Today I would like to talk about a problem and ask your reflections about possible solutions.The problem is the memory. The memory of us, our today. How will today be remembered in the future?Which evidences of today will survive until the next 20 or 40 years? As technology evolves, others become obsolete and forgotten.Some days ago, the last factory stopped manufacturing VCRs.How many millions of VHS tapes are out there with so much content about the world? In 40 years time almost... continue reading
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Backing up your files is important and I have just started backing up all my RAW files to the cloud after much research I found crashplan to be the best for myself and maybe other photographer may find them the best choice too.They offer unlimited space.Can upload from external hard drives and the file will not be deleted if you disconnect the drive from your computer, some backup sites only keep the files for 30 days unless you reconnected the drive. This is the main reason why I went with... continue reading
I am not proud to be admitting I have learned the following lesson the hard way. By sharing this experience I hope others may avoid making the same mistake.After reading many times about the importance of backing up files at least twice for safe keeping, I purchased an external hard drive wih plenty of space. Although I had planned to copy my photographs, there was always the urge to spend any spare time capturing that next shot as the idea came to mind. My computer was only a year old, how could... continue reading
I did a photoshoot with a friend a few days ago, here's the awesome results of it.Im planning more shoots with him and another friend. Im sure they are gonna turn out great.I have also bought myself a backup server for all my images=)Please support my friends who has just started out in stockphotograhy =) continue reading
It happened again.For the second time over the course of many, many years, I've suffered a hard-drive failure. The poor 500GB drive on my desktop unit, after enduring years of endless spinning and whirring,and for reasons unknown to me, passed on. And with much sadness and horror, having done so, took with it a ton of data to a now invisible and inaccessible land of 010111011000's.The real headache however, is that this drive was my 'photo' drive, and upon it were written tons of photos. Countless... continue reading
Yeah, that sounds a little wrong, but here's the deal/lesson.My husband, teenage daughter and I recently traveled to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.Between us we had a total of five cameras.Three were Nikon D300's, two were smaller Olympus shockproof/waterproof point-and-shoots.We also took a laptop, thumb drives and external hard drive.Every day, at some point, I would remove a memory card from a camera.I would dump it on the laptop, backing it up to an external hard drive... continue reading
Recently my family went on a week and a half trip to visit family and friends over the spring break and Easter.I drove back home with my two oldest boys.Probably one of the key definitions of 'distracted driving' is taking photographs out windows, so I had the boys try to take some photos of the Rockies and some other stock photo worthy subjects :)Not that I had any expectations, but if they are interested I like to encourage them to take photos.What I didn't expect... continue reading
There are a few certainties in life.Our taxes will go up, we will get old, we will die at some time, and we will lose photos.The last certainty is avoidable, at least if you follow some simple steps.First you need to make a back up plan.There are numerous ways to back up data such as CD-R, DVD-R, thumb drive, external hard drive, and cloud storage.With the costs of external hard drive storage getting cheaper and cheaper it is an attractive alternative to using CD-R and DVD-R storage but... continue reading
Everyone seems to have a story when it comes to losing precious data from their computer and it's not just photos I've lost in the past, it's been music, bookmarks, contacts etc. . . .Let's face it, if your computer suffers a major failure there's an awful lot of stuff we take for granted that can suddenly disappear in the blink of an eye.That's why backing up your data is vitally important and while I'm mainly going to describe my photography back-up processes, it's equally important to back-... continue reading
I have for the first time in 20 years of using computers paid dearly for a backing up hiatus!Over 2,000 Australian dollars!I typically do complete backups irregularly to external hard disks prior to overseas travel and do not normally bother for domestic travel.After a change of machine and needing to shuffle files between the two I had irregular backups this past year.While returning my laptop to a backpack style bag 2 months ago I was distracted and the laptop feel flat on its lid.... continue reading
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