Photographer Ben Long has put together an informative and detailed article for photography aficionados at Creative Pro on using the iPad for post-production while in the field or traveling for a shoot.
For Long, taking a 13-inch MacBook Air into the field carries a lot of negatives in comparison to an iPad. Overall, Long says the iPad is a more resilient piece of kit in harsher environments, but of course, it doesn##Q##t offer the same kind of power that a MacBook Air does.
Long notes that when the iPad first arrived, it offered an exciting, lightweight alternative for photography out of the studio, but the apps supporting a pro-level workflow did not yet exist .
But over the last few months, Long notes that a few new apps have arrived on the iOS App Store (particularly Snapseed and Photos Info Pro), which offer “some important new post-production capabilities.” Meaning, depending on what kind of shoot you##Q##re doing, you may be able to get away with just your camera and an iPad.
For Long##Q##s workflow with an iPad, and his take on the apps he uses, do check out the article here.