Backblaze – an affordable online back-up system

Backblaze - online backup system for your data

Backblaze is part of my back-up system which I use to ensure that data loss just isn't going to happen. For me, it isn't the only thing I rely on sure my data is safe.  There are a number of things I have in place for my overall workflow to make sure I don't sadly cry when a hard drive dies on me. I've posted a few  Read more inside...

my hard drive has died – what should I do?

my hard drive has died – what should I do?

"What do I do right now!? I don't know what to do!" These were the sounds the angry woman next to me at the Apple Store counter made, while crying about her hard disc that had died. "But it was fine this morning!" *sob sob sniff* My sympathy was with the  Read more inside...

off-site data storage & back-up options – File Transporter

 

off-site data storage & back-up options - File Transporter

Update (May 2015): Unfortunately the File Transporter didn't live up to its promise. Using Finder (on a Mac), it becomes so slow to navigate within the Transporter Library, that it is rendered useless for every day access to files. You will see a lot of the spinning ball while waiting for your  Read more inside...

wedding photography: 3 tips to speed up your workflow

wedding photography: 3 tips to speed up your editing workflow

One of the questions that came up during the Q&A at yesterday's presentation at B&H, was how long does it take me to edit a wedding. Well, the ideal is that it takes me less than a day. During the peak wedding season around September and October, it is easy to slip behind, but that still remains my  Read more inside...

Mac: quick fix for Adobe Bridge CS5 / CS6 memory leak?

a quick fix for memory leak problems with Adobe Bridge (Mac)

While I do have Lightroom and Aperture, I have a preference still for using Adobe Bridge to view (and edit) individual images or groups of images. What makes Bridge easy, is that the edits (via the .xmp files), are read by both Lightroom and Bridge. There has been one problem that has been driving me  Read more inside...

photography workflow and back-up plans for disaster

photographers - back-up plans for disaster

A photographer's studio in New York state, showing the damage that was caused by unexpected flooding during Hurricane Sandy. For all the damage to photo equipment and computers, no data was ultimately lost!  (Photo used with permission.) My own family was very fortunate in that we weren't hurt or sustained damage to our  Read more inside...

photography workflow – back-up plans (update)

photography workflow – back-up plans (update)

A previous article, photography workflow – back-up plans for your main computer, dealt with two ideas: safe-guarding yourself against catastrophic failure or loss of your computer preparing yourself for when your hard drive crashes. I do think the ideas there are solid - making sure you're not vulnerable to a  Read more inside...

photography workflow – back-up plans for your main computer

photography workflow - back-up plans for the main computer

The photograph above was shot with my iPhone while I was waiting for a corporate photo shoot to commence. The sky over lower Manhattan was grim and rainy. You can see the reflection of the fluorescent lights inside the room. This gave the city scene a Blade-Runner-esque feel. And with that, this image is  Read more inside...

digital workflow tips / office workflow tips

your best digital work-flow tip / your best office work-flow tip

I'm once again on a mission to get more control of office work-flow, and to streamline my digital work-flow even further. In a post much earlier this year, I described my Mac awakening, and how a few key things changed my work-flow completely and made my life easier. De-cluttering my desk then made a big  Read more inside...