Smart Shooter User Review: Ken Marks

Posted by: on Jun 22, 2020

Smart Shooter User Review: Ken Marks

We asked professional photographer Ken Marks to give us his thoughts on Smart Shooter. Here’s what he had to say on how he came to finding out our tethered captured software.

“I, along with my partners in our studio, have been long time users of Tether Tools equipment. One of them found Smart Shooter and we both decided to try it. We were so happy with the software we decided to roll it out to the students we regularly teach in the studio and teach a class to show how the software works.”

As for first impressions, we asked Ken what thoughts or reactions were brought up when he began using the Smart Shooter software.

“I liked the clean design and the versatility of the software. The configuration options are self-explanatory.”

We dug a little deeper and were curious as to how he felt about Smart Shooter compared to other programs he’s used in the past.

“The software’s ability to allow photos to be stored on the cameras’ in camera storage slot and on the computer is great. No more lost shots due to losses of connection. I also like the software’s configuration and Zoom capabilities.”

Smart Shooter provides tethered capture utilizing a reworked user interface, to provide speed and performance for a photographer’s tethering needs.

“Having used Lightroom and Capture One, the reliability and capabilities of Smart Shooter are better. Reliability is essential. I can’t have lost connections rampant during the session. With the other software, photos are stored only on the computer,” Ken mentioned.

“The simplicity of the software is exceptional. It just works. As said before, I end up with shots on the computer and on the camera.”

As we continuously improve Smart Shooter, we welcomed any feedback or suggestions that Ken felt needed to point out.

“This may not be an update issue, but I would like to see a little more clarity about when you shoot RAW and JPG how you can just route the JPGs to the computer disk, leaving the RAW shots on the camera. This would result in additional speed between the shutter click and the shot appearing on the computer screen.”

Aimed at both the professional and amateur photographer, Smart Shooter supports most Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, and Nikon cameras. 

“Just keeping making great software,” Ken had to say at the end of the conversation.

If you’re interested in trying out Smart Shooter for free, we offer a free 30-day trial so that you can experience all of the features our innovative tethered capture software has to offer.

Download your free trial now.

About Ken Marks

Ken is a photographer, based in Washington D.C., who specializes in portraiture, landscape, sporting events and glamour photography. He is a member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS), shooting primarily with Nikon and Fuji cameras. His work has been published in numerous magazines, including Porsche Panorama. Ken’s portrait and glamour photography focuses on the human form and he attempts to capture the beauty of the human face and body in his photographs. Check out his extensive portfolio at his personal website.