The challenging field of school and sports photography requires a lot of skill to be successful. Of course, you need to know photography, but you also need to know how to work with your subject. After all, you are capturing a special moment in someone’s life—even though your subject may not realize it. With “volume-photography”, most subjects are not trained models. They require direction and coaching. This process can take precious time. And with volume-photography, time is money! Another key ingredient to a successful school and sports photography business is a solid workflow at the point of capture.
Tether Tools can help school and sports photographers streamline their workflow, increase efficiency, get better shots and boost sales. Whether you’re looking for faster transfer speeds, a tighter set up, a mobile viewing station or more, Tether Tools has options for studio and location photographers of every style.
In the video below, Minneapolis-based photographer Matthew Kemmetmueller is on location during a major-volume school shoot. Matthew’s camera is connected digitally to his laptop using a TetherPro USB cable. His monitor is at eye level atop a Tether Table Aero, and mounted on a Tether “T” Setup, ensuring Matthew and his team get the shot, every time.
Here’s Matthew Kemmetmueller’s full gear list:
The Tether Tools Tether “T” set up bundles the Rock Solid 4-Head Tripod Cross Bar with the Rock Solid 2-Head Cross Bar Side Arm allowing for adjustments to your camera without the need to raise or lower your computer. Ideal for school shoots, simply adjust the vertical bar to the appropriate height as subjects enter and exit the frame.
The Tether “T” mounts to a male 3/8″ screw and in this set up Matthew is using a stand so a Baby Ballhead Adapater is needed.
The Tether Table Aero provides photographers with a stable, portable tethering platform, perfect for daily studio use and the ideal out-of-studio workspace. It attaches easily to virtually any tripod or light stand and is compatible with all standard mounting hardware.
Aero Clip-on Hooks attach to any flat edge of the Tether Table and are ideal for hanging lightweight items such as cables, cords, or other accessories.
The choice of professional photographers and videographers everywhere, high-visibility orange TetherPro cables have become synonymous with tethered photography.