Shooting tethered is the process of connecting your camera to your computer so that you can see the images in a larger format on your computer screen. If you’re just getting started in tethered photography, you can use just about any camera and computer to shoot tethered.
But in order to effectively set up a tethered workstation, there is some critical gear – and some really great accessories – that can make the process a lot smoother and more efficient. Over the next 6 weeks, we’ll be introducing you to the gear – ours and other companies – that makes the Ultimate Tethered Photography Workstation!
First up today, let’s talk about the computer. If you’re going to push images to your computer during a shoot, the first thing you need is a safe place to put your laptop. The Tether Table Aero Master is our choice for the ideal platform to mount your laptop when shooting in-studio or on-location. The table is made completely of T6 Aerospace aluminum and comes in a brushed silver or non-reflective black finish.
The beauty of any of our Tether Tables is the LAJO-4 ProBracket, which offers complete versatility in your mounting options. The state-of-the-art design allows you to mount the table to any 1/4″-20 tripod head, 3/8″ tripod mount, 5/8″ stud studio stand or Arca style mount. The table can mount on any of these stands and supports in just a few seconds, with no adapters needed. It also includes a custom, high-quality storage case to protect your table when it’s not in use.
The Tether Table can be used in many other ways as well: to hold gear, act as a makeup table, or on-the-go workstation, among others.
Want the Tether Table? You can win it, and all of the other gear we’ll be adding to the Ultimate Tethered Photography Workstation in our Tether Tools Top 20: Start the New Year off Right Facebook Campaign. Just like Tether Tools Facebook page and enter the sweepstakes via the online form. Then, share the image we posted today of the Tether Table Aero with your friends and, in the comments section, tell us and them how you’d use the Tether Table Aero to improve your current set-up.