Best of 2017: Our Top Articles, Setups, and Social Media Posts

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Best of 2017: Our Top Articles, Setups, and Social Media Posts
As we head into 2018, we take a look back at 2017. Check out our top articles, videos, setups, social media posts and inspiration from the last year. We’re proud and humbled that our equipment is used by the best in the industry. From everyone at Tether Tools, we’d like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and inspiring New Year!

Adding an iPad or Tablet to Your Tethered Workflow for Image Review

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Ingersoll
From having clients and assistants on set to not being directly next to your tethered laptop, there are plenty of reasons why a photographer may want to add an iPad or tablet into their tethered workflow to view images on the fly. It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting to Lightroom or Capture One, this is a technique that’s easy to setup and perfect for clients that are on location or working remotely.

What Software is Best for a Photo Booth Setup?

As the photo booth operator, you want to get it right. From shoot to print, your workflow should be fast and efficient. Your setup needs to be functional and rock solid, and you don’t have time for technical difficulties. A photo booth is about fun, not fussing with software or equipment. In this article we recommend two photo booth software programs – DarkRoom Booth and dslrBooth Photo Booth Professional Edition.

Lighting Without Lightstands – Mounting Speedlights on Location

As a photographer out on location, bringing lightstands isn’t an always an option. Space, power, and other factors can lead to those bulky stands from leaving the studio. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring lighting to your shoot while out in the world. In the Lighting Without Lighstands post from photographers Daniel Norton and Seth Miranda, they created beautiful, studio-quality portraits with model Natalie Scarlett using battery operated speedlights and grip gear from Tether Tools.

3 Tips for Keeping Your Photography Studio Organized

Chaos in the studio leads to time wasted, frustration, and an unsafe work environment. In the 3 Tips for Keeping Your Photography Studio Organized post we show how to organize your seamless paper and diffusion rolls, create a studio stand rack, and keep your USB and power cables tidy.

How I Got the Shot – Behind-the-Scenes Articles with Jordan Green, Evan Guttman, and Brooke Mason

These How I Got the Shot Series showcase work from photographers on three coasts. London-based photographer Jordan Green took you behind-the-scenes for brand Dear Kate, New York City-based photographer Evan Guttman hit the streets from Times Square to an upscale rooftop lounge, and Australian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Brooke Mason made a splash on a fashion shoot. To download all three, and much more, check out our How I Got the Shot Guides for FREE on our Guides page at

Top Social Media Posts

Below you’ll find our top three Instagram posts from 2017! The first features our soon to be released USB-C cables, the second is a shot of our Case Air Wireless Tethering System on a Canon 5Ds from photographer William Wilson, and finally a behind-the-scenes from Ottawa-based photographer Justin Van Leeuwen shooting tethered to a Microsoft Surface Pro secured in an AeroTab Universal Tablet System.
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