Could Scott Kelby be wrong?

Shooting tethered with Marek Mularczyk - guys,

This may have caught your attention, right? I’m sure you have heard about Scott Kelby before, he’s a famous author of many books about Photoshop and Lightroom. I have followed Scott for a long time, watching his online videos/tutorials and I have learnt a lot at the beginning. He had lots of interesting tutorials and it was fun to watch.

I remember when Lightroom 2 came out and for the first time we could start shooting tethered straight from your camera into Lightroom. This was an amazing new feature in Lightroom 2 and it still is a great feature in Lightroom 3 (it has been improved a lot in Lightroom 3, because now you don’t have to install all the software that comes with your camera, in case of Canon it used to be around 700MB!).

Somewhere along the time, I remember Scott Kelby saying that when you shoot tethered in Lightroom you shoot straight from the camera into Lightroom without writing the files onto the memory card in your camera. This sounded interesting and I did some tests on my camera but apparently the images are being saved onto the memory card, at least on my canon camera… So I’m not sure what he meant by saying that you can skip your memory card and shoot straight into Lightroom… Maybe it works like that with Nikon camera, or maybe some other Canon cameras? I’m not sure. With Canon EOS 7 that I use, the files are being saved onto the memory card anyway.

Maybe someone here can put some light onto the thing discussed. Let me know what you guys think.

4 thoughts on “Could Scott Kelby be wrong?

  1. Not only Scott Kelby be wrong, I was wrong. Luckily, you’ve already figured out the problem; on Nikon’s it doesn’t write to the memory card, but on Canon DSLRs it actually does write a copy to the card (creating an instant back-up, which is why I wish it worked that way on Nikon’s as well). In fact, when we’re having problems getting Lightroom to recognize the camera for tethering, it’s sometimes because we left a card in the camera.

    Sorry you had to figure this one out the hard way (We’re correcting this info in the next update of the book). Also, thanks for the kind words at the start of your post. It’s much appreciated. 🙂

    All my best,

    -Scott Kelby
    (Guy that had the tethering thing wrong for Canons).

  2. I was trying to find exact video, but can’t seem to track it down. I remember this one. He wasn’t saying that it WON’T save to the card, what he was getting at is that you don’t have to go through the process of importing AFTER the shoot, you just have the images on the computer in real-time so you don’t have to worry about what’s on the card.

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