Anyone have any suggestions about how to get the pictures to the computer during the shoot so they can be edited and then printed on site? Ideally, I would love to be able to shoot and while i'm shooting the pictures are wirelessly being transferred to our mac so our editor can get started right away...not sure that's possible though. Maybe a long cord so the camera is always plugged right into the computer? Any thoughts?
Hey AJ - ideally everyone would shoot tethered to a separate editing station, using something like Nikon capture, or directly into lightroom. You can tether using a long usb cable, or some cameras support firewire. Though most computers have >1 usb port, I'm thinking you can't tether more than one camera to the same computer. I've never even thought about this issue before.
Changing out cards is wear and tear on the camera and cards. I would recommend wireless or wired teathering. pictures can be loaded to a USB Key from the computer. Some of us have our own printers we can use.If a wireless router is setup we can transfer images from computer to a main computer for printing.
I would suggest that you have a laptop or laptops onsite with a wireless router hooked up to a main computer connected to a printer and have one of the vounteers to jockey back and forth for the photographers that don't have wireless capability for download, editing and printing the photographs according to the names and codes on the images. I am sure that more detailed information can be suggested to this point that I am making.
Hi, A.J. The best for me, as Paul and Patrick say, it's to shot wireless or wired teathering.
You can Use Adobe Lightroom 3 to prepare and print your pictures. Wired it will be faster and cheeper,
you can buy a wi fi SD card from EYE-FI. they work good, but the workflow it's a little slow.
there are wireless adpters for Canon and Nikon professional cameras but they are a lot more expensive than the eye-fi SD cards.When I first started shooting Digitial the classes I took from Canon, nikon and Kodak which made the DCS series all recommended not to take the card in and out. Of course we were using the Hard drives back then in the Kodaks.Todays cameras you might be able to change out. My laptop has 4 USB ports so if someone else needs to hookup their welcome. I also have my own printers I can use and share.
since we are doing ours at the library we have access to wifi so each photog will have laptop and they can upload to a private flickr we will set up and the printers will grab the photos from the site and print at the printing station.
I'm confused as to which USB cable to get. The Monoprice.com site has a couple hundred listings....15ft, I got, but A male vs. 2.0 A male? B male vs. mini-B male? 4 pin vs 5 pin? Is it one's camera make/model that determines what you need, or the laptop? Help, please.