before. We just have it on a tripod over here. I have my 7200 and I'm gonna show you, Um, so I just fired and that that image is still going back into our old collector. I mean, our old folder that we had before. So let me just find that shot. Just a clarification. This is from Inferno tonight. Who asks? Does this work with light room six? So if you are not yet on the cloud, can you do some of these light from mobile tethered shooting? Works on light room six. Light from six and lighter. MCC are pretty much the same program, but light room sisi is connected to the cloud. And so, in order to be connected to the cloud, you have to be on light room CC. So what we need to do is we need to set up, like are We need to set up our tethered shooting again because light room just crashed. So we're gonna pull it back up. It happens. Every program crashes once and well, um, so I'm gonna go to the file menu, and I'm gonna go to tethered capture, and I'm gonna start the tethered capture. Now, remember, we were shooting a model shoot earlier, so we want to actually choose a different location for this because it's a different job, and we're going to say that where the Jones family worth of Joans wedding. So you are all Jones's. OK, so we're going to call this session the Jones Wedding 2016 because we're your wedding. Congratulations on whoever it is you're coming to see you get married. Um, remember, I want the file name to be exactly the same. Um, So I've chosen to make sure that my image that's coming out of here doesn't get a renamed. It's just the same name. And then I'm gonna choose a different destination. So I'm gonna choose the Joans Wedding folder as my destination as opposed to the model shoot an imminent choose, then I can add it to a collection or not. Now, in this case, we actually don't have to add it to a collection, because I'm gonna show you something. Also very cool. Very different than what we did before. So all of the things that we did to get our image to synchronize to the web before are gonna be completely different because we want to send this in these images to a different place. I don't want people to go to light room to the adobe website toe. Look at my images. I want them to go to my site, Ryan. And if they really like the image, I want them to be able to order a print from that image. Does that make sense? Okay, so I'm gonna show you how to get that done. We're gonna use a service called SmugMug. I load my images to SmugMug the full entire image. And once the images put on smugmug, then my clients can look through him. They can choose things that can favorite things and they can order prints. They can also share him on Facebook. They can also download him if I give him permission to do so, if they've paid for that that option. Okay, so I've chosen the location. I'm not gonna add it to a collection, although you could. And I can add my keywords. So in this case, we're going to call this a photo booth. It's going to be a wedding. I'm also gonna know in that I have a frame in there and that it is, um, shot in Seattle at Creative Live. Okay, so those are the key words that I want in there so I could find it, and then I'm gonna hit. Okay? What's my initial shot? They're all gonna be the same. So we're just going to say frame photo booth, it create. So now we have a folder just like we did before, and it says it's the frame photo booth, and it's inside the Joans wedding. Right? So now this is where the set up has to occur. So let's go down before we shoot. Well, actually, let's shoot once and make sure that that's going in. So are you ready? All right. Here we go. All right. So we have the photo. It came in There it is. Let's just take a look at it here. So the first thing I want to do when I first shoot the images, I want to light it, make sure it's all set, and then I want to make sure it's gonna go to the right places wherever I want it to go.

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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