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  1. Big Baller Digital

    Big Baller Digital TPF Noob!

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    I am just starting to dab into portraits and was thinking of different ideas to help me during a shoot. I want to be able to view/edit each frame during a portrait session via camera to a laptop instead of using the view screen on the camera. Is it possible? Is there a program/software availble? Any advise would be appreciated

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are programs that will allow the camera to save the images directly to a computer via the USB cable. My Canon 20D came with the software, I think it's called remote capture. You can even fire the camera through the computer.

    Nikon has similar software but I'm not sure which cameras it's included with...if any.
     
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    Thanks BM, you're always knowledgable. I will check my Olympus software. I have notice the image with the LED screen on the camera is NOT always whats is produced. Just trying to think of other alternatives.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Trying to judge exposure by looking at the image on the camera's LCD...is an exercise in futility. If anything, the only good feature is the blinking highlight blow-out warning that most cameras have.

    I always check the histogram...that is a much better judge of exposure.

    Of course, I still find myself zooming into the image to look for things like closed eyes and other small details. In which case, having the image on a lap top would be a great advantage.
     
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    I am sure that most of the others do it . But I know that Canon cameras come with a program bundled with the camera , which allows you to put all the images through a Lap/ Desk Top as you view / edit / snap / print etc. Also I would think that there would be some freeware somewhere. any hints?....
     
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    Exactly ! ! ! I think it would be easier to edit the closed eyes, the half smiles, wondering eyes....etc. I have not had a cance to look at the software for the Olympus but this is the next agenda on my list. Just the few portraits I have done so far I see a REAL need to this.
     
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    I don't know about editing the images during the shoot. If anything, I would just use the large screen to proof the image to determine if I need to shoot it again.
     

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