DateTime: 1/21/2013 10:17:26 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Capturing Rocky Brook Falls with the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens was among the pile of gear I hauled up to Northern Maine two weeks ago. I'm sharing a sample picture of Rocky Brook Falls in Northern Maine taken with this lens along with some information about the capture of this photo.
Capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Canon EOS 1D X
About a week ago, I had the privilege of shooting in the Deboullie Mountain area in the northern tip of Maine. I will post many of the pictures captured on this trip as I get time, but have posted a Canon EOS 1D X-capture of the Milky Way and Perseids Meteor Shower with more-than-usual detail included about how the image was created.
DateTime: 10/16/2011 8:55:43 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, October 14, 2011
Piriform Recuva File Recovery/Undelete Software to the Rescue
Late last night, while preparing to backup my work from the day, I inadvertently deleted file folders from the source drive instead of the destination drive. Make no mistake - this was a stupid move - done in a tired state of mind. But stupid happens. :)
I had a backup from the previous night, but ... restoring from that backup would would mean that a long day of work was completely lost. As thoughts of the movie "Groundhog Day" were going through my mind, I turned to Piriform Recuva File Recovery software (for Windows).
I loaded the free version of Recuva, selected my undelete-from drive, created a filename filter (*.jpg|*.cr2 in this case) and the software went to work. I was presented a list of the filter-matching files able to be restored. I selected the files I wanted restored (click on the first, shift-click on the last and press the space bar), selected the restore-to drive (never the same as the undelete-from drive) and Recuva restored 100% of my just-deleted files. As I had not written any more files to this drive, Recuva was able to completely restore my day's work.
File recovery software should be part of any serious photographer's kit. Piriform Recuva is one such application. SanDisk and Lexar typically ship photo-specific recovery software with their pro-grade memory cards. And I know that many more options are available - with some being more feature-filled than others.
The free version of Recuva includes a filename filter feature that was important to me for this recovery as I needed recover about 1,100 files out of the 106,000 files able to be restored from the drive. I keep the Recuva setup program and the Lexar and SanDisk equivalents on my always-with-me external drive for installation whenever needed.
DateTime: 6/21/2011 10:44:03 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, December 10, 2010
YOU NEED TO READ THIS!
Your hard drive is going to fail. It is not a question of "if" it will fail, but "when" it is going to happen. If your drive failed right now, what would you lose?
This topic is especially hot to me as I'm dealing with a partially failed SSD drive right now (bad block). While this problem has cost me a LOT of time this week (my most precious resource), I have not lost any data or files.
I have 10 of these in my current backup rotation (along with many additional small capacity drives). They are very small (easy to take off site) and have given me no problems to date. The autorun software is a pain, but there are fixes available for this. I just turned off autorun.
This is the second primary drive failure I have experienced in less than two years. Backup what you care about!
DateTime: 7/26/2010 11:55:30 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Monday, June 07, 2010
Shooting Anything Important This Summer?
As I mentioned in the Air Show Pictures and Photography Tips, a high-mileage 1Ds Mark III was DOA at a distant event I was attending. Had I not taken a second camera, I would have no pictures from my 10 travel hour trip.
If you do not have a second camera body and lenses (or third if you shoot with two at a time), give consideration to buying or renting them for your next big event/vacation. And if renting, remember that summer is the busy season for the photography gear rental season. Roger at LensRentals.com recently noted on his site that reservations are an important step to insure you get the gear you want when you want it.
Summer vacations are often a great time to try out that new piece of gear you've been eyeing up. New gear adds fun to an already fun time.
DateTime: 6/7/2010 11:21:18 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, May 21, 2010
Air Show Pictures and Photography Tips
Maybe its my guy-perspective, but ... who doesn't love speed, power and precision? Spring and summer mean air show season and air shows are filled with speed, power and precision. So, today I bring you a gallery of Air Show Pictures and Photography Tips. The air show photography tips are below most pictures in this gallery.