It’s that time, again

23/09/2017. Wey Festival.

The cameras keep saying that batteries need recalibrating, at first it was one, then two now all five need it, so here we go again. One done, four to go. I probably should have dusted the chargers first, but hey ho to late now.

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Busy Day…

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Had three jobs in the diary (well two, but one of them twice) The 4th river Wey Festival & QPR v Burton Albion. The football was pretty dull, a bore draw that produced very little & the Festival didn’t get interesting until after dusk.

23/09/2017. Wey Festival. Boats on the River Wey

 

Having a tidy up…

17/09/2017. Western Hard Disk

17/09/2017. Nikon Fisheye.

And found something that I haven’t seen for a very long time, thinking I may whack it on ebay, I seem to recall  that it was quite expensive when new,  this was back in the day when there were no real ultra wide lenses available for crop sensor cameras, I think I was shooting with a DCS3 at the time & this was used on a little Nikon Coolpix.

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Seems Funny

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Some 12-13 years ago, I started experimenting with a piece of software, called Pocket Phojo a clever piece of software that enabled me to nearly leave my laptop at home. Running on a Windows Mobile PDA with a built in CF card reader ( I had the Fujitsu Pocket Lookz, if I remember correctly) and was able to hook up to a wifi network or use a bluetooth modem to wire pictures to picture desks. Quite a lot has changed since those early days of experimenting with largely unreliable & flaky technology. However there is still not yet a single app that will do everything that a press photographer needs. There are some that come close including PhotoMechanic (on OSX) PicturePro (iOS).

More Backing Up

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Having filled another load of hard disks, it is time to upgrade the Back Up procedure. Having been using 2TB hard disks for the current archive (which covers from 2015 to present day) plus another 2TB disk as a back up, plus a 5TB hard disk which is a back up to the back up, with additional (less important back ups) I have now moved to 2x 4TB Disks, which will provide online Archive for 2015 to hopefully 2020 & a back up for the same. The main archive hard disk will also be backed up to the external 5TB hard disk.

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And now the process of copying across the archive begins.

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Seeing As….

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Seeing as the  Omoton screen protector for the iPad Pro is so good I decided to purchase the same brand for the iPhone. Once again very impressed by the packaging, it also comes with everything that you need to successfully install the screen protector.  They are a little more expensive than the cheapest ones out there, but seem to be worth it.

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