Does your shower routine ever get derailed, and you just find yourself standing there not really knowing what to do next? "What was I doing? Oh. Right. Wash. Face." That happens to me. A lot. It's no wonder that it takes me 30 minutes to bathe.
But that's not really what I wanted to talk about. What I really wanted to talk about is this:
BEHOLD. THE TECHNOLOGICAL UMBILICAL CORD OF AWESOMENESS.
Have you ever taken a picture, and looked at it through that tiny view screen on the back of your camera and thought, "YES. I NAILED THAT SHOT TO THE WALL, SUCKAH!" and then you get it home, unload it, and it's nothing but blurried blurry blur blur? Well. What you're witnessing here is a photo that I've snapped with my camera INSTANTLY showing up on my computer screen. I found this [FREE] software called Sofortbild, and it basically turns the computer into a giant view screen / 150 GB storage device. Cliff happened to have an uber long USB extension, so I can quite literally tether myself to the computer. Obviously, it's not ideal in all situations, but for portraits - I think it'll work great. It's not as fancy as using the $700+ Nikon wireless transmitter (GAH), but the USB cable will do the trick for now. This software also allows you to adjust your shutter speed and ISO on the camera from inside the program based on the photo that was just taken. What the what! How cool. Oh oh, and you can direct photos to be stored to whatever folder destination your heart desires, so that your pictures (or OH MY GOSH - VIDEO!!!!) won't take up valuable space on your SD card.
Sidebar: We only have a small glimpse of a very big picture. But being tethered to the eternal by way of faith and grace gives us hope in a God who is managing all those finite pixels that are hidden from our view. And that's cooler than software. True story.
I have a big photo shoot later this afternoon (if it doesn't rain) and I'm thinking I will try out this whole tethering thing. I'm also planning to shoot entirely in manual. I have to get out of the comfort of auto-cruise. I'll let you know how it goes.
Now. What was I doing? Oh. Right. Wash. Face.