Posts Tagged "backup"

Mapping your photos

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Equipment Guides, Lightroom, Software, Travel | 0 comments

Mapping your photos

Often when travelling to a new place I will use an app called Stuck on Earth to identify sites to explore for my photography.  It allows me to use the experience of others from these locations and to know what I can expect to find.  Stuck on Earth pulls it images from the Stuck on Earth Community on Flickr, which allows anyone to contribute images.  I myself have contributed numerous images to the community, as I feel it is important to share back.  But to be able to add your images to the community they need to be tagged with GPS coordinates. For sometime now our phones have been able to record the GPS coordinates of where the photos were taken, and more and more dSLRs...

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What I learnt from being robbed

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Equipment Guides | 0 comments

What I learnt from being robbed

Earlier this year I was robbed, thieves broke into my house and stole all of my camera equipment and almost made off with a back-up of all of my photos.  Luckily I have all of my equipment listed on my home and contents insurance explicitly, so I have got all of my gear replaced.  But the whole process was a bit of a headache, I had to recall everything that I had in the camera bag, all the little tools etc that I have gathered over a few years.  So there are a few things you can do to ensure you have few problems if it ever happens to you. For the insurance you need to provide evidence of the items you owned, best way to do this is to photograph the equipment’s...

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How to backup your photos

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Equipment Guides | 0 comments

How to backup your photos

We take a lot of photos these days, and this is not going to stop, our lives are recorded in images of our family, our friends, our pets and the places we have been.  In the days of film we kept the negatives in their plastic sleeves to keep them safe and these were not something thieves were interested in.  But these days our photos are digital and stored on our computers, laptops and external hard-drives which thieves will happily re-purpose for their own use.  So how do we protect them?   Well this is not about protecting our equipment from being stolen, it is about protecting our photos from being lost if disaster strikes and something happens to the equipment...

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How to use a Lightroom Travel Catalogue

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Lightroom | 3 comments

When it comes to post-processing my images my first port of call is Lightroom.  I find it provides me with a great way to catalogue and process my images.  And I am not alone in my choice, more and more photographers are turning to Lightroom for their primary photo management and editing software.  So when it comes to travelling we want to continue to use Lightroom on our Laptop and hopefully save ourselves some time when we return home to our desktop computer. So where do you start?  If you own Lightroom then you actually have license to install it onto a second computer ie a laptop, this should the first thing you do.  Make sure you install the latest version of...

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