Photography Tips

Backup, Backup, Backup!

Hard drives, SSD’s, Flash Drives, SD Cards, and computers can fail without warning. Make sure you backup your photos, videos, etc. regularly.

  1. Data should exist in a minimum of three places. See: 3-2-1 Backup Rule
  2. One of the places should be off-site.
  3. Your 3rd off-site backup should not be live synced.
  4. Verify your backup procedures and medium to make sure,
    1. You’re backing up what you expect,
    2. You can successfully restore from the backup.
  5. RAID is not a backup.

General Tips

Workshops, Webinars, Events, Challenges

  • B&H Event Space has an array of free seminars and lectures by talented pros from around the world.
  • Sony Alpha Universe – Online Meetups, #CreatorConversations, AMAs & more
  • GuruShots – Photography Game. Daily photo challenges.

Collectives, Clubs, MeetUps

Camera Benchmarks, etc.

Back Button Focus (BBF)

Color Space: sRGB vs AdobeRGB vs ProPhotoRGB

RAW images are not restricted to a color space. The color space is determined when you export the image. For the Web and other electronic devices, export to sRGB. For printing, use AdobeRGB. If the target is a high gamut printer, then export to ProPhotoRGB.

Color Management and Monitor Calibration

Calibrating your monitor is important to make sure the colors in your photographs are accurate and look consistent across devices and when printed.

Accurate monitor calibration requires an investment in a colorimeter. A colorimeter is a device, paired with software, to calibrate your display to show the most accurate colors possible. The two most popular companies who make colorimeters for photographers are Calibrite (formally X-Rite Pantone) and Datacolor.

When calibrating laptops, make sure to do the following:

  • Turn off Auto Brightness Adjustment.
  • Turn off the Energy Saving options for Laptop Displays.

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