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  • 700 Reasons for backing up your computer.

    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 to me, passed on. And with much sadness... More
  • Backup Strategies

    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 up plan. There are numerous ways to... More
  • Have you backed up your photos lately?

    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 takes to think of one, then it’s better... More
  • Make your own camera gear backpack

    by Eppic | 8th of November, 2009

    I do alot of hiking daytrips with my camera gear, so I was in the market for one of those camera packs that has a compartment for camera gear plus a compartment for hiking gear. Well after looking for awhile I never found anything that quite met my needs as the hiking gear... More
  • Drobo storage

    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 my images in 3 places. Not bad? Well,... More
  • How Far Do We Need to Take Backing Up?

    by Patballard | 25th of August, 2008

    After I wrote my original blog on archival CDs and DVDs, a friend on another site wrote that it's possible for even these two forms of back up to fail at the same time. It's a remote possibility, but it can happen. He suggested online storage as another form of backup. While... More
  • Archival CDs and DVDs

    by Patballard | 8th of August, 2008

    This blog is for everyone who is so busy producing work that they don't always have the time to stay caught up on the technical side of digital imaging and photography. During a workshop that I took last week, the topic of long term media storage came up. I had totally... More
  • Storage.

    by Sebcz | 17th of September, 2007

    One of the sites offering storaging services says that 'eventually all hard disc drives fail'. Sounds serious. What will happen to all our photo files gathered on our computers? What do you do to back them up? Here's what I do: 1. Because I shoot in RAW, I create a folder... More
  • Personal Data Libraries

    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 their images in RAW, space becomes an issue... More

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