Napioa - Wind Origins

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comment How do I make sure I keep rights to photos I take for a band?
Here's a few relevant answers. In short, get everything in writing - especially when dealing with friends.
comment Preview photos on iPad which is connected to DSLR with Apple Camera Connection Kit
Something like CamRanger sounds close to what you're describing, but does require additional hardware.
comment What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos?
+1 for Crashplan +. I've been using it for over a year now and have over 300GB of photos backed up (Aperture). I've never had a problem restoring and it stays out of the way as it works.
comment In food photography (using a nifty fifty lens) how can I make my food shot more in focus and not blurry?
Good points. Thanks for the edits.
comment How to prevent Aperture from zooming in every time I open an image
To add to Dave's answer, think of the "Z" button as a toggle. If you press it once, it's "on" until you press it again to turn it 'off'.
comment Straighten single layer with the ruler tool in CS6
I'm not sure I understand how this would fix things. See my answer below for clarification.
comment What is the best way to improve Aperture 3 peformance on an iMac?
Instead of disassembling the iMac to install a SSD, you could also use an external Thunderbolt SSD drive to store the Aperture library. The bandwidth is much greater than firewire. It is a bit more expensive however. Separating the drive running the OS and software from where the Aperture library resides will help with performance.
comment What is the best way to auto crop bulk images?
A good idea, but this would assume that each image scanned has the same orientation, size and placement on the scanner.
comment Which impacts the speed of focusing more, the lens or the camera body?
Isn't that the great thing about analogies? They're open to interpretation and can easily be misconstrued. As I stated before, I understand there's many factors working in tandem. I was curious if one lead more than the other. To echo what you're saying and as Pat mentions in their comment to your answer below (thank you by the way) it appears to be a cat and mouse game. A back and forth between lens and body generations and the performance of all parts working together.
comment Which impacts the speed of focusing more, the lens or the camera body?
I understand there are many contributing factors, but like the aforementioned car analogy, the engine is commonly perceived as the focal point of automotive performance. What does the heavy lifting when it comes to quickly focusing in photography? What's the engine-like element - if there is one?