Photography

No need for camera straps on the ISS

The astronauts living on the International Space Station are in a microgravity environment, so no chance a camera will fall to floor. Just leave it next to you until you need it again! ‘Course you might need velcro to keep the camera stuck to a surface for the same reason. […]

Photography

Sony a7iii: AEL in Manual Mode

One of the Facebook groups I’m part of is Sony a7iii/a7riii setup Tips. It’s a relatively quiet group but it’s chock full of great tips for Sony’s latest cameras. One of those tips was posted yesterday and Daniel Ockeloen, the group administrator, made a video of it which I have […]

Ireland

CervicalCheck Protest in Cork

More than 800 people marched through Cork on Saturday to protest the CervicalCheck scandal where 209 smear tests were misread and 18 women have died already. Terminally ill Emma Mhic MhathĂșna appeared at a protest today in Kerry. In a poignant protest in Tralee town centre on Monday evening, the […]

Photography

Bye Bye Google Backup & Sync

I’m a huge fan of Google Photos. It’s an amazing service that lets me quickly share photos with particular people, creates interesting images from my photos and it’s a convenient way to bring my photo archive with me on my phone. However, the new “Backup & Sync” app from Google […]

Photography , Photos

Dealing with Lightroom Lens Profiles

Lightroom Classic CC supports a wide range of lenses but if you're not shooting in RAW you'll probably be out of luck if you want to apply a lens profile. All the built-in lens profiles were made with RAW files in mind. If you're shooting Jpeg then you're out of […]

Photography

Organizing Photos in Lightroom

There are many articles out there that explain how best to store your photo archive if you use Lightroom. I was going to write one too but I don't think the world will really benefit from me rehashing what other writers have already said. If you watch the video above […]

Photography

The Importance of Backups

How many backups do you have of your important files? I have several backups of my photo archive: * A local rsnapshot (incremental) backup made every six hours. * A local copy of my photos directory, which is a straight copy, including deletions. Synced daily. * A copy on another […]

Photos

The Automattic Photo, 2017 Edition

Last September almost 600 employees of Automattic travelled to Whistler in Canada for our annual Grand Meetup. As is now a company tradition a photograph was taken of everyone who attended. It’s a challenge taking a photograph of that many people. Remember how hard it was taking that family photo? […]

Photography

Google Photos Overload

The Google blog announced that Google Photos will now allow you to share whole albums or just the photos of particular people with someone else. I tried it this morning and it works, but there’s one big stumbling block. Too many photos. When I take photos I’ll take 2 or […]

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