Monday, August 28, 2006

lessons learned

No photo for today; just a tale of how easy mistakes are to make during this digital age.
I had been working on an event this past week - close to 400 images worth. I finished the editing and enhancements late Sat. night- it was ready to send to the lab. I decided to get rid of the RAW files to make some space on my hard drive and hit "delete" - Because of where I had saved the tif finalized files ( in the the raw folder by mistake- you see where this is going, don't you?) I lost all the files I had worked on! I downloaded software that recovers files like this, but was only able to save 52 of them....
I normally don't make mistakes like this- as a matter of fact, it was the first time I EVER put a folder in a folder where it didn't belong - but mistakes happen when you're tired. I ALWAYS back up my raw files to DVD 1st thing before I do anything else with my CF Cards- so all was not lost; but the time it took to fix them all again was.
I share this with you as a "how not to do things" warning! things like this can happen to ANYBODY.
If anyone would like to comment and share their "mistakes" in the " comment" section - maybe it will help someone else see the error of their ways.....

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lexar Media Posts Claytons Latest Article

I was just informed that my latest article on "Getting Your Foot In The Door" was posted on Lexar 's Digital Photography website today. Be sure and check it out at

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Because I'm the one with a camera.....

My father n law and Brother n law with their "trophy " fish. The largest golden trout was 22 inches and wieghed 5lbs.
Why does this relate to photography you ask? because the photo was taken at 11:30pm after a frantic call to me at home "We don't have a camera and we've caught some ReALLY big trout ! Can you come over and take a few photos for us?" At least they can't say you should've seen the one that got away! :)
Since I Flyfish, I was a little jealous....