How to Use Live View and the Case Air to Remote Trigger Your Camera

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2018

How to Use Live View and the Case Air to Remote Trigger Your Camera
Due to necessity or desire to get a unique shot, remote triggering your camera is often required both in the field and in studio. The Case Air Wireless Tethering System and it’s companion app, Case Remote, can provide both remote triggering and Live View image preview so you can get the shot you’ve imagined. The Case Air connects and transfers images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet or computer. Remotely control advanced camera settings from your mobile device, frame your shot using Live View, then capture by triggering the camera all from the Case Remote app.

Remote Triggering the Camera for Fashion Photography

In this video from photographers Daniel Norton and Seth Miranda, they created stunning, studio quality portraits using a remote, hanging camera tethered wirelessly to an iPad using the Case Air. The stairwell was a precarious place where a tripod or studio stand simply wouldn’t work as the area couldn’t be blocked and there was no room. The camera is mounted in a place where a photographer could not possibly stand without being in the shot, and because it is tethered wirelessly using the Case Air, Daniel and Seth are able to use LiveView to see an image preview and move the model into the ideal position, as well as adjust camera settings on the fly such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.   “The Case Air made us more aware of our own environment instead of being stuck inside our camera. So, we were actually participating as well as observing. We got shots that we wouldn’t have gotten any other way.” – Seth Miranda

Capturing Images on the Fly for Sports Photography

Tether Tools Pro Scott Kelby took the Case Air on the field for an Atlanta Falcons game, and had his camera on a Platypod for low, unique perspective shots during pre-game introductions. Scott said, “It’s super lightweight; it’s very cleverly designed, and all connects in seconds, and in the studio and for this field test I had zero problems getting it to work. I just hooked it up and it worked. The software is great, and the whole thing is fun, and I can go straight from my iPhone to the Web. Social Media folks for teams would eat this up!” See Scott’s shoot with the Case Air here. Here’s how to set it up: To use the Case Air, simply mount to your camera’s hot shoe or secure to your camera using an included lanyard. The Case Air plugs in to the camera’s USB port and creates a Wi-Fi hot spot that allows for a wireless connection to your tablet, smartphone, Mac or PC. To learn more about setting up Live View and using the Focus, see our FAQ video.