Have you ever shot tethered from your camera connected to your computer? It can come in handy when working with another person (art director/client) to simultaneously see what you get. There are no surprises when shooting this way!
Look Out For:
Slowing Down the Shoot. This can slow things down, shooting afixed to the computer. There's a slight lag time between triggering the shutter and the image downloading onto your computer to view. So if you're shooting people, especially kids, you'll lose all the magic and slight change of expression so important in getting that job done. Also, fussing too much with each shot can bog you down, be decisive, be bold and keep moving.
What It's Perfect For:
A big product, still life or food shoot. You can use a similar set up and backgrounds and just position your computer and your camera on a tripod and get through a lot of photographs! Being able to "Live Capture" which is literally seeing what your final frame is as you compose it can save hours in post production and general frustration. Always nice to get things right in camera, and this allows you to do so.
Do you ever shoot tethered? How does it help or affect your process? Do share.