Seamless Mobile Experience with Nikon’s SnapBridge Photography app:
One of the only positives coming from this unexpectedly long quarantine for me is that I have been able to take back up one of my favorite hobbies, Photography. With work, school and just life, it has been hard making time for photography. I love taking and editing photos but what I’ve always disliked is the upload process. Before SnapBridge, I would have to go home, insert my memory card into my laptop then upload the photos. The process would take hours at times depending on how many photos I had taken. I then would be able to get into editing the photos in either Lightroom or Photoshop. The process just felt super long and tedious.As I started getting back into photography this summer, I downloaded Snapbridge to my iPhone & iPad which has completely changed the game for me. The app takes out the upload process by connecting your Nikon camera to your smart device via Bluetooth. That connection can be automatic, as your taking the photos or can be turned on after you have finished the photo shoot. As I mentioned, the upload process to my laptop would take hours at times. With Snapbridge, all of my photos upload to my smart device in a matter of minutes. This allows me to open up a photo on my iPhone during the photo shoot to see how it looks in Lightroom. I use to get frustrated if a photo that looked awesome on my camera didn’t carry over the same quality to Lightroom. At that point it would be too late because the photo shoot would be over. Now I can see in real time and take more photos if needed.The app also allows for remote photography which comes in handy if I need to use a tripod or take photos of myself. The remote photography feature also very useful when I’m trying to not make a ton of movement. (EX: newborn photoshoot pictured above). I’m able to just prop my tripod in the position I like, and start snapping from my phone. I’m able to adjust my camera’s shutter speed, aperture ISO, exposure compensation and white balance all from my phone which is amazing. I also am able to take single or continuous photos with self time from the app. Not only does Snapbridge allow photos to be sent to/from your camera to your phone; it also provides a space to save photos to free cloud storage. I can’t tell you how many times my phone and iPad ran out of storage before using Snapbridge. Not only does this app save me a ton of time, it also saves a ton of space on my mobile devices. My photography process from taking photos to editing has become SO much better and much more seamless from my iPhone.
Importance of Apps improving Efficiency:
As mentioned above, the Snapbridge app has improved my photography process from start to finish. I wasn’t completely unhappy with my process before Snapbridge but it would just take very long. With this app I am able to streamline my process. The option for remote photography is one of the main selling point for me with this app and another way it has improved my photography process. As mentioned before, this feature is good for instances where it is not ideal for the photographer to be close to the subject whether that be a sleeping new born or wildlife. Standing next to these types of subjects may disrupt the photo (Ex. wake the baby or scare off any animals). The remote photography option provides shots I would’ve never gotten before.
Have you had experience with an app like Snapbridge? What apps have helped you to increase efficiency?