In photography, the more failure there is, the better. I went out this morning and failed. I went out yesterday and failed. To be honest I haven’t succeeded in over three weeks, and I go out four to five times a week. That’s ok, success will come, and then I’ll have to start over again- that’s life. I stay up at night wondering if I really have what it takes to see this through to the end. Then the morning comes and I tell myself there’s no way in hell I’m giving up.
OK guys, this isn’t your normal review, but I cannot resist telling you all about this camera backpack.
As you know, we don’t really have sponsors here at Muench Workshops, and when we promote something, it’s simply because we love it. I’m going to tell you today about Gura Gear’s newest camera bag, the Bataflae. I’ve been using Gura Gear bags for a couple of years now. They were conceived and designed by my good friend Andy Biggs. Yeah, I know, many of you will first say, “what the eff, $450 for a camera bag????” I get it, I truly do.
We all know how important back up is, don’t we? You certainly don’t need me to tell you how critical it is to make regular backups of your data, to multiple locations, on and off site, and to test your backups on a regular basis. If you are not doing this, then you are taking a huge risk that can easily be mitigated with today’s advanced backup technologies.
I’ve used many different backup strategies over the years, and tried different scenarios in order to keep my personal and professional data safe. As they say, it is only a matter of time, not if, but when. And I have lost data in the past, either because my backup strategy wasn’t robust enough, or because it was too complicated and difficult to do regularly. I’ve simplified things drastically recently, so I wanted to share my current system and why it works for me.
You heard us right! Every other week Outdoor Photo Gear will be hosting a caption contest and will be giving away one awesome prize to the best entry. The contest will be judged by the entire staff at OPG based on the following; creativity, originality (from other posts) and comedic value.
COMMENT IN THE TEXT BOX BELOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CAPTION!
Contest ends 48 hours after the images goes live. Winner to be announced Friday.
If you would like to submit a photograph to the OPG Bi-Weekly Caption Contest, you may add the image to the Outdoor Photo Gear group on Flickr or post the image on our Facebook wall
I recently had the pleasure of visiting my friend Chris Klapheke at Outdoor Photo Gear, in Louisville, Kentucky. After a few hours catching up, we decided to do a quick video to show you some of the gear that I use from OPG.
I display a number of shortlinks for the products we look at as the video progresses, but I’ll list them all after the video too.
Chris also gave us an incredibly generous 10% discount by using the code MBP10 until Sept 2012, so if any of this stuff, or anything else from Outdoor Photo Gear’s line up appeals to you, now is the time to pick it up!
Don’t forget to select the HD version under the cog-wheel in the video settings and go full screen, to enjoy the video to the fullest.
X-Rite is offering two free webinars September 11th!
Adobe’s new Lightroom 4 offers new options for editing and output that make this a must-have upgrade for Lightroom users. In this free webinar sponsored by X-Rite, host Joe Brady will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques in this new update and the importance of solid color managed workflow to take advantage of the new features.
One of the new additions to Lightroom 4 is its ability to soft-proof. Now you can choose your custom printer profile and see what effects it will have on the printed image. This makes monitor profiling and accurate printer profiles an important part of Lightroom 4′s workflow. We will walk you through the process from creating custom monitor and printer profiles to applying them in your Lightroom 4 workflow. Register now to reserve your spot.
Remember the first time you jumped off the diving board? One of those pivotal moments where you overcame your angst and (finally) dove into the cool water of the unknown.
In preparation for this seemingly seminal moment, you likely watched others use the diving board, listened to them recount their experience, and, most likely, asked questions of those who used the board. All of this in attempts to better predict what your own experience would be like.
Humans are very inquisitive. Even more so when faced with an unfamiliar situation. Observing, listening, and asking questions enable us to formulate an expectation of what will happen. This baseline expectation plays a large role in what eventually compels us to act. In this case, jumping off the diving board for the first time.
The same behavior is exhibited in how people use the web. Although surfing the web may play a less pivotal role in your life, people still look to establish an expectation with regard to an action. In this context, one of the most common examples is clicking on a link and/or button.
In terms of how we interact with computers, people look for hints and cues that aid in the development of an expectation based on an action. Most commonly, this is in the text we see in the link and/or button. We commonly refer to this text as a label.
This past Friday, a San Diego photographer was mauled and killed while trekking through Denali National Park. The scene of the attack, a 200 square mile division of Alaska’s backcountry remains closed, this is the first known fatal attack in the park’s history. Richard White was backpacking by himself, and stood about 50-100 yards from the 6oo-pound bear as he snapped the shutter.
“The photographs in the recovered camera show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively. Spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin said the bear did not even appear aware of the hiker until the final photos, which show the animal looking toward the camera.”