Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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Jul
4
comment How would I get my travel photos published?
Not publishing anything else than your very best picture makes totally sense to me, but would that imply that you wouldn't use a flickr account for example just to share or post some pictures of the second class quality range? And by that I mean you were using this account just for fun and not for professional purposes. Or would you consider this as a career killer?
Jun
23
comment What's the best lens for taking pictures of cakes?
The best lens is a pancake lens of course :-)
Jun
20
comment How can I backup my photos while travelling?
Exactly, formatting the partition is trivial, that is why we put our pictures in a raw datablob beyond the partition table and having a tool that can manage this for us and also does the encryption. IronKey is doing the same, but seperates application and data memory into two different physical entities, which makes it stronger, no argue about that. Besides, the Autorun.inf and the Encrypt tool work best together, because they do different things. I thought I pointed that already out in my first comment.
Jun
20
comment How can I backup my photos while travelling?
I agree if someone wants to do so and goes low level, beyond the partition table then you have lost. But it is rather unlikely that you will find those kinds of viruses on Internet Cafe PCs. The most common ones you can find nowadays are non destructive virus, cause sniffing information and spreading is more worth than destroying an USB Stick. And we simply want to prevent our pictures/Stick becoming a carrier for those malicious buggers. An IronKey is basically the hardware version of what I have described here, but you can have most of its features done in plain software.
Jun
20
comment What's the best way to avoid wasting money on equipment?
+1 because you managed to ask the Question as I tried to in my miserable "Useless Equipment" Question :-)
Jun
20
comment How can I backup my photos while travelling?
beyond that virtual limit, that is only known to the encryption tool.In case someone would format the partition you simply recopy the tool and you can access your files again. This will actually increase your security not only against viruses but also against the authorities, if that would be any concern. You would need a special virus written for that scenario to compromise, but this simply too unlikely, as there is no benefit for the virus in it.
Jun
20
comment How can I backup my photos while travelling?
@Billy ONeal: I expect Internet Cafe computers to be already infected and therefore I have to expect them to be able to compromise my Stick. If you can disable autorun, my virus could enable it again. But that is not the real issue. Protection of your pictures is. The proper strategy works like this to protect an virus from wiping your stick: The virtual size of the stick gets reduced to a fraction of its physical size.this is where the de/encryption tool resides.The virus will think that this device is not bigger and could only wipe that part.The pictures are laying in a hidden part
Jun
20
comment How can I backup my photos while travelling?
Surely that is a good start and should protect you from some troubles, but please don't think that this is a swiss army knife that will provide unlimited protection. A good protection/usability ratio would be the use of a encrypted partition together with a gateway tool, that has exclusive writing permissions for that partition. This means no virus, unless written for your scenario, should be able to overwrite your data.
Jun
2
comment What's the difference between CF and SD cards?
any stats on that argument?
May
30
comment Does this look like a sensor problem?
well they sell monitors with dead pixels too...
May
27
comment Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload?
same for GIF files btw. They aren't changed too. But previews will be in jpg. Important for animated gif files.
May
26
comment What is needed for a photoshoot in a concert?
Always take your 1-50mm lens! ;-)
May
19
comment How would I get my travel photos published?
If they really laugh at you at NatGeo for that reason, then we have a clear evidence whats wrong with journalism...
May
19
comment What is “Highlight Tone Priority”?
Well it seems to restrict your ISO range, but apart from that it is nothing that can't be achieved otherwise. I have seen lots of video folks that are dealing with ALO and HTP when using their canon DSLRs since here these changes can have a higher impact on the results obviously.
Apr
11
comment Can manual focus be faster than autofocus?
By working I mean shooting since focusing is happening wide open. Lower aperture especially everything < 4.5 forces you to know exactly what you want to focus on. Take a portrait for example. Focus for the eyes instead of the nose, you can see the difference with such low values. Larger aperture gives you more tolerance to master your first steps in manual focusing, since you have an increased depth of field. Many lenses have distance markers printed on the barrel. Read this article series: link