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Category: Model Photography Fort Lauderdale South Florida
Danny Steyn is known around the world as being a leading model and glamour photographer. For the best in Model Portfolio Photography call Danny Steyn Photography in Fort Lauderdale FL. Call 954 351 8884. We shoot all types of model photography, including model portfolios, headshots and portraits, zed and compcards, we shoot casual and lifestyle models, bikini and swimsuit models, lingerie models, glamour models, topless and nude models. Call us today
TETHERED PREVIEWING IN THE STUDIO USING CAPTURE ONE
In our studio we shoot what I consider the current traditional way, tethered by USB 3 cable to a Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 10 and Capture ONE software, displaying the preview image on a 60” monitor. This scenario is perfect for static shooting that takes place in a studio, and makes a wonderful training tool for our photographic workshops, but since you are physically tethered to the laptop via a cable, it is not ideal for location, where you might need to be more mobile.
LOCATION SHOOTING – WIRELESSLY PREVIEWING ON TABLETS
For the past 4 years, on location, I have shot with the Nikon D3x wirelessly “tethered” to various tablets via a CamRanger. The flexibility and freedom to effortlessly move around a location while wirelessly tethered to a tablet is the main reason, plus the ability to show the model or client large size images during the shoot is a significant advantage.
Having recently moved to the Nikon D5’s and the WT-6A transmitters, we are still shooting wirelessly direct to various mobile devices, and currently viewing images in the Chrome Browser.
There are several pros and cons of each setup and I thought I would share my experiences with the photographic community, and of course would like to hear of other’s experience and approach
Very intuitive. Setup/configurations is simple and fast
Fast upload of preview image
I love that I can save the images to both the tablet and to the memory card. This provides image redundancy in the event of a corrupted card, and also allows us to continue to view the images, even when the camera is switched off during wardrobe / set changes
The CamRanger battery lasts an entire 8 hour day of shooting.
Wireless connection to CamRanger drains the camera battery really fast. In a typical 8 hour shoot we will go through at least 4 D3-x camera batteries. I attach a small 3000mAh external USB battery pack with Velcro to allow our tablet to give us a full day of image viewing
Cannot pinch-zoom. You can double tap to view the full size image, but you cannot zoom to a specific area (say eyes to check catchlights)
You always have to think about the additional pack and USB wire. I hook the CamRanger to my belt / Monopod / tripod, but you have to remember to unhook when you put your camera down.
The CamRanger software isn’t as stable as it could be.
Overall I highly recommend CamRanger for simple inexpensive wireless tethering.
Here is a couple of shots from some recent shoots including my Playboy Playmate shoot with Nikki DuPlessis shot with my typical CamRanger Setup using a Manfrotto magic arm with the K&M Ipad Mount mounted to the side of my tripod.
WT-6A (so far only using it direct to HTTP connection, and viewing in a browser)
The adapter is tiny, attached to the camera, and it becomes part of the camera. There are no additional devices or wires that you have to consider, so it is way more convenient. I leave it attached to the camera even when I am not using it
Very fast, almost instantaneous upload of preview image (less than 2 seconds)
Interestingly, the wireless connection does not drain the camera battery. In a full day of continuous shooting, over 9 hours, we only changed the D5 battery once at around the 6 hour mark
Setup/configurations is simple and fast
Ability to pinch and zoom the image to a desired magnification is great
Really Expensive for what it is – just a wireless transmitter
The Nikon HTTP browser software approach is really clunky – will look into alternative viewing platforms
The inability in the browser to swipe left/right to load the previous/next images is SO unintuitive. Right now you have to hit a minute forward arrow key to view the next image. Cannot believe that Nikon would not resolve this ASAP.
South Florida local Kim King is a stunning all-natural Playmate, and graces the pages of Playboy South Africa as their Playboy Playmate, January 2016. She epitomizes the Playboy girl-next-door. Sweet, polite, cute, fun, and just the nicest person you will ever meet. The kind of girl you want to take home to meet your mom!
I had the privilege of working with Kim several times over the past few years, and every shoot has been pure joy. I cannot say enough about what a lovely person she is, both inside and out. I wish Kim all success in her adventures and I am sure her Playmate Pictorial is just the first of many steps along a very interesting journey.
South African beauty Angel Kriel is a real firecracker. Super intelligent, quirky with a razor sharp sense of humor, and on top of that all, stunning to boot. Angel had always dreamed of being a Playmate, and I am thrilled to be the photographer that made that dream come true for her.
We were fortunate to shoot over two days on location at a luxury home in Johannesburg, at a private airfield with some unique ultralight planes, and at a park near Hartebeesport Dam. Great locations that brought out the best in this lovely lady.
Take a look at a few of the images from our fun shoot together. Some of these appeared in her Angel Kriel’s Playboy Playmate pictorial, some are revealed here for the first time. ENJOY!
Rualize Van Rensburg graces the pages of Playboy South Africa as their December 2015 Playboy Playmate. Rualize is such a rare, natural beauty, tall and magnificent, with an ambition to succeed that burns so brightly. I can see her blazing a very high profile career in the future and I am sure PLAYBOY is just the first step in her ascent to stardom!
Every now and then I get to photograph an amazingly unique talent, and Alessya Brookes is one such Playmate. Physically fit, toned, and stunning to shoot from every angle. But more than that, Alessya has her head on straight, knows what is important to her in life and is single handedly pursuing those goals with energy, discipline and enthusiasm.
So thrilled to have been part of your adventurous journey so far Alessya.
We had the distinct pleasure of shooting the 2016 Oceanette Calendar once again, this time for the 10th Anniversary of the Calendar. This calendar has become so popular all over the world and has featured many beautiful girls throughout the years. This year was especially fantastic as we had one of our original girls, Wendy, from the very first calendar shoot with us again after 10 years! The photographers, crew and everyone had such a great time and we are all very excited to see the final results and the Behind the Scenes video when it is realeased later this year.
Make Up Artists hard at work, making all the girls look stunning!
Prepping for the cover shot! Shooting some ariel inside with a drone!
If you have a calendar that you would like shot for your company, give us a call at the studio to inquire at 954-351-8884.