When you tether your photos, you connect your camera with a computer, smartphone, or tablet so that whenever you click an image, that is saved automatically to a preset folder. That means you can watch your photos on a bigger screen right after clicking them. In this article, you will get to know how to tether your camera in the right way effortlessly. Tethered photography improves your photo quality in many ways.
Why Should You Do Tethered Photography?
Better execution of planning
Before proceeding to shoot, you probably plan thoroughly, especially the composition techniques. But all your efforts go in vain if you cannot execute what you have planned. If you tether your camera, you can see your photos on a large screen while shooting, compare them with what you had conceptualized in your mind, make adjustments accordingly, and create exactly what you wanted.
Maintaining proper focus
Photos that are only a bit out of focus cannot be identified on the tiny screen of the camera. How many times has it happened to you that after shooting for the whole day you had to reject most of your photos as you discovered that they are out of focus when you saw them on your laptop? With tethering, you will never face this problem again. It helps a lot when you are focusing manually. You get to preview on a large screen before shooting and can zoom in to see the focal point accurately.
When you tether your photos, you choose to save your time during the shoot, and during post-processing. When you see the images just after clicking them, you can not only make necessary arrangements to better your next photos but also edit the RAW files immediately if needed. For example, if you see a shadow mark on your subject on the laptop, you can adjust the position of your subject to avoid it in the succeeding photos and correct the unwanted shadow marks at the same time. It reduces the number of photos you click to get the 'best shot'. Also, it saves the time to change sd cards. It also acts as a backup method and makes you free from worries about losing your photos before you upload them on a laptop or other devices.
For tethering, you need some essential eqyuipment. You may connect your camera to the device with a cable, which is the most used way. Choose the type of cable according to the port used. In some cameras, you even get the option to tether without using a cable. If you are using a cable, make sure it is at least 3 meters long, otherwise, you might have problems shooting freely. Apart from these, you will require an external hard drive and tethering software. After tethering you can store your photos in the hard drive directly. Your camera most probably will have its free tethering software, like Sony has Imaging Edge, or Canon has EOS utility. Some cameras also use Lightroom for tethering. Tethering will make your job easier, and help you to be a better photographer.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.