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Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

Keywords: wireless, apps, settings


When we first discovered digital photography, it was an amazing feeling. Suddenly our pictures were freed from mechanical boundaries such as one film roll with more or less the same ISO, and a certain limited number of picturesyes indeed.

The fear of under and over exposures, poor focus or white balance issues captured “blind”  faded, as we were suddenly able to see the exposed picture immediately after the shot and then change the settings on the spot. And let us forget to mention the ability to delete to delete a picture or even apply some post-processing before we ever take our memory cards out of the camera.

It was a small miracle and great times discovering the new possibilities of that novel digital space. In today’s world, a similar revolution took place on a smaller scale. It was not as highly praised as the digital revolution, but it has given us a new way to take pictures by liberating the photographer from the camera. Just as the rear display freed the eye from the viewfinder and the digital image surpassed the abilities of the analog (film), this small revolution represents a new era of freedom for all photographers. I speak here about the ability to take pictures and configure your camera settings with a remote, portable device. This is true unfettered (unchained or shackled) shooting.



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