Grand Rapids Camera Club

January 2018 Meeting

Shooting Tethered


January 17, 2018 at 07:15 PM


We will start 2018 with a program presented by GRCC's own Mike Mitchell that will delve into a more technical side of photography.

Tethered shooting is connecting a digital device (such as a computer) to the camera when you shoot so the pictures you take are immediately downloaded to the computer rather than (or in addition) to a memory card. Usually, the camera and computer are connected by cable, hence the name tethering. However with the advent of Bluetooth and WiFi enabled cameras, cables are not always required!

Tethering your camera to a computer, tablet or smart phone is a great tool to help improve your photographic technique.  Whether you shoot in a studio or out on location, tethering is a great way to get the instant feedback needed to improve your images.

Mike's presentation will be a basic overview of what you need in order to connect a camera with either a cable or wirelessly to your computer, tablet or smart phone.  I’ll discus both some hardware and software you can use depending on what your needs are.

Guests are always welcome at GRCC meetings. There is NO guest fee to attend this meeting.

Mike Mitchell Biography


mike.jpg#asset:1959Mike has been shooting since the tender age of nine or ten. Currently he works as a senior photographer for Meijer Inc. When not making pictures for them, he makes pictures for himself. He has been an active GRCC member for many years. Mike has given numerous presentations and led workshops for a number of West Michigan camera clubs and photography groups. He has also presented several times at the SWMCCC Summer Weekend of Photography. Mike has had his images exhibited in two one man shows, as well as a number of multi artist venues.

You can follow Mike on his Photoblog-



  • Meeting begins at 7:15 PM, introduction of visitors, new members, and announcements
  • Program
  • Social break with treats & 50/50 Raffle
  • Monthly Competition
  • End of meeting and cleanup


Grace Episcopal Church
1815 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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