“Tethered Workflow Face Off ” was a Great Success.

Digital Tech for the evening Jason Tracy working his One Photo magic Capture for Travis Carroll. Photo ©Jonathan Chester


Happy Hour before the Tethering Face Off at Simon Kuo’s Westside Studio. Photo ©Jonathan Chester

Simon Kuo’s  impressive studio tethered set-up and knowledge of all of  Lightroom’s tricks and many features was impressive and very educational. Paul Andrews  showed how  Canon’s EOS Utility  enabled shooters to control a Canon camera’s functions from the tethered computer, plus gave you Live View of the shot which married to Lightroom, made a powerful workflow combination.  Travis Carroll , ably assisted by Jason Tracy our digital tech for the evening, wowed us all with Capture One ‘s  speed, power, stability and myriad features.  It was a lively evening with lots of great information shared and questions posed.

Top Three Recommendations for a good tethering experience

Simon Kuo demos tethered shooting with feed to an iPad from Lightroom. Photo ©Jonathan Chester

Simon Kuo

  • Auxiliary powered cable for a stable tethered connection
  • Tape everything down
  • Have a good work flow

Paul Andrews

  • Practice with a set up  _ test it again and again

    Simon Kuo demos tethered shooting with stand in model Alison Barnes Martin . Photo ©Jonathan Chester
  • Make it reliable 
  • Familiarize yourself with the gear and programs 


Travis Carroll

  • Education – learn the program, Hire a digital tech if you don’t 
  • Be Well Prepare – overlays work flows
  • Double Check Everything – connections, wires, tape, security


Simon Kuo shows off tethered feed from Lightroom to his iPad to Ron Anderson. Photo ©Jonathan Chester
Tether Tools Jerk Stoppers, a great investment to prevent a tethering cable mishaps !

Tether Tools
(the leading supplier of all manner of goodies that make tethered workflow easier, more reliable and more professional)  gift certificates were won by Steve Gibson and Andrew Fails

 Heres another reminder of the upcoming two-day Phase One Certified Professional Training  Course in Kansas City April 11 & 12th, presented by Mega Pixels Digital. The program fees include a full license of Capture One Pro 10 for three computers! (Value $299).