Photography News December 9, 2020
Quote: “Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it.” – Martin Parr
How to Build a Signature Style – Brooke Shaden 11m
How to Test a Lens – Roger Circa (originally published 2010, still useful)
How to Buy a Used Lens – LensRentals podcast
How I Photography on Clear Days with Telephoto Landscape Photography
Ansel Adams Versus Amateur Snapshots Prank 46m video
Glowing Mushroom – Photoshop Fantasy Manipulation Tutorial 19m
Thought for the day: My Disk Died
A couple of days ago one of my disk drives died. I have a number of external disks connected to my computer that hold all my RAW and other data going back for years. Disk drives die, they are mechanical with electronic parts and they just wear out. Sometimes quickly sometimes over a period of time. This one was quickly. But I have backups.
I have my online data and at least two copies of everything in a safe deposit box at the bank. And the bank is in another fire/flood zone. Every few weeks I take an updated palm-sized 5TB disk drives into the bank with all of my data for the year to date. And every year I make a fresh copy of all of my disk drives and put them in the safe deposit box. So losing a three year old disk is a bit of a surprise (disks typically last until they are 4 or more years old) but not a disaster.
Back yourself up.
Disks drives today are very reliable and incredibly inexpensive.
Losing your old RAW files can be like losing your memory or parts of your life.
You don’t have to use a safe deposit box, you could store the drives at a friend or relatives house (so long as they are not in the same fire/flood/earthquake zone).
There are good sales on for quality disks suitable for backups.
Back yourself up.
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