Take pictures from your Mac by tethering to your DSLR, point-and-shoot, or even an iPhone.

Posted: February 17, 2010 in Lynda.com, Photography
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Your digital camera and Mac can work together to capture images as well as display them. Many DSLRs, and a handful of compacts, have the ability to shoot tethered, which means you connect a camera to your Mac via a USB cable, then control the camera remotely. With this kind of setup you can save files directly to your hard drive, preview the images on the computer screen, and even control your camera from an iPhone.

When to Tether

Tethered shooting is useful for situations when regular handheld photography isn’t convenient. If you want to shoot birds visiting a feeder, for example, but know your presence will scare them off, position the camera on a tripod and snap the pictures from your Mac a safe distance away. The birds aren’t aware of your presence and you’re able to preview and capture images as if you were standing right next to them. [read: MacWorld]

Video Tutorials by Derrick Story

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