You all know the debate about watermarks. Should we use them? Do they really help protect our photographs? There are plusses and minuses — it might help to secure your photos (well, that is until Google debunked them earlier this month), but it also takes away from the clean look of a sharp photograph. And while I'm not here to debate on whether you should utilize watermarks for copyright purposes, I am here to tell you why watermarks shouldn't be utilized from a marketing standpoint. There's No Call to Action As a beginning photographer, … [Read more...] about Photography Marketing: Why a Watermark Shouldn’t Be a Part of Your Marketing Strategy
(Editor's note: Marie Tartar continues her series of guest posts regarding her and her husband's preparations for the upcoming total solar eclipse. The photograph above is of from the area they will be during the eclipse. This installment covers the critical steps for viewers of the event to protect their vision.) Location In our last post, Part 1 of Eclipse 2017 preparation, we addressed the ‘where’ of our plans for the Great American Eclipse of 2017: We will be in the path of totality, along the centerline, in Grand Teton National … [Read more...] about Total Solar Eclipse: Eye Protection part 2
Padded and protective wraps have been on the market for more than 10 years now and they're a fantastic and affordable way to add some protection to your gear, especially when you don't have a dedicated, protective camera bag. I definitely welcome Ruggard's padded equipment wraps as a slightly more affordable option to Tenba and Domke's offerings of protective wraps. If you're like me, a person on the road a lot that keeps gear light and carries a camera handy 80% of the time but without the rest of the kit, then you'll enjoy the added peace … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Ruggard Padded Equipment Wraps!
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