Tethered Desk Leds

Yesterday I had a quick revisit of tethered shooting [link]. The principle is that your rather expensive SLR camera is connected to your PC via a USB cable, a bit like a very inexpensive webcam. The up side is that you can control each snap from your desktop, the image transfers automatically, and work on them immediately. Simple, right?

The leading software to do this is Capture One, and I'm sure that it works brilliantly with the latest Phase One camera. However, most of us table top shooters in the wild out there have to settle a more modest mixed bag of tricks. Consequently we also have to put up with having to recover from random crashes anywhere between the camera and the workflow software, and if you get the setting just right it kind of works.

Here is something I made as a by the way. And yes, the title is a bit of a nonsequiteur.