Shooting wirelessly from your camera to your iOS or Android device is no doubt the future of capture. Small Camera Big Picture is pleased to present the first in a multi part series on Wireless Workflow for Micro 4/3rds cameras.
The future starts now.
Now that you got your camera and Eye-Fi card set up its time to shoot. This is the easy and most fun part. Is this workflow…well work? Yes but that will all change in the future as more and more companies develop WiFi ready cameras. Also I found that once you start shooting with a wireless workflow it become easy real fast.
There are two types of workflow we’re going to look at: Enhusiast/Social Media and Professional.
Enthusiasts wanting a fun way to share and network with others only need to learn the Social Media workflow but Pros should learn both.
I shoot wireless both ways for different reasons. When I’m shooting for work I shoot with my OM-D shooting jpeg and raw but sending only the jpegs to the iPad for the client to review.
When I shoot for fun its mostly using my Pen Mini which I’ll shoot jpeg only using either the built in art filters or G’s Original Jpeg Recipe then send them to my iPhone for enhancing then share the image to social media.
It’s really pretty simple but its very important to get into details so you understand why we’re doing this then you can taylor a workflow to fit your particular needs.
For this workflow you’re going to need to purchase the app Shuttersnitch for iOS. Shuttersnitch is an excellent app to shoot to. First of all it keeps the connection to your camera even if your iOS device is asleep. Secondly you can see tools such as histogram, exposure warnings and even see how your image will looked cropped to a particular aspect ratio.
One of the features I like most is adding a crop mask with the cover layout of the magazine I’m shooting for. This way the art director and I can see how the image will frame as we shoot it.
Here’s what you need
Visit the ShutterSnitch Forums
Use Snitch Snyc which synchronizes your your Shutter Snitch info such as ratings to the corresponding raw files of your Lightroom library.
The Enthusiast/Social Media workflow is the fun workflow. This means that eventually pros will shoot like this. I say that with sarcasm because in todays market its the enthusiasts that get all the fun and we pros get all the work. The solutions to make life easier start with the enthusiasts then later the pros, after we overcome our fears.
There’s something simple and pure about shooting jpeg and sharing the photos with your friends. As much as I enjoy shooting for work the photos I love are the ones that Valdese and I have together. You can’t put a price on simple pictures that have a positive effect on your life for years to come.
Here’s what you need
Get an app such as Snapseed
Thats it! If you did the work in part one and part two you’re probably already shooting wirelessly.
If you have any apps you prefer for enhancing your images on the go let us know in the comments.
Read other sections of the Wireless Workflow -
Workflow - Professional and Enthusiast/Social Media