Tuesday, June 24, 2008
DPP Solutions: Setting Up Redundant Storage
A look at the extensive possibilities of external hard drives as a digital photo archive
The ideal goal of any image management is simple: keeping finished images at arm's length without them being in the way. The solution is a little more complex, however. There are a variety of ways to achieve this goal, but at the core, methods for image archival should offer a strategy that you're comfortable with, doesn't consume a lot of time or processing power, and makes you confident that the images you've saved will remain safely stored and accessible from start to finish.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The Future Of Memory
SDHC and CompactFlash are the dominant formats for today's D-SLRs, but whether or not that will continue indefinitely is an open question for professionals
Memory cards keep getting smaller in size, higher in capacity, faster in sustained read/write speed and lower in price. What other directions will they take? Which format is most likely to predominate the professional photography market, and what will we see at Photokina 2008?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Securable Memory Cards
LockTight technology has some interesting possibilities and ramifications for professional photographers
Because photography is used as evidence in courtrooms and relied upon for strict documentation in fields like insurance and medicine, there has always been a need to apply a measure of security to the images in these fields. With the rise of digital photography and the early suspicions about rampant image manipulation, keeping these images secure has taken on a renewed urgency.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
For security and convenience, take a copy of your photo library with you
Think “insurance policy.” Your digital files are your most important asset as a working photographer. No matter how secure your studio or how frequent your backups, if you lose your images, you lose income.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Dealing with the long-term storage challenges that every pro will face
Storage means everything in digital photography. Without a place to keep photos, and without the speed and reliability of a storage medium, there's no business. All that's left is an expensive camera and fancy lighting equipment! Storage is also an integral part of the photographic workflow, and it can even be the central repository for an e-commerce site where clients can purchase photographs or browse watermarked images.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Hi-Tech Studio: Portable Hard Drives
Take copies of your most important files wherever you go, with the peace of mind that only redundant data provides
Most of us wear several hats in addition to photographer, one of them being archivist. That used to mean organizing and storing film; today it means managing multiple copies of images, from the original RAW file through numerous versions for different end uses. What hasn't changed is the importance of safeguarding our images, making data backup perhaps the most important step in our workflow.
Contender: Nicholas Mele
It can happen in an instant
Contender: Cindy McDaniel
Going underwater for an unpredictable look
Contender: Martin Christopher
“Angel Face” was photographed for a local hair salon’s ad campaign
Contender: Bruce Roscoe
Meticulous attention to the lighting creates strong chiaroscuro and a dramatic effect
Contender: Kevin Ziechmann
Reality and photography collide in this self-portrait
Contender: David Miller
Rendering a split look in a “Frankenstein” photo
Contender: Jeff Nadler
Black and white film and natural light gave this image its distinctive look
Contender: Jessica Christie
Capturing emotions and creating a retro look
Contender: Laura Bello
A little bling and vibrant color demand a viewer’s attention
Contender: Dhrumil S. Desai
Style and substance came into play in making this warm-toned black and white portrait