Studio shooting setup

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by brian_choong, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Hi, currently I am using D300 and 17-55mm mainly
    I do have a Macbook pro 13" that use for mobility (Light room 2.X, and NX 2)
    I shoot mainly for wedding photography
    However, recently I just got an assignment that shoot spa with model photo
    I will need to provide photo to the client right after the shoot
    I will prepare 2 light SB800 with umbrella and stand
    I am new to studio shooting, I know there is something that I can connect my camera to notebook, and immediate after I press my shutter, it will appear at my notebook lightroom (or NX)
    So that I can view the result immediately with larger screen.
    What should I get? a USB cable? Firewire cable? or...?
    What should I set for my lightroom / NX2?
    Is there any budget way to set it up?
    Else I am thinking of using the stupid way, prepare few cards
    After some shooting, then change the card and load to notebook manually....
  2. You could download a trial version of Nikon's Camera Control Pro and use a USB cable to connect the camera to the computer. I'm not sure which other software support this capability.
  3. A USB cable should do the trick. Bibble software also supports some tethered control; I've used it successfully with my D2H, but not with any more current Nikon dSLRs. Click here for specs .
    There may also be some way to do this wirelessly, but I don't have any current info on that. The last photographer I know of who used this technique was using the D2-generation dSLRs.
  4. you're going to have your hands full trying to shoot in a studio setting -- which you don't have much experience with, as you say. why would you want to get all fancy by tethering your camera to your notebook? just one more thing to worry about. transfer the photos manually -- it gets the job done.

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