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Awesome Photoshoot!
posted by matthiase - 25th of december, 2013
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... More...
700 Reasons for backing up your computer.
posted by daddiomanottawa - 22nd of may, 2013
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... More...
Dump and Back Up!
posted by jcimagery - 6th of may, 2013
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,... More...
Careful with the kids!
posted by bradcalkins - 3rd of april, 2013
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... More...
Backup Strategies
posted by mvogel - 24th of june, 2011
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... More...
Always, Always, Always Back-Up your Stuff!
posted by jetjock - 26th of february, 2011
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... More...
What not to do ... costly reminder
posted by bevanward - 6th of august, 2010
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... More...
XCOPY backup
posted by davulcu - 27th of april, 2010
Deleting data accidentally or due to a hardware failure no matter how it occurs, the worst thing which might happen is to loose our files. Therefore I want to share my favorite backup method with you. I personally use an external... More...
Have you backed up your photos lately?
posted by komar - 3rd of january, 2010
Ok, now that the party is over, the headache has gone and the room has stopped spinning, it’s time to get back to work, Yuk! I mean Yay! If you’re like me and never enforce a New Year’s resolution for longer than the time it... More...
Achiving, backup and recovery
posted by saniphoto - 26th of march, 2009
One problem that we, digital phtographers, are facing is the archiving of our beloved images. The backup is another important activity that should became part of the daily routine or workgflow and is strictly related to archiving.... More...
Upgrade pains... And the importance of backups
posted by southernstar71 - 15th of december, 2008
For once, a blog post that has no real photographic content, just to underline once again how important regularily backing up your data is. Beside being an amateur photographer, I'm also a keen simracer (I use the iracing.com simulator,... More...
Drobo storage
posted by sebcz - 25th of august, 2008
Pat Ballard inspired me to write this. Read her blog entry first. Archiving our work is a constant struggle. I do agree. I myself burn DVD's, have Seagate's Free Agent which is mirroring my main drive. So, theoretically, I have... More...
Backing Up While Away From Home?
posted by charlesoutcalt - 3rd of march, 2008
Here's a question for anyone who cares to comment: How many backups do you keep while you're traveling? And how do you do it? I don't have nearly enough CF cards to hold all my images if I'm on the road for more than a couple... More...
those darn computers
posted by digitalreflections - 15th of january, 2008
Technology is wonderful until it doesn't work! My computer has crashed twice in the last three years. When I started down the road to becoming more knowledgeable about today's technology, I forgot to take into consideration the many... More...
Backup your data now!
posted by charon - 8th of november, 2007
Many photographers and graphic designers have a good practice to backup their data regularly. I have a portable HDD to backup my laptop, and DVDs as a secondary backup because the burning processes are painfully slow. Today, I did... More...
For my curiosity....
posted by charon - 8th of october, 2007
Hi, I'm just wondering, how big is your dreamstime folder(s) now? For me, including every related files with all the pictures, have grown up to 6.88GB. It's still very small and I'm happy 2 DVDs will backup everything. More...
Personal Data Libraries
posted by pirate59 - 10th of september, 2007
Personal data whats??? I am sure many photographers and artists alike have come across the problem about storing their master works. And further it goes to what should you store? Considering a large amount of members shoot... More...
My Computer Broke And I Lost My Photos
posted by jack schiffer - 21st of august, 2007
Losing your photos can be the worst problem that can happen to a photographer. Your photo agency may have a big system crash and not be able to retrieve your photos, then what do you do! After a shoot dump all your photos in a directory... More...
Aaaargh... Lost them all
posted by shadow69 - 26th of july, 2007
For the last two months, I had been driving around the country snapping pictures of localities to be published in local calendars. Had done quite a bit, and was rather pleased because I had even managed to capture some shots of very... More...
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