Quick Camera Tip

I have a wonderful Canon EOS Rebel T1i.  I’ve had it over a year and love it.  But up until now, I never knew it had a Live View Remote Capture feature.  Simply put, this means that I can set my camera up on a tripod to photograph jewelry, connect it to my computer with a USB cord and use the Canon Utility that came with my camera to see the jewelry image on my computer screen.  When I’m happy with the way the jewelry looks, I can “push the shutter button” right from my computer and the photo is automatically downloaded to the computer.  The camera stays on the tripod and all is set to go for the next piece.

I did have a problem locating information about the feature on the Canon web site, so called Customer Service.  The representative helped me update my software and walked me through using the Canon Utility for Live View Remote Capture.  Kudos to Canon and to Liz for such wonderful and patient customer service!  If you’re not sure if your camera supports this feature, give them a call.

Many thanks to Barry Kaiser of Kaiser Glass Design for this very useful bit of information.  He happened to mention it on a MetalClay group we both belong to.  Networking is a wonderful thing!

Here’s the first photo I took using Live View Remote Capture.  It definitely has potential as a great tool!

Leaf A Message Leverback Earring with Turquoise Drop

Now I’m wondering what other great things my camera can do that I don’t know about?

4 Responses to Quick Camera Tip

  1. Loretta February 4, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    That is a great feature. I guess I should save up my pennies for a new camera.

  2. Maria Paray February 5, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    I love my camera, Loretta! The other thing that helped was a private lesson with a professional photographer, to learn how to use it and how to take close up shots – worth every penny!

  3. Dee February 11, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    Now how did I miss this??!! What an awesome feature!! I’m still saving for my new camera I refuse to charge it, hoping to have it by spring!!

  4. Maria February 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    It is pretty cool! Ask about it when you go to choose cameras. It wasn’t an obvious feature, that’s for sure! But perfect for photographing jewelry.