Workflow With The X-T1 & iPad Pro
Today we're gonna take a walk through a simple version of my workflow. As we get through more videos, we'll get into a little bit more depth with some of the other things that I do when I'm on the road, but today we're gonna primarily talk about what happens whenever I am out on a shoot scenario, here would be Salmon and Music Festival and say a client is a beverage company. I don't wanna say what beverage company is 'cause I don't wanna get any undue promotion that they haven't earned. But let's say I'm in a music festival and the goal for the day while I'm out there is to get shots of people consuming content, or consuming the beverages, feeling good about life, I'm looking for young healthy looking people dancing, having a good time, and kind of portraying the lifestyle that we wanna portray with the brand that I'm promoting.
So basically what I'm doing and you saw this in the previous video, I'm walking out there with a Fuji X100T, and I've got the Fuji X-T1 and the workflow for both of these is a little bit different depending upon the situation that I'm in. I'm gonna show you one workflow today using the X-T1 and an iPad and then I'm going to shoot another video using the X100T and an iPhone. The differences between the two of those mainly is because the iPhone itself will not accept the Lightning to SD Card Reader that the iPad will. So I prefer to use the reader because it's faster for me to get photos on to the iPad, but when that's not possible, either I'm in a situation where I don't have the iPad with me, maybe I've got one camera in my phone that's it, then I use the Fuji app to transfer wirelessly photos from the cameras to the phone. In both cameras except the Fuji app. So the things we're working with today are going to be the Fuji X-T1 and then I'm gonna grab my iPad and have this opened up and ready to go.
Clear screen, nothing behind the curtains there, and then my other piece is the other critical element is the SD Card Reader. Again, this is convenient for me because it's faster. If I didn't have the SD Card Reader then in both scenarios with the phone in, with the iPad app, I would just use the Fuji Photo Receiver app on both of them because they work through Wi-Fi. I like using the phone better because I've got obviously direct access to the cell network to post stuff immediately. On the iPad, I have to have the iPhone with me because I've got a tether to the iPhone to get stuff up to the web.
So my typical scenario would be, if I'm out in the field and I'm shooting, what I would be doing is using the iPhone and doing it wirelessly and not having to tether to an iPad. When I get back to the hotel room at the end of the night, I pull everything off of my cards onto the iPad or I push them over to my Western Digital Wi-Fi hard drive which we'll talk about in another video how I use that. And then I'll go through those as though they were just a hard drive on a computer and pick the ones I want and take my time to edit them.
So let's talk about what we're gonna do. So I'm in the field, I'm shooting, I come across you, you are young and fresh and you're drinking Topo Chico and I wanna get a picture of you. So I stop and I ask you, "Hey, is it okay if I take your picture?" And they say, "Why? You're kind of a creep or?" And I say, "Well, because I work for Topo Chico and I can put you up on my social media accounts." And they say, "Yeah, that's a great idea." So I take a few shots of you drinking the Topo Chico and now my photos are on the card.
So what I'll do is I will quickly, not necessarily every time I take a picture, but when it's time to put stuff up on the Internet, I pull the SD card out of the camera. I pop it into the Apple SD card Lightning Connector reader, and we'll go to this other camera here and show you what I'm gonna do here and what happens. Plug that into the bottom of the iPad and you're gonna see the iPad is gonna recognize that card. Open up the app and say, "Hey, do you wanna import these? Look at you, you look good. Can you see yourself? Look at you."
In this situation, I'm gonna say import all. Okay, import complete. Do you wanna delete or keep? I always wanna keep the photos on the card. Now my photos are imported into the iPad, they're all sitting there and now it's time for me to do whatever editing that I want to on them and then they get them ready to go to the Internet. So first thing I will do, if I decide that the color chrome filter on the image, and let me go back a little bit. On the camera, my settings on the camera whenever I shoot, and this is where both of these cameras are, I'm shooting JPEGs. I shoot JPEGs 'cause everything I shoot is going straight to the web and it's just easier to work with JPEG than RAR files whenever you're dealing with mobile devices like this.
I shoot in a 16:9 aspect ratio 'cause I just like that, and then I use within the camera itself on Fuji cameras you have different film emulations that you can mimic different types of classic Fujifilms. And whenever I used to shoot on 35 millimeter film with that Canon AE-1 back there, I use the Classic Chrome film for color and I use Neopan for black and white. So luckily for me, Fuji has been nice enough to replicate the look and the feel of those different types of film within the camera. So whenever I'm shooting color on my digital cameras, I'm emulating the Classic Chrome on these.
So these come out of the camera, they're inside the iPad. And the first thing I wanna do if I'm in a situation where I want to apply an additional bit of coloration, usually what I do is I wanna mute colors on the photos. First thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna look at the images. So I'll go and I'll say, "Hey, there you are. You were drinking a Topo Chico, you're looking good at the music festival. Actually, your GoPro camera." Let's say that I decided that image needs to be muted, that the colors need to be muted a little bit, because that's just the way that I like to have my images appear on the web.
First thing I'm gonna do is gonna go into VSCO, I click on the library app, I add this image by clicking the plus button. And look at you there with the little red dot on you smiling at me. Open it up here in VSCO, don't let that fall down. Come on buddy. We'll go and edit this way, and the filter that I like to use in VSCO, and actually the only filter that I ever use in VSCO is F2. Typically what I'll do is I will adjust how much of that filter is applied to the image, that's nothing, that's everything. And what that does is that mutes the colors generally, and it reduces some of the contrast. It's a look that I like. We will go back to where that image is and I will save it.
Now the next thing I wanna do is I wanna take that image and I wanna export that out to the photos app again, so I can work with it in a couple of different apps. So I'm gonna save it to camera roll and at this point I'm done with VSCO. So the next thing I wanna do is I wanna square this up. Now there's already the 16:9 crop of this image sitting on the iPad at this point in time, and I will use that for Twitter and for Facebook and GPlus, but for Instagram, I want this thing squared up 'cause my sensibilities say that I want the whole image there on my post.
So I open it up in InstaSquare. There's a bunch of different apps so I'll do this for you. I won't do anything in this. All I do is open it up, it's already squared up and I hit save. So I wanna check inside the photo app to make sure it's squared up and it's hard to tell here because it's squared up, and it's gonna fit inside the screen, but I'm gonna trust that the app did what it's supposed to do. We'll find out here in a second.
Now that photo has already been saved, it's already squared up, it's already been completely edited to the extent that I need it to be. I might sometimes take it into something like an app like Over or something else and add some text to the images, but typically I don't. I'm just putting the text down inside of the caption of the photo itself. So next up would be to go to Instagram. Now, it's super critical for me to work fast whenever I'm doing this is for me to already have Instagram signed into the client's account that I'm working with. So in this situation, I'm gonna go ahead and just post this on to my Instagram account. I'm gonna go ahead and click on the camera icon here in the bottom to grab my photo. You have the option to shoot a video, take a photo, or I want to grab a photo from my library.
And we can see here that sure enough that Square Up app squared the images for me, and you can see here in Instagram that the app has got the white bars on top and bottom so that the 16:9 still comes through on the app for us. Again, I'm not doing anything in Instagram. It's very rare that a photo of mine on Instagram will have an Instagram filter on it, I'll do that beforehand if I'm going to do it. And then I wanna write a caption so "This is a pretty... " And we'll hit okay. And I could tag you but I don't know what your name is. So I'll go ahead and post that. And you'll see that it posts up now to Instagram under my Live Loud Texas account. So all is fair and good, if you're watching the video and you've got Instagram, it'd be great if you'd go and leave a comment on that.
So this is my entire workflow for whenever I'm working for a client in the field. And again, this can be a sporting event, it can be a street festival, music festival, I work in food and wine festivals, things like that whenever we're trying to post stuff at the event, when the event is happening because that is the best time from a social media standpoint, for you to gin up as much attention that you can related to the event. In later videos, I will talk more in depth about what you do from a social media standpoint to take advantage of current events in order to get more people to see your content.
So that's a quick demo of the entire workflow that I have whenever I'm in the field working for a client using the iPad 4, using the SD Card Reader, and the Fuji X-T1. I will tell you that I skipped a step in this because since I'm shooting this at the studio, I have Wi-Fi connectivity on my iPad. The last thing that I would've done or probably would've done before I even arrived at the event, I would've tethered my iPad 4 to the iPhone and have that going the entire day. So that when I pulled the iPad out and I started working on stuff, it would already be connected and I wouldn't have to take that step, but I just wanna mention that either your iPad needs to have AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, one of those connectors T-Mobile, cellular networks connected to it, or if it's a Wi-Fi only, you're gonna have to tether the device or find an open Wi-Fi to be able to connect to.
So that's the workflow, I appreciate you guys watching, make sure you give me a thumbs up if you like the video, leave a comment, questions are great. Next week, I'm gonna shoot you guys a video showing you the workflow with the Fuji X100T, in an iPhone, wirelessly connected, and it's gonna essentially be a similar, almost identical process, but there's a couple of different steps in that and it goes a lot faster because in that scenario I'm not pulling out devices, and I'm not having to tether it and all that kind of stuff. So, thanks for watching, and we'll see you next week.