Friday, January 30, 2009

Photography Friday -- Brooks Alberta Photographer

One of the big fears I have about my digital images is that I might loose them or accidently erase them. This fear has come to fruition a few times. One example of this happened while Des and I took a trip to Salmon Arm, BC and I accidently erased the last few days of our trip when we got home and I was cleaning out the memory card. I thought I had lost the photos until I bought Des a new camera awhile back and she got a mini CD with her memory card. The CD had a recovery program on it and I thought I’d have the program scan my cards just to see what it would recover. I was amazed, it pulled up things from a year prior that I had deleted, including the lost photos from our trip. Here’s one of them.

As a side note and tip. I make it a habit to save my pictures in a few places. I used to have to manually copy and paste the files onto my hard drive and an external hard drive trying to make sure I saved them in the same folders in each place. I’ve found a faster way of doing this though. Here is what you can do:
- save your photos on your computer
- on a separate drive (you can buy cheap external drives from Costco) create a “briefcase”
- to do this just open your external hard drive and right click on a blank space in the window and select – New – Briefcase
- Then you just copy and paste your main file that has all your photos from your computer and paste it in to the briefcase on your other drive
- Now you can periodically open your briefcase and select the picture folder and click update and what ever pictures you have saved/changed on your computer will automatically be backed up/changed on your external hard drive.
- Like wise, if you save/change anything on the external hard drive it will be saved/changed on your computer

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy New Year -- Brooks Alberta Baby Photographer

What's a better way to start the new year off then to have a new addition to the family?

We would like to thank all those who have already called and come by the home to congratulate us and to see Sarah.
Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone.