BGAN – Mobile Photo Upload for Pros

Mobile Back-Up

Inmarsat’s BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) satellite broadband is the choice for pro photographers who need to distribute or back-up their photo files when on the move. I was reading Matt Dunham’s review of the year over at the BBC website and was interested by his use of satellite broadband to provide him with a […]

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Vacation Photo Backup Part 2 – Memory Cards

Vacation Photo Backup

One memory card or many memory cards? A question frequently asked, and the answer is often assumed to be the final world in holiday back-up. But it isn’t. You could lose all your photos if you have a single card (equipment failure or loss), or the vast majority of photos if you we’re using several […]

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When not to use RAID

Computer Gear

RAID controllers are now available in most desktop computers and can be set-up at a relatively low cost. Considering the headline performance and resilience benefits it looks like a no-brainer. So build you next PC or Mac with a RAID array. No. Don’t. Not unless you’ve got the necessary IT support or ninja PC-building skills. […]

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Vacation Photo Backup Part 1 – What are the Risks?

Vacation Photo Backup

It’s so easy to take a lot of photos while on vacation and many of those shots will be your most precious memories of rare time dedicated to friends, family or fun. So, you need to think about backing up your photos. You want to be absolutely sure you don’t lose those photographic memories in […]

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The Worst-Case Does Happen

Everything Else

Sony and Amazon fail. The last few weeks have highlighted how even professional, expensive, managed computer systems can fail. There’s a lesson for us all in their misfortune. First it was Amazon’s cloud computing platform, the highly resilient, backed-up, distributed computing environment that was meant to never fail. It failed, taking websites and files down […]

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Protect Your Photos with Triple Protection

Everything Else

Welcome to storage and back-up 101. My personal aim is to protect my photos with as little complexity and cost as is reasonably possible. Why? Because complex kit, software or work flow will introduce mistakes or, worse still, will be skipped or rarely used. And cost, well, we all like to minimise costs. But also […]

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Lexar 128GB SDXC Memory Cards

Everything Else

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced it is now shipping the Lexar® Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 133x memory card in capacities of 128GB, an industry first, and 64GB. High capacity, high speed cards are useful for high-end cameras that support rapid frame rates while shooting […]

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Photo Storage and Backup – What are the Risks?

Everything Else

Welcome to the new website that gives me somewhere to write-up all these slightly geeky product reviews and best practices for storing photos, and backing them up while at home, in the studio or travelling. Why is storage and backup important? We want to protect our photographs because we believe there is some risk that […]

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