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A photography back up strategy to avoid saying “I lost my photos!”

View of lower Manhattan from J. Owen Grundy Park in Jersey City

I’ve known family members and even experienced photographers who have lost the photos on the memory card even before offloading them to a computer, and also those who have lost their photos from computer storage. Take a moment to think the time invested and the many beautiful memories you could potentially lose if your current photo catalogue were just gone. I feel my anxiety rising, just thinking about it. Ugh! Stuff happens, and if you do not have a coherent…

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Backup strategy for MacBook Air for college student

Kiran has a MacBook Air which we just purchased as both high-school graduation (2019) and birthday gift (November). We did the same for her sibling in 2017. When she starts college next year I want her to be somewhat self-sufficient when it comes to tech support. I was thinking through the options for backing up her MacBook Air, and I realised that a Time Capsule would not be a viable solution. Based on our visit to the college tour, we…

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Apple’s Photos app

Terhune Orchards, Family, Tractor

I've been advising friends and family about this for years. Several yearaa ago I switched from using iPhoto (what Photos used to be) for managing my photo catalogue to Adobe Lightroom. All my interchangealbe lens camera (ILC) images are imported into Lightroom Classic CC and organised as date based (YYYY/MM) file folders. On my iPhone I capture imagess with the Adobe Lightroom CC mobile app which syncs ny photos back to the Adobe Lightroom CC macOS app via Adobe's Creative…

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Backing up your computer is easy

Backing up your computer is important. However, many view it as difficult, complicated, expensive, or all the above. The truth is, creating a good backup system doesn’t have to be any of these things. Stephen Hackett For my iMac, I have an external 500GB external disk to back the internal SSD via Time Machine. I have separate external FireWire 800 drives for Documents (500GB), Photos and Video (2TB), and iTunes (1TB). My Adobe Lightroom Catalog is on the Photos &…

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How to update your iPhone/iPad to the latest iOS version

iPad, MacBook Pro

Any day now, Apple will release iOS 8. I am sure Apple's update servers will be slammed and for many of us the download will take forever. I've owned iOS devices since the first iPad was released in April 2010. Over the years I've learned that there are certain things I can do to make updating my iOS devices easier. Backup The first thing I do before applying any iOS update is to back up my current device. My first…

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