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How To Backup Your Photos

How To Backup Your Photos

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional photographer, a mom with four kids, a world traveler or just a guy who looks for unusual subjects in ordinary places – your photos are valuable. They are art pieces, one-of-a-kind snapshots of moments that will never happen again, and a unique reflection of the way you see the world.

Digital has done a lot of great things for photographers, but it has one very profound drawback. Digital photos are more vulnerable than film photos. Sure, film photos have to be protected, too, and negatives can be easy to lose. They can be destroyed by fire or lost in a move, but for the most part, a conscientious film photographer can file them, store them in binders, lock them up and keep them safe. For the digital photographer, though, one catastrophic hard drive failure can wipe out months – even years – of precious photos, and there’s often nothing that can be done to retrieve them. You already know that your photos should be given the same protection as the things in your life that have monetary value, but manually backing them up is time consuming and often gets filed away on the “to do later” list. I lost a hard drive with some valuable photos on it a few weeks ago. So I thought it was worth examining some of the common ways to make sure your photos are always safe.
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How to protect your photos from theft on Facebook and Twitter

How to protect your photos from theft on Facebook and Twitter

Whenever sharing is involved, there is a always a chance that someone will break the ties that bind and violate your trust. If you’re worried about your photos getting stolen from your Facebook or Twitter accounts, worry no more. Here is one sure-fire technique that will stop any and all digital photography theft.
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4 Ways To Share Your New Photos With Your Friends

4 Ways To Share Your New Photos With Your Friends

There are more ways to share information today than there has been in the history of mankind. As a photographer, your options are practically limitless. You can hop on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Myspace, Photobucket, and plenty of others. They all allow you to upload your favorite photos and share them with your friends. So much of this is going on that it seems as though a new way to share pictures gets invented and released to the public every week. Considering this, I think it’s a much more fruitful endeavor to tell you about some of my favorites instead of going over all of your options.
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Which Quality Setting Should I Use?

Which Quality Setting Should I Use?

You may have noticed that your camera offers a few different photo quality settings. These are available on almost any model in the market today, whether it is a point-and-shoot or a digital SLR. Oftentimes, they are labeled as “low,” “normal,” or “fine.” Some camera companies use their own proprietary quality standards such as SQ, HQ, and SHQ (standard, high and super high quality respectively).
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Tagging Photos

Tagging Photos

Most photo software that allows you to organize your photos has the facility to tag your photos. This includes software like Photoshop Elements as well as online services like Flickr.

But what is tagging, and why should you use it? Read on…
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Organise Your Images

Organise Your Images

With the popularity of digital cameras these days, more and more photos are in the digital format. In fact, because it costs to little to take photos, we usually end up taking thousands of them.

So how do you organize your photos so that you can easily find photos later (even years) afterwards?
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