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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 times now about back-up plans for disaster …

… and Backblaze is an important part of this. And if you don’t have Backblaze, you should most definitely have something similar in place. The monthly cost is so low that it’s just plain willful stupidity to not have an online back-up system in place, and risk data loss.

Now, while I am a fan of Backblaze, there is a definite measure of self-interest in mentioning all this again now. They currently have a refer-a-friend promotion in place. If you click on this link - Backblaze - and sign up, you get a month free, and I get a month free too. I’d like that. And I am quite sure you’d also like the peace of mind knowing that your data is safer than it has ever been. Check it out … and make us both happy.

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promotion: Ed Verosky’s online tutorials and e-books

Ed Verosky’s series of ebooks have proven to be very popular, and he has a few new e-books available, including Successful Photo Shoots (only $10 for a limited time).  This 90 page ebook is loaded with examples from 4 different shoots. The posing direction dialog and general lighting info is part of the material that is covered with this book.

Several of Ed’s eBooks come with online bonus videos and instruction covering everything from photography fundamentals, to working with flash, studio portraiture, boudoir, and growing creatively as a photographer.

You can get Ed’s Entire eBook Library (9 eBooks) and all online bonus content for one low price!

 

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photography video tutorials by Craftsy

Creative Photography – Capture Life Differently, with George Lange

George Lange takes you on an eye-opening tour of his most inspiring tips and techniques. Follow along as George works with subjects of all ages in various environments and learn to harness available light and fresh perspectives for dynamic images. Transform everyday surroundings into compelling shots with props and unexpected angles and learn to compose a visual arc that powerfully conveys even the simplest story. Find out how to use little details to reveal tenderness and spontaneity and capture your subjects’ character instead of just their smile. Learn how to use your camera to connect with the world, and take shots that capture love, laughter and everything in between!

 
Craftsy has released these new video tutorial classes.

These are ideal for photographers who want to learn more but whose time is restricted, and also can’t make it out to an in-person photography workshop. A video tutorial is a great way then to see the material. This is often easier to understand than just reading text. So while it isn’t quite in-person one-on-one tutoring, it is close to that with Craftsy’s interactive platform and well-structered video tutorials. It’s an online workshop on photography!

In conjunction with the team at Craftsy, I’ve also presented four video tutorials – two on flash photography, and two onwedding photography. They’ve received very good feedback from those who enrolled so far. In addition to the four classes I presented on video, other photographers have also presented online video tutorials on various subjects. These are the other classes that are available at this time. Check them out!

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promotion: Dream Strap

November 11, 2013

Dream Strap – comfy sheep-skin lined camera straps

Dream Straps are sheepskin-lined camera straps that are super-comfy. Just as importantly, is that they are strong, finely crafted, easy to attach and adjustable from 34-58 inches. All the good stuff we expect from camera straps.

Sheepskin fibers provide breathable, luxurious comfort that synthetic materials just can’t match. Weight on your shoulders or neck are eliminated because the weight is more evenly distributed due to the dense for and the width of the strap.

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online video class: off-camera flash photography

The second video tutorial series in conjunction with Craftsy, is on the topic of: Off-Camera Flash Photography.  Craftsy is a company that produces professional looking online video tutorials, and with their help, we created what is a kind of online workshop. The first class is Portraits with On-Camera Speedlight, and has received great feedback from those who enrolled. This follow-up class is about using Off-Camera Flash and is now available.

The fee for the Off-Camera Flash Photography class is $59.99 but as the instructor, I’m able to offer a 10% discount for everyone who follows Tangents.

The online classroom has a platform where anyone who is subscribed can ask questions. So it is an interactive method, and not just a static video-only class. There is also no time limit on this, so you can watch it anywhere, any time.

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online video class: portraits with on-camera speedlight

There have been many requests for a video tutorial series or a kind of online workshop of the articles on the Tangents website. Working in conjunction with Craftsy – a company that produces professional looking online video tutorials on a number of topics – we created two video classes.

The first class is Portraits with On-Camera Speedlight, and has just been completed and is available! The follow-up class is Off-Camera Flash Photography, and is a natural extension of this class.

The fee for the Portraits with On-Camera Speedlight class is $59.99 but as the instructor, I’m able to offer a 10% discount, via that link, for everyone who follows Tangents.

The online classroom has a platform where anyone who is subscribed can ask questions. So it is an interactive method, and not just a static video-only class. There is also no time limit on this, so you can watch it anywhere, any time.

Learn more inside…

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Your Complete Guide To Building A Photography Studio At Home

Udi Tirosh, who maintains the DIY Photography website, has released an ebook. It is a collection of DIY tutorials designed to help build a studio at home. The book features a wide collection of DIY projects: some simple projects like snoots and gridspots; but also some more complex projects like big softboxes and continuous lighting systems. And it is a great addition to the free stuff on DIYP’s lighting section.

In the 115 pages of this book, there are 23 Home Studio Projects. It walks you through the relevant projects for building all the modifiers needed for a studio. Shows how to build cheap, yet fully functional versions of expensive lighting modifiers. Detailed step by step tutorials, with images and diagrams to illustrate the build process of each project.

To order this ebook, click on the graphic above.

Here is a screengrab to give you an idea of what you can expect with this book:

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