Recently it was revealed that a few photography related websites had been compromised, and account passwords were leaked to the ‘dark web’. This is really concerning, especially if you re-use your passwords across websites, or if you just make small changes to keep them -sort of- unique. The solution is to use a service that creates long, unbreakable passwords, so that you don’t have to remember them in the first place. Read on to find out if you were affected by these hacks, and how you can ensure that you minimise any possible repercussions.Read More »Photography Related Sites Hacked! Here’s How To Secure Your Passwords Today
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In early 2018, I almost lost all my images (from 2006 to 2014). I also almost lost all the pictures that my father had taken from 2008 to 2014. I say ‘almost’ because I didn’t lose them all… But that’s only because of a happy accident. Not everyone has these happy accidents to fall back on, so here is my guide to help ensure that you NEVER have to feel the way I felt when I realized that my files were not accessible and that I may have lost half a lifetime of work.
To remedy the situation, I started by asking myself: How could I have been so silly? But a better question was: How could I have avoided the possibility of data loss altogether? And that’s what we’re doing to answer today.Read More »Backup Strategy for Photographers (And a Horror Story)
This is the one setting that I always turn on as soon as I install Lightroom (LR) on any computer: Automatically Write Changes into XMP. This setting makes Lightroom Classic start saving small .xmp files next to your RAW images. These XMP files save the metadata and RAW processing settings which are associated with the image. There are many uses for these small, seemingly useless files, and we will look into them in this article, and also discuss how they have saved me from tears.Read More »Lightroom XMP Files: Save RAW Edits Without a Catalog file
A while ago, Brian Auer posted a project on his blog where he invited people to use a photograph that he would supply and process it in Photoshop (or any other image editing software). The idea was to see how different people take an image and work on it.
Brian was kind enough to give us the option of starting from the original RAW file from his camera as long as we reminded ourselves time and time again that we did not own the photograph, but were only borrowing it for purposes of this project.Read More »Photoshop Process – Edit Brian’s Picture