Having lost photos and videos in the past, I am fairly cautious about my media these days. I keep local and remote backups and I use hardware that writes my data redundantly onto sets of drives, so that I don't lose anything if one of the drives goes down. I have also purchased data recovery … Continue reading A review of the Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software
During the last few weeks, I've seen the following error in Adobe Lightroom 3. There I am, editing photos, minding my own business, and when I try to view a photo for editing, I get the error message you see above: "The file appears to be unsupported or damaged." When I try to view the … Continue reading File corruption rears its ugly head
Generally speaking, I prefer the Adobe DNG format over the proprietary RAW format given to me by a camera, because I like the fact that it's more or less future-proof. With a DNG file, the meta-data resides inside the file -- like with a JPG -- but the format is lossless, same as a RAW … Continue reading Metadata: DNG vs RAW
I photograph exclusively in RAW format these days -- unless I happen to be using a camera that doesn't have that capability. This post is a small but tangible example why shooting in RAW is a good thing. Have a look at the photo below. That's what happens when you combine dark streets, tall buildings … Continue reading A tangible argument for working in RAW format
For the past month, I've been using the Canon EOS 30D as my primary camera, and I love it. I've taken over 5,000 photos with it. I actually got a bit sad when I had to send it back to the good folks at Canon PR. In the span of 30 days, I've come to … Continue reading Camera review: Canon EOS 30D DSLR
Hold the presses, because I've just stumbled onto an amazing DSLR. I used to think 22-megapixels was really something, but this puppy cooks up 39-megapixels! It records in RAW format, and the photos are so big that it comes with an external 80GB hard drive. You can even connect it directly to your Mac or … Continue reading Hasselblad H2D-39: A 39-megapixel DSLR!