Thursday News Stuff

Hi Gang: Just a coupla quick news thingys for today:

Shooting Tethered Wirelessly into an Apple iPad
Check out this very cool video (below) from photographer Brent Pearson, who figured out how to make this all work. This makes sense if you have a desktop computer that’s not near where you shoot in your studio. (Obviously, if you have a laptop, it doesn’t bring that much to the table, because if you have a laptop, you can just use it for tethering, but anyway, it’s worth a quick look either way, and might be handy for having multiple monitors so your client can see images live as you shoot as well). Also, check out his blog for the step-by-step set-up.

iPad Wireless Tethered Photography from Brent Pearson on Vimeo.

New Class From Laurie Excel for Beginning Photographers
Photoshop World Instructor Laurie Excel did an awesome online class exclusively for NAPP members who are new to photography, and it covers tons of tips, tricks, settings & advice for new shooters. If you’re a NAPP member, here’s the link to your free online class. Thanks Laurie!

Dano’s Dictionary of Fine Art & Photography Printing Terms
Ron Mortinsen’s blog has a really helpful resource put together by our friend, and photographer Dan Steinhardt (of Epson), and it’s basically a dictionary of fine art printing and photographers terms. Very cool and definitely worth checking out. Here’s the link.

Yesterday Was a Blast!
First, I had a visit from my buddy Terry White, and we shot a one-hour bonus video for our new iPhone 4 Book (which is on press now), and that’s always one of the highlights of the whole year, and then we had concert photographers (and Photoshop World instructors) Scott Diussa and Alan Hess here shooting online classes for Kelby Training on “How to Shoot Live Concerts.” I went out to the venue where they were shooting the class (their venues and bands have changed each day while they’re taping, to vary the lightning and shooting conditions). I have to tell you this—-as soon as their class goes live—I’ll be the first to watch it—that’s how cool it looks. This guys are the real deal, and the stuff they’re sharing is absolute gold for anybody who wants to shoot concerts!!!!

Yesterday’s Guest Blogger
I really enjoyed yesterday’s Guest Blog Post from Ben Van Hook. Of course, he had great images, but his message was really enlightening, and there are about a dozen lines you can pull out as separate quotes about photography, finding your vision, and taking portraits with emotion, that would all stand on their own. Thank you Ben. What a great read! (if you missed it, click here).

My Free Online Lightroom Class for Photo Walkers is Online—watch it anytime!
Just a reminder—the Online Lightroom Training Class that me, RC, and Matt Kloskowski taped live for anyone who walked as part of my Worldwide Photo Walk has been archived, and you can watch it anytime, completely for free, right here.

That’s it for today
Hope you guys have an awesome day today!!!!

  1. Ok, now we need to figure out a solution for non Mac shooters. I want to tether to my iPad with my Toshiba laptop :( I see having the iPad as an extra display perfect for letting a client, friend of the model, etc. see the images in their hand as I’m shooting.

  2. If you like the idea of wireless tether to an iPad, check out the Eye-Fi card and the ShutterSnitch app. I shoot raw plus small JPEG and transmit only the small JPEG from the Eye-Fi card to the iPad. That way, the transmit time is just a couple of seconds. The newer Eye-Fi cards let you transmit to an ad-hoc network to a laptop, but the iPad can only join networks, it can’t host one, so you do need a small, portable router (I use a D-Link portable router). Also, if your camera only accepts CF cards, you’ll need an SD to CF card adapter.

  3. Scott’s LR3 book on the iPad kindle rocks. Color pictures and always handy. I love it.

    I’ve had some tourble with the light room video for walkers, though, and I was wondering if anyone else has seen trouble. Everytime I watch it, it cuts out at 32:41 and won’t keep playing. Is it just me? I stream stuff all the time, so I’m pretty sure my connection is fast enough…

  4. Wow, I’ve been waiting for this tethered to iPad option!
    And congrats to you, Scott, for being quoted in USA Today! You guys are in the spotlight and poised to make a mint!

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