Tethered photography is a useful shooting strategy which has been utilized by many advertising, fashion and product photographers for years. In the past, used primarily for studio work and high end commercial photo shoots, the process was cumbersome and expensive.
However, in recent years tethering technology has been become more reliable, portable, less expensive and easier to use, Due to these factors, it’s only natural the uses have spread to many other areas of photography and is now enjoyed by countless professional & enthusiast photographers.
So what is tethered photography? Tethered photography is the process of connecting your camera to your computer or tablet with either Firewire, USB or wirelessly. The computer can be a desktop or laptop and in Windows or Mac format. Once you create your image, it bypasses the camera and is saved directly on your computer hard drive in a folder you have designated.
The tethering software then displays the image and you can clearly see the results on a large computer screen. How cool is that?