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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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Camera to Computer

Many high-end digital cameras can be tethered directly to a computer through a high-speed cable, such as FireWire or USB, and then with the help of specific software from the camera manufacturer, the camera can be operated from the computer.

This kind of use is intended mainly for studio shooting, although with a laptop computer, there are no real limits to the kind of location. It makes most sense when the camera is set up on a tripod in front of a static subject, as in a still-life set, and in this kind of circumstance, the computer really can add a new dimension to photography.

The example on the following pages is an automobile shoot in a Nissan auto showroom, using available tungsten lighting, with muted daylight inevitably ...

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