July 9, 2012

The SPACE Rule

Wayne Gretzky once said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." How often have photographers stumbled upon a great photo op in the course of just another typical day, and wished they had their gear? I'm sure it happens all the time.
Lately, I'm working on applying a simple rule I call SPACE; Smart Photographers Always Carry Equipment. Tucking at least a basic camera, small tripod, and a few accessories into my work bag (an inexpensive backpack), and keeping a monopod in my car are couple ways I'm trying to make sure I don't miss shots by not taking them. Now to catch that next great photo op!

February 10, 2012

iCloud is OK by me

Once I upgraded the trusty iPod Touch (3rd gen) to iOS 5 some time ago, I took a chance and activated iCloud. To my surprise the next time I went to the iPod's Photos app, there were over 500 very-viewable-quality shots, synced to my library in Aperture. Very nice! Today it's over 800. I haven't explored fully using iCloud yet, but so far its nice to have some key items sync up. I hear DropBox is better for heavy duty document storage, so it's worth a look, too. Seems like the future of file storage is uh, cloudy. : -)