Helping Photographers Understand the HOWS & WHYS behind Great Photography

I am the newest member of the Tether Tools Pro Team! Shooting Tethered Photography


I have some big news—I’ve been added to the Tether Tools Pro Team!

Tether Tools is the company that from its beginnings in 2008 has created innovative solutions to help photographers enhance productivity, improve efficiency, and increase safety in their workflow.

So what is the Tether Tools Pro Team?

This is a group of photographers that I am seriously humbled to be involved with, including photographers whose work that I admire both behind the camera and as educators as well. Needless to say, we are all photographers who use Tether Tools gear as part of our regular workflow both in the studio and on location.

There are two big reasons that I admire this company and am thrilled to be a part of this team.

First, those bright orange TetherPro cables have become the industry standard for photographers who shoot tethered to a computer. This is because Tether Tools produces premium quality cables that are designed for high-capacity photo transfer at fast speeds. Gold plating and ferrite cores reduce noise and signal errors to increase reliability. Believe me, I have tried cheaper cords and it was ultimately a waste of money.

Tether Tools has created products for every step of the shooting workflow, from the Tether Table Aero to monitor mounts, to grip and stand gear to wireless tethering equipment, to most recently their acquisition of the TetherBLOCK – the awesome cable mounting block that locks your tether cable into place, keeping it plugged in and keeping your camera’s data port protected from damage.

The second reason that I am excited to join the Tether Tools team — and this is the most important reason for me — Tether Tools is a company that invests a lot of time and resources into education. And I mean a lot. The TetherTalk blog is an incredible resource for both new and experienced photographers. In the coming months, you will see some contributions to the blog from yours truly. Tether Tools also offers a series of free guides to tethering as well as three awesome How I Got The Shot books from today’s top shooters.

As a photo educator it is important to me to partner with companies that are dedicated to helping the entire photography community grow and prosper — and Tether Tools is a leader in this effort.

The most important question

Whenever a photographer is tied to a brand name the question is immediately asked: “How much do they pay you?” You ready for the truth? Can you handle it? You might be jealous… They pay me NOTHING!!!

I won’t take money from companies to promote their products. My relationship with Tether Tools, instead, gives me access. Access to the people who design the equipment. Access to new equipment before it hits the market so that I can test it out, give them feedback, and create videos to show you how to best use it. The relationship gives me the ability to do more, show more and teach more to you. In other words, we all benefit from this. The TetherTools gear that I own, I have purchased. I have been using their gear for over six years. If you’ve paid close attention, you have seen those bright orange cables in quite a few of my videos.

Being named to the Tether Tools Pro Team is a confirmation that the work I am doing has value and means something, and for that I have all 95,000+ of you to thank! So please know that I sincerely appreciate your support and I am committed to continuing this journey to bring quality photography education to the masses — for FREE.

Tethering and Tethering software

After my last two articles on tethering and tethering software a lot of you asked me to talk more about the subject – your wish has been granted. Look for a lot more mentions of my tethering techniques in my upcoming videos as well as some videos dedicated to the why’s and hows behind successful tethering to improve your photography.

Thank you again for your support. And until next time, go pick up that camera and shoot something! Because your BEST shot is your NEXT shot. So keep learning, keep thinking, and keep shooting. Adios!