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Stumbled Upon...
Thursday, 19 February 2009 13:57

Aw, this is so adorably cute... Lol... Got this image from one of the websites I stumbpled on.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/722109 which had a link to
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/06/fathers-day-reminder-shoot-your-kids.html

I thought this image was adorable. I love the hair styles. I wish I could get my kids to stand still enough for me to take shots of them...

 
Flickr
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 12:18

So I am playing around with my Flickr account today. I must say this is cool. This was added from my Flickr page, which could make blogging about specific images easier... I must say it is really cool that I can integrate flickr with my website. After I'm done playing around with this, I am going to possible dive into custom programming with the Flickkr API. Recently I posted a suggestion on DeviantArt that they should do an API, because I have some DeviantArt related projects I would like to do. Unfortunately DA doesn't have an API, although I like DA better than Flickr. Oh well... I guess I'll have to play around with Flickr's API...

 
Getting into Photojournalism
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 15:13

Photojojo, an e-zine I subscribe to, is really good when it comes to giving you projects, tips, and other photography-related articles. The lastest article was on 9 Tips for Breaking into Photojournalism. I was recently thinking about doing the Peter Parker thing (if you don't know who that is, watch the Spiderman Movie) and putting together a portfolio and marketing myself to local papers. I have lots of events that I go to and shoot, hey, I think i'd be able to do the whole photojournalist thing.

Anyways, to anyone that has ever thought about doing photojournalism, definetly check out that article. And if you dont have any interest in that particular article, but you are into photography, check out PhotoJoJo. I find it to have a lot of fun projects to embark on. There are also tutorials on how to create certain effects, and even updates to whats going on in the Photography world (ie the death of Poloroid, Cry)

Recently I have uploaded a bunch of old party photos to my Myspace page. I'm debating on wheter I should place an album on here, as they are not 'artistic' photos, just memoriable pics from parties I used to go to. After reading the article mentioned above tho, I am probably going to create an album of different event pictures I have taken. I have pictures from last years Tattoo Convention, a pet blessing ceremony my mom conducts at her church, photos from the Gay Pride Parade 2006, and other events that I documented in photographs. I think I could make it as a photojournalist. I really should get myself together and market my skills as such.

 
Soon...
Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:37

I am planning on buy back my 10-20mm lens soon, along with possibly acquiring a 28 - 70mm 2.8 L series lens Laughing. It is that time of year when I update my photography equipment. I'm not sure if I am going to also buy back my 50mm 1.8 lens, but I may possibly upgrade to the 85mm 1.8. I want to use them for portraits, but i'm not sure if an 85mm lens plus a 1.6 crop factor would render the lens too long for good portrait use. Anyways, sometime either this weekend or next I am taking the trip out to B&H to go drool over and purchase new photography equipment.

This weekend I am also hoping that the weather is nice so that I may go to Central or Prospect Park for some photos. I was upset this week when my day off (Tuesday) was all gloomy and drab and gray, but the day after was a beautiful 65°s. Lol, its funny how these things always happen.

I still need to work on redoing my photo gallery on this site. I've been swamped with work and I am also working on possibibly buying another domain name, this one for formal business to advertise my services as a photographer. If i decide to buy the new website I will be spending a few days to work on it, as I want something to look professional. The new site will be different from this, as StarPerceptions is mostly my personal blog and portfolio, and the new one will be more geared towards my business as a photogorapher. But, I will keep you updated on this as I work on it.

 
Folder Sync Software
Thursday, 05 February 2009 10:48

So as a photographer I would be very hurt if something happened to my photos. I have all my photos on a 500 GB Sata Drive on my computer, but I've learned that harddrives do not last forever. However, to protect myself from losing my photos, I brought a 640 GB Western Digital USB External Hard drive. After purchasing the harddrive, there was just the matter of syncing it to my Pictures folder.

Thats where sync software came in. After trying out several of the products on download.com, I have to recommend BestSync 2009. Although at first it was a little confusing to set up, I have used the product for two weeks now and I am very satisfied. When I plug in my usb drive it automatically scans to see if anything from my Pictures folder has change and it updates the external drive. I have an option so that any files deleted from the original location can be saved on a backup drive on the external. The program gives you many many many options and best of all, its free! You can set up several different backups and it gives you lots and lots of options.

 

The Publishers Description of the software is as follows:

BestSync 2009 is a professional utility for following solutions. It keeps files being the same between PCs by utilizing network storage, FTP server, USB drive. It keeps Outlook mail, contact, schedule and task being the same between PCs by utilizing network storage, FTP server, USB drive. You can backup your critical files to the external hard disk, network storage, FTP server etc automatically. The application lets you publish your web site conveniently by FTP. BestSync 2009 has an easy to use interface and provides following advanced features: copying opened/locked file, backing up database, securing your data by compression and encryption, preventing file from being corrupted at any occasion, resuming transfer file from last breakpoint to copy large file in unstable network. Version 5.0 adds a new feature to synchronize and backup Outlook mail, contact, and schedule.

 

So, for all of you people who need to syncronize folders for backup, try BestSync... and it works on Vista Laughing

 
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