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Katerina's Flowers (Tethered Shoot w/ LR 3)

Nikon D300 with AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D @ f/4, 1/250s (Strobe @ full, left through diffuser)


Did my first tethered shoot today using my Lenovo PC laptop and Adobe Lightroom 3.2. It's an interesting experience, and a fun way to work- give it a shot. With my camera on tripod I was able to play with the flash to get the shadows and highlights on this bocquet of roses perfect- Lightroom loads the image directly into your "develop" window; you can then make adjustments as necessary. Checking focus is a dream- not that my D300 has a bad or misleading LCD, but to be able to explode a photograph on your 15.6" or larger (or MUCH larger) screen is something that may prove invaluable for many photographers and enthusiasts alike. As far as the application of tethered shooting, I can see where it would offer a direct advantage in shooting still-life and non-moving subjects. I don't believe it would be as beneficial with studio work, though you could check focus and exposure there as well. Very interesting, overall. I hope to do more tethered shoots in the future. It's very convenient with Lightroom- images are automatically imported onto a folder in your library. When you're ready to stop shooting, FILE>TETHERED SHOOTING>STOP TETHER. And unplug your camera. That simple, no further uploading, etc. Just reformat your card and you're ready for the next shoot.

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Taken on September 20, 2012