Do you want to get better food photographs in less time with fewer shots?
The Wikipedia definition is: Tethering refers to connecting one device to another.
Put simply, in photography, shooting tethered means that your camera is connected to your computer via a cable.
When you shoot tethered, you take a picture of the food you’re photographing and the photo is automatically transferred from the camera (via the cable) into a software program on your computer and the photo displays on your computer screen.
This is a really cool technique because you can see your final photograph on a much larger scale than trying to view it on your camera’s tiny display window.
Whether you opt to shoot tethered or not is entirely a personal choice, but here are 3 pros and cons to consider.
- You preview the image much larger than your camera’s LCD display
- The photo is automatically transferred to your computer in the moment
- You take less shots because you can easily see imperfections and adjust
- You’re more restricted in movement (e.g. due to cable length)
- It’s a bit slower to shoot per image (e.g. the transfer is not instantaneous)
- There’s more equipment to accommodate for in a small photo-shoot area
Have you tried shooting tethered? Maybe you should!
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