HERE ARE SOME BONUS ITEMS FOR YOU (click links below to view, and click on the download icon in the top right (down arrow) to download):

A 7 PAGE ARTICLE (PDF) COVERING TIPS FOR CHOOSING, STORING & KEEPING TRACK OF MEDIA CARDS (SD, CF, XQD)

A TIP FROM THE BOOK (PDF) ON HOW TO TALK TO MODELS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO GET MORE NATURAL IMAGES (Tip #39)

A ONE HOUR LIGHTROOM VIDEO WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE TIME-SAVING AND WORKFLOW TIPS (from my Facebook Photo Tips Page)

I've also prepared a bonus article for you on Cloud backups below.

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What People Are Saying (Excerpted Comments from Pro Photographers & Online Reviews):

  • "One of the hardest things to teach with photography, especially when you are deeply knowledgeable, is keeping it simple for others. Andrew does a fantastic job with Focus and Filter, covering an amazing range of what can be complex subjects, and keeping it clearly explained. His writing style is concise and conversational, which always makes learning easier.  And some of the tips are just gems and extremely useful."  - Jack Reznicki, professional photographer and author, www.photojack.com 

    "If you want to photograph like a pro, it isn't enough to own the same gear as a pro...You have to act like a pro. And to act like a pro, you have to think like a pro. These assignments [in Focus and Filter] get you thinking like a pro.” -Mike Pasini, Editor, Photo Corners

    "After 27 years as a professional photographer, I've seen a lot of how-to photo books and articles. But I've never seen a book quite like this. It's like an emergency manual for DIY weekend projects, filled with useful photos and helpful tips like how to easily modify your lighting with reflectors and how to choose the right portable flash unit. It will stay in my collection for many years to come."   - Ron Wyatt, Photo Workshop Leader & Two-Time Olympic Games Photographer, www.ronwyattphotos.com 

    "...Mr. Darlow's text contains some very unique features. Among them, for the DIY photographer, he provides well-developed, common sense hack versions of expensive gear that can save photographers significant amounts of money. "

AN ARTICLE ABOUT SAFEGUARDING YOUR PHOTOS, VIDEOS & OTHER DATA: 
WHY CONSIDER A CLOUD BACKUP PROVIDER, AND WHICH ONE I RECOMMEND


One of my speciaties is helping people back up and organize their images. In fact, I feel my work in that area is like a "calling." And I really feel like I've made a difference when clients tell me that they would have lost important data had they not worked with me to help them set up a backup system.

If you are not backing up your images to at least one location outside of your home or studio (and two inside), you could be just one lighting strike, power outage, theft, flood or dropped drive from losing all (or many) of your precious images. Here's a quick tip for those who want a simple, affordable, "set and forget" Cloud backup system: Consider a subscription to CrashPlan.com.

The cost is only 
about $10 per month (it recently increased from $5/month) to upload unlimited data to CrashPlan's servers.

The main reason I recommend CrashPlan is that they will never delete your images from their system under certain situations (unlike some other providers, including a popular cloud backup provider named Backblaze.com). Of course, no Cloud provider is perfect, and it's critical to have at least two other copies of your data, as I mentioned earlier.

Backblaze.com will start deleting your images from their servers (not your local drive/computer) after a certain time period if the system notices that your media (like a hard drive), has been disconnected. The same issue can happen if your system has not been powered on for a while (that's most applicable for internal hard drives/SSDs). You can read more about the specifics of when your data may be deleted from their servers on their website here


Please note: I receive no compensation for any of my Cloud provider recommendations.

About The Author

Andrew Darlow is a photographer, writer and digital imaging coach based in the New York City metro area. His passion is helping passionate photographers of all levels capture, print and protect their photos. He has lectured and conducted seminars and workshops around the world at photo-related conferences and for photography organizations, including: Professional Photographers of America (PPA); PhotoPlus Expo, the Arles Photo Festival (France); Columbia University; and the International Center of Photography (ICP). His photography has been exhibited in many group and solo shows, and his prints are held in numerous private collections. His articles, tips and images have been included in many publications, websites, books and on-air programs, including American Photo, Animal Planet, People Magazine, Photo District News, photo.net, photofocus.com, Popular Photography, Rangefinder and Women’s World Magazine. He’s the editor of imagingbuffet.com and is the author of three award-winning photo-related books.  Photo credit: Jim Roselli

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