“Nessie” Proof Backup Strategy
I’m a big believer in having a good backup strategy; it’s absolutely essential in this day and age of digital everything. My friend and colleague Chase Jarvis has put together a great video showing how he approaches the challenges of photo and video backup workflow; definitely check it out.
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The Strand Gallery
Photographer Edmond Terakopian stands by his picture "Love Your Job" which came second in the Driven Creativity contest and exhibition, sponsored by G-Tech. The Strand Gallery, London. October 13, 2011.
Wonderful evening at the Strand Gallery at the opening of the Driven Creativity competition sponsored by G-Tech. Thrilled that my picture, ‘Love Your Job’ was chosen as runner-up in the professional photography category. Several amazing images, including a stunner of a homeless man on the Millennium Bridge and some wonderful films as well. Well worth a look. Check with the gallery on opening times as it’s not on for long.
Driven Creativity Competition 2011
Some great news; my image of a rain soaked businessman during a heavy downpour of rain with a sign displaying “Love Your Job” has been judged as the runner-up in the G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition 2011.
Congratulations to all the winners and runner-ups. A big thanks to G-Tech for sponsoring the competition and also everyone who voted for the image.
The image was shot on a Leica M9 using a Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH lens. The shot was the processed in Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.
As mentioned in a previous post, the image will be exhibited at:
The Strand Gallery, London
Ofr Gallery, Paris
& Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin
Picture Makes Driven Creativity
Competition 2011 Shortlist
I’m thrilled to say that this image has made the shortlist for the Driven Creativity shortlist and will be exhibited in London, Paris & Berlin. The winners are to be announced on September 23rd, so fingers crossed!
The pictures was taken on a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summicron ASPH lens and processed in Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.
Many people voted for this shot to go through for judging and I wanted to say a big thank you to you all; very much appreciated!!
G-Tech Going Above & Beyond
Anyone who has read my posts about backing up knows how important good hard drives are; they will also know that all drives eventually break – it’s just a question of when. To re-cap, it’s essential to have backups, and preferably more than one!
I have seven drives from G-Tech. Superbly designed, solidly built and reliable. Unfortunately one of my drives, a Time Machine drive stopped working; the disk just wouldn’t power up and spin. The drive in question was a 1Tb G-Drive which has been in constant use for well over a year. Good news was that all G-Tech drives come with a three year warranty.
I contacted G-Technology’s customer service and arranged to send it back for repair. The drive was returned after a couple of weeks but what absolutely stunned me was that they had not only changed the faulty drive, but upgraded the case and circuitry to the latest version!
G-Tech are more expensive than others, but with customer service as amazing as this, every penny spent turns out to be well worth it. On a related note, a development with the company is that they are using Enterprise standard drives in some of their products. I’d love to see this extended to the full range; after all, professional level drives are absolutely relied on and some used 24/7. I for one would be happy to have the option to spend more and have Enterprise drives as I do in my Sonnet Fusion D800.