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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website chuqui.com
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Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
@birfl oh, you can definitely do it, but how fast is your network? and if you ever need to do a 100% restore, how long will it take to come back over the network? days? weeks? is that really acceptable? not for me. (some services now will ship you a USB of your data, which is a good alternative). For me, with my network, none of this works yet.
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
The problem is that when your data set starts being counted in Terabytes, how long does it take to do backups, and worse, get it restored?
Jan
4
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
@mattdm, disagree on the close, although there really are two questions here: "how do I manage all of these photos on my computer" and "how do I back them up and keep them safe". I don't think there are really good answers to both of those in his context on site right now.
Jan
4
comment How to recover deleted Lightroom files
If the files are gone from disk there's not much you can do beyond re-importing (if you have the cards) or pulling them off backups. And if you aren't doing backups, well, you now have motivation to start. If you do have copies of the images, you can use the right-click synchronize to get Lightroom to recognize and reimport them within the disk directories.
Jan
3
comment Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?
here's a good overview of the difference between RAW and JPEG; what they say about JPEG is relevant to TIFF as well. Effectively, the shift to JPEG or TIFF throws out a large hunk of data, and once its gone, it's gone, so you can't work as much on the image without ruining it. Link: digital-photography-school.com/raw-vs-jpeg
Jan
2
comment Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?
I would recommend against this. You lose a lot of processing capability with a TIFF vs. the Raw image, and so you're locking yourself into the image where you might want to revisit and reprocess it again later. With a TIFF, those options are very limited.
Jan
2
comment When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?
(apologies, deleted a comment that was a premature save while I went and grabbed some more data on this)
Jan
2
comment When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?
Actually using the software not good enough? Well, Piet Van Den Eynde (author of various craft and vision books on Lightroom) said as much in his lecture at Created Image 2 in Vancouver in 2014 (video here, not free: craftandvision.com/collections/all/products/…) -- his is well over 100K images. also some good info on this here: mosaicarchive.com/2014/02/26/…
Dec
28
comment Cheapest camera possible to use for “scanning” slides using a projector and a camera
If you care so little about the final result, why bother?
Dec
23
comment Commercial use of photos of toys?
Fine Art I would think is okay legally (but I am not a lawyer). I'd be comfortable doing that. It's a bit out of my comfort zone, but if I was considering this as a project, I wouldn't see enough market to warrant doing it; as fine art, the draw for a buyer is nostalgia, and in that case, I think logos and etc would be a big advantage.
Dec
23
comment Portrait photographer asked to shoot a wedding — how should I respond?
What he said. Second shoot a few weddings before taking one on yourself, both to protect the couple from your inexperience and protect yourself from screwing up an event that can't be redone the next week as a make good...
Dec
21
comment What should I look for in a wireless flash trigger for a home studio?
possible duplicate of Recommendations for Wireless Flash Triggers?
Dec
18
comment Use Lightroom as a photo editor only, without catalogueing?
You need a catalogue, you just don't realize that yet. You will. It's more than worth building into your workflow; once you do, you'll realize how much effort it can save.
Dec
16
comment Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?
I never used a 24-70. I chose the 24-105 instead... (I know, not helpful...)
Dec
4
comment How can I extract the captions from Facebook albums?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about pulling content off a web site about a photo and not really about photography.
Dec
2
comment How to clean shattered UV filter glass from Lens?
I'd be really careful about this technique, since you don't know if that fluid will strip off or damage the lens coatings.
Nov
29
comment Can I update the Camera Raw part of Lightroom?
you're ignoring overall performance and processing improvements that can improve your processing and workflows...
Nov
26
comment How would I blur something out of a photo?
graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/…
Nov
26
comment How would I blur something out of a photo?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a photoshop operation, so best for that group
Nov
26
comment Astro-photography - 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain vs 10 inch Newtonian
this question is likely to get a more authoritative answer in the astronomy forum, since it's about the telescope, not the camera gear.