Where are my Photos?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Video showing Aperture 3 Workflow

Posted this Video showing my basic workflow using Aperture 3

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Smugmug Coupon

I'm obviously a smugmug fan. They are a really polished outfit.

As part of their marketing they encourage existing users to promote the site by offering friends of users a $5.00 discount. They also give me a $10.00 coupon to use at my next renewal.

You can get this discount by clicking Here

Rolled back Mac Book Pro from Lion to Snow Leopard

Yesterday I rolled back my old Mac Book Pro. (Model MacBookPro4,1 / 2.6Ghz / 4GB Ram / Intel Core 2 Duo)

I found Aperture 3 was running unacceptably slower so I bit the bullet and rolled back to Snow Leopard.

I have to say it was heaps easier than rebuilding a PC. I made sure my mac was fully backed up on my time capsule with time machine. (I sound like an Apple Advert - no affiliation) But I didn't restore any apps as I wanted a clean install. But I did restore user files and settings which made life easier.

The only hiccup (read scary bit) was my password wouldn't work but with the help of some online content here it was easily fixed.

Add a new back ground just to make it feel new and presto! all done.

I must say it took many hours of waiting - particularly the restore from the time capsule over wifi - but it was very straight forward.

Nice one Apple.

I miss some of the new Lion features such as iCloud photostream with Aperture but that's no biggie as my main online backup is with Smugmug http://vitamirus.smugmug.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Added a new YouTube video showing how I set up my 7D by default.

I've found by setting the camera this way before a shoot. (Mainly AV, ISO & Aperture) I avoid the pitfall of getting through a shoot with the wrong settings.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thinking about default camera setup

I've recently had a few occasions where I get back from taking some pics only to find I had the ISO set too high or the aperture set wrong or something else because I left the camera set on whatever I finished with previously. So I've been thinking about how to get into some good habits before I go out to take some pics (and probably before I put the camera away).

A few basic (default) settings I'm thinking about from which I can make adjustments during the shoot depending on the circumstances:

1.  "AV" aperture priority.
2. Set aperture 2 stops above minimum.
3. ISO 100

Let's see how that goes.