The last place you want gear failure to happen is overseas when you're on a job or just on vacation. There are several different ways to avoid this and keep your camera data safe and secure so you can edit when you're back home. Regardless of whether you're the most careful, conscientious person in the world, memory card and computer issues can and do happen, and at the worst possible time. Option 1: Invest in a Portable Hard Drive If you're planning on taking a laptop with you, it's a good idea to invest in a portable hard drive. These … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Data Safe While Traveling
Although making a “backup” goes to the heart of protecting computer data, creating a thoughtfully conceived “safety net" developed after an analysis of risks, needs and budgetary restraints, will minimize your frustrations, stress and computer "down" time. Risks Start by listing possible computer failures and data loss scenarios that may affect all of your devices, including your desktop and laptop computers and your cell phone and tablet. Talk to friends and family and search the internet for ideas. My list includes: internal and external … [Read more...] about Developing a Safety Net to Protect Your Computer Data
That’s right…March 31st is World Backup Day! The stories and memories we capture through images are priceless, but they may not last forever without a solid backup plan. On World Backup Day, make sure that you’re precious files are backed up safe and sound. What should I Check Make sure your backup drives are all booting up and spinning Check that there is enough space to continue backing up, or look into getting a larger hard drive If your system has an automated backup, check and make sure it's completing it's backup without … [Read more...] about March 31st is World Backup Day
I'd like to explain how I keep my photos safe and get the best performance out of my computer. For my internal drive I use a fast 256GB solid state hard drive (SSD). This stores only my operating system, program files and my Lightroom Catalog. I then use an external drive (or in my case a RAID) to store my data files and photos I also use a 3-2-1 Backup for Photographers plan to keep my photos safe (check out that article for some more tips). Why this Configuration People often ask me why I have two drives when one is cheaper and easier to … [Read more...] about Why Store Photos on a Separate Hard Drive?
Of the billions of images to be found online today, can your own be properly identified as such? In this video, we'll explore how to give yourself the credit you deserve in a single click by way of Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge. http://youtu.be/f_YYuJ-o3MU Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please feel free to . … [Read more...] about Accrediting Your Work with Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge