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09/10/2007 01:50:51 PM · #1
i was wondering how many of you guys shoot the session with the laptop.
im asking, cause we all here pp our pics a lot so the original pic is maybe not as great as the final. so if you shooting did you use your laptop to preview the pic? what about the clients? did you show the pics to them?

tell me your experiencies :)

sorry my english is getting rusty or something
09/10/2007 02:51:08 PM · #2
come on fellas
09/10/2007 03:30:13 PM · #3
Do you mean do we shoot with the camera tethered to the laptop or do we just bring it to shoots and upload to it after and show them the images right there?
09/10/2007 03:31:12 PM · #4
Originally posted by ajdelaware:

Do you mean do we shoot with the camera tethered to the laptop or do we just bring it to shoots and upload to it after and show them the images right there?


you got it :)
09/10/2007 03:38:03 PM · #5
Generally no... I don't want them to see the not-so-hot shots.
09/10/2007 03:40:20 PM · #6
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Generally no... I don't want them to see the not-so-hot shots.


yeah thats exactly my dilema, l like working with the laptop. cause i just can see all the miatakes i made and stuff and form there having a super clean raw file
09/11/2007 04:06:51 PM · #7
Hi-ho,

I do shoot tethered for team sports photos, so I can check that no-one was blinking etc.

Apart from that, no....
09/11/2007 04:30:05 PM · #8
Originally posted by KiwiChris:

Hi-ho,

I do shoot tethered for team sports photos, so I can check that no-one was blinking etc.

Apart from that, no....


How do you pull that off though, just have a little stand for your computer? That would make life more simple for us, but I usually just zoom in real quick, or if in doubt, take a few more.
09/11/2007 04:37:07 PM · #9
(Thread-jack)

How many of you actualy include an "outtake" folder to your client cd ?

I did once, and they were very happy to see the funny pictures :D
09/11/2007 04:38:48 PM · #10
You can also use a cheap DVD player as a less expensive alternative, assuming it has the right inputs to be driven from your camera's video out.
09/11/2007 05:11:27 PM · #11
I take my laptop but only to transfer my picture over to at a quiet moment. I still leave the photos on the cards but I have a backup staight away on the computer. I was asked once if they could have a look but it waws kids and they were happy to see that they were in there.
09/12/2007 03:13:55 AM · #12
Originally posted by ajdelaware:

Originally posted by KiwiChris:

Hi-ho,

I do shoot tethered for team sports photos, so I can check that no-one was blinking etc.

Apart from that, no....


How do you pull that off though, just have a little stand for your computer? That would make life more simple for us, but I usually just zoom in real quick, or if in doubt, take a few more.


I just use what's available, as I'm generally shooting in halls, or clubrooms for team photos.. A couple of chairs, bar stool... Whatever is available..

I shoot with a single 1600ws strobe into a 40" brolly, tethered to DPP so it shows the shots as I shoot.. I also use a remote camera release. I find it easier once I've framed the shot to be standing beside the camera, so I can take in the whole 'picture' and see if anyones clothes are out of place, socks down, sleves rolled up.. The normal drill.

Cheers, Me.
09/12/2007 07:07:04 AM · #13
Originally posted by KiwiChris:

Originally posted by ajdelaware:

Originally posted by KiwiChris:

Hi-ho,

I do shoot tethered for team sports photos, so I can check that no-one was blinking etc.

Apart from that, no....


How do you pull that off though, just have a little stand for your computer? That would make life more simple for us, but I usually just zoom in real quick, or if in doubt, take a few more.


I just use what's available, as I'm generally shooting in halls, or clubrooms for team photos.. A couple of chairs, bar stool... Whatever is available..

I shoot with a single 1600ws strobe into a 40" brolly, tethered to DPP so it shows the shots as I shoot.. I also use a remote camera release. I find it easier once I've framed the shot to be standing beside the camera, so I can take in the whole 'picture' and see if anyones clothes are out of place, socks down, sleves rolled up.. The normal drill.

Cheers, Me.


Oh ok. I, on the other hand, am shooting 20 teams and 250+ kids in 3 hours, on the field. I guess it would be a little too time consuming to pull it off, plus it would be a nuisance to have the parents trying to peak at the laptop and requesting changes and retakes right there.
09/12/2007 05:16:04 PM · #14
For some events I've shot tethered to one laptop - RAW + small JPG.
My ass't has a second laptop with a second screen (LCD), we are connected via standard wireless network.
I shoot (custom WB and carefully) and he pulls the small JPGs (faster than RAWs) and puts them on the LCD for the client to prevue and choose.
I only then process the purchase RAW files for final prints.

Sales are bigger as the emotion is higher at the moment.
09/12/2007 05:56:24 PM · #15
My company has us shoot by remote shooting so we are permanently tied to a laptop. We all carry portable tables - camping tables - to sit them on.
09/13/2007 02:53:23 AM · #16
Originally posted by ajdelaware:

Oh ok. I, on the other hand, am shooting 20 teams and 250+ kids in 3 hours, on the field. I guess it would be a little too time consuming to pull it off, plus it would be a nuisance to have the parents trying to peak at the laptop and requesting changes and retakes right there.


Ya...

I only shoot tethered for the team shots, on the field would be too hard, unless you had WiFi to a laptop and and assistant on the laptop.


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