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Tiny Tips 19: 5 Top Tips When Shooting Tethered

out.there.sketch by Net 9Here are a few tips for when you shoot with your dSLR tethered to a computer. We’ve learnt these lessons the hard way.

  1. Try it out beforehand with the particular computer and camera that you will be using. Hardware has a way of doing strange things when you least expect it.
  2. Shoot to CF card and hard disc simultaneously. That way if your file gets corrupted en-route to the computer, you’ll at least have a backup in the card.
  3. Ensure that you have enough space in both locations.
  4. Ensure that your power outlets and computers are well grounded. Improperly earthed outlets could end up sending a current through the camera’s body giving the photographer shocks and putting all your equipment at risk.
  5. Have a backup cable in your camera bag, and an extension too. Bring a lot of tape to tape it down to a secure surface.

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