HOW TO: Directly Tether Your Camera To An iPad [video]

Are you a photographer and an iPad owner? If so, you are really going to love this. Are you a photographer who swore you would never buy an iPad because it’s just an over-sized iPod Touch? Well you are about to change your mind. In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to directly tether your camera to an iPad. So let’s get to it…

You will need:

Now you need to decide where you will be using this new system. If you plan on shooting in a studio then I would highly suggest sending your images through a wireless router. By doing this you do not have to buy the $130 Pro X2 card and you don’t have to jailbreak your iPad. Instead, you simply have to purchase the Eye-Fi Connect X2 for $40. Your range from iPad to camera is also much better because you have a router as a middle man. If your camera only takes compact flash cards, you will have to use an adapter until Eye-Fi starts making CF cards of their own. ( this does not work with all cameras. Please do your research before buying )

For photographers on the move, it is worth buying the Eye-Fi Pro X2 card. Keep in mind that the card can “memorize” multiple wifi logins meaning that when you are in the field you can connect directly to the iPad, and when you are in the studio it will transfer through that network.


1. You need to jailbreak your iPad ( if you didn’t already )

2. Once jailbroken, load Cydia and get MyWi ( you don’t need MyWi on iOS 4.3.2+ because of the built-in tethering option )

3. Also you will need ShutterSnitch from the app store…

4. Once you have done all of this, simply follow the steps laid out in the video and you should be good to go.

[via fstoppers]