It's New Year's Eve 2011, a time for looking back and looking forward. Photography has always been a technological medium. Digital has made photography both simpler and more complicated.

I use an Apple iPad with Shutter Snitch software to preview images from my Canon DSLR. Being able to see the images on its large 9 inch screen helps clients and me see and select images on a shoot.

The small size and weight of an iPad along with its day-long battery life make it a great choice for previewing images on location.

The best explanation of how to see up a Canon Wifi transmitter, a battery powered router and Shuttersnitch on the iPad is on Rob Galbraith's web site.

This combination has been my favorite tool of 2011. I look forward to new and undiscovered tools in 2012.

Happy New Year.