Posts Tagged ‘Hardware’
Back Up – It’s That Time Of The Year!
Around year end is a good time to review your back up. Specifically, how your personal images are stored. Here are five things to consider. 1. Do You Even Have A Back Up? You should at least have an extra copy of everything. On another hard drive or in the cloud. Ideally have three copies […] Read More
Digitising Photos with Your Camera
Everyone has a cache of photos, slides and negatives tucked away somewhere. They might be your images, family photos from your parents, or a film archive from your company. They all hold great value whether personal, sentimental or a business asset. It can seem like a huge responsibility: What are you going to do with […] Read More
Paid NOT To Photograph!
Like any profession photography has many aspects besides the actual service itself. Areas that don’t involve making photos and things the client doesn’t (need to) care about. It’s those essential areas that make it a profession and require far more time than the craft of photography. These can include: Client Relationship Management Strategic Planning Marketing […] Read More
Photography Workflow 2015
For the first 10 years of digital capture photographers were obsessed with workflow. There were hundreds of books, workshops, seminars, and forums dedicated to it. Over time a workflow standard was achieved. So has anything changed? Not really it’s basically the same as it was in 1998! Only now the file sizes and storage capacity are far […] Read More
Why Save Every Photo?
Photographers are a funny bunch and probably make good pets. We have some interesting traits that may include being control freaks, independent, resourceful, creative, passionate, obsessive, loyal, vulnerable and hoarders. Photographers love collecting and hoarding camera bags, lenses, and photos. The advent of digital brought the ability to keep every image we create. You can […] Read More
Can I colour calibrate my iPad?
You can only judge image quality if the screen you’re viewing is properly calibrated with a hardware device. Calibration combines a hardware puck with software that flashes known colour values to create a colour profile of your screen. Datacolor and Pantone are the best known brands. With prices starting under $100 it’s a no-brainer for […] Read More
Free your SSD from the Cloud in 4 steps
Upgrading a hard drive to a Solid State Drive comes at a cost, not just in dollars but also in storage space. If you use Dropbox (or similar cloud sharing service) like I do to deliver jobs, it eats up a lot of storage space. Once the job is on Dropbox I don’t want it stored […] Read More
Lightroom Loves SSD
Apart from upgrading your computer RAM, adding a SSD drive will improve your Adobe Photoshop Lightroom experience tenfold. If you find Lightroom sluggish invest in a SSD. With 120GB prices under $75 costs have dropped to almost a third of what they were a few years ago. SSD (Solid State Drives) work much like a […] Read More
60TB Hard Drives
Seagate announced new heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology that will soon allow up to 6TB drives and up to 60TB drives within 10 years. Read More
DAM Workflow Newsletter 9
New Toys This issue looks at lots new toys for geeks and creatives alike. Snow Leopard – Mac OS X Update As you will already know Apple released their latest operating system. While there is some refinement to the user interface most of the good stuff is under the hood. By relinquishing support for PPC computers (those without […] Read More