How Shooting Tethered Can Improve Your Photography Workflow

The basic workflow for most photographers is taking a photo, pulling out the memory card, putting it in the computer, and importing photos into their processing application of choice. However, many professional studio photographers use tethering to more efficiently transfer their images to their computer, but it comes with a lot more benefits than just making the pipeline more efficient. This awesome video will show you some of the benefits and why you should consider implementing it in your work.

Coming to you from Mark Wallace with Adorama TV, this great video will show you some of the benefits of shooting tethered and how he goes about it. When you are working in the studio, tethering can be useful for not just you but your clients as well. Almost all cameras have a small LCD screen on the back that is useful for checking basic things like composition and the like, but they are simply too small to be practical for showing images to an entire creative team and clients, and they do not show any of the edits you will apply. Whatever program you are tethered to can normally apply a range of edits automatically upon receiving the image, allowing you to show clients a much closer approximation of what they expect to receive at the end of the shoot, plus you get all the benefits of a larger display, allowing you to do things like check critical focus. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Wallace. 

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brokenlandphotography's picture

Thank you Alex for keeping me updated on this type of topic because I've been searching for a tethering set which allows me to view my live view on a larger screen and Have yet to locate it. I suspect that I'll need to buy/upgrade my camera in order to do this. The M6 just doesn't have this capability.