Hard Drive Advice: Speed and Security

Hard Drive Advice:  Speed and Security.

Here’s a quick tip on increasing the speed of your computer as you churn through all those files.  At the same time, you will also increase your protection against data loss and drive failure.  Here it is: use two hard drives, rather than one.  If you are on a desktop, you can install a second internal drive into your computer, if you are on a laptop, you can use an eSATA or Firewire connection to an external hard drive.  This second drive will act as your “working drive” on which you will store all of your image files.  All of your programs, etc will go on the original drive.  My drives are simply named “Macintosh HD” and “Working Drive”.  There are several advantages to a multiple drive system, including, faster operation, minimizing drive failure and simplifying backup.

Faster Operation:

Traditional hard drives work much like a record …

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Educating Your Clients Creates a Bond of Trust – Jared Platt

Why is it so important to educate your clients and create bonds of trust? In this blog post, Pictage member and Phoenix Wedding Photographer, Jared Platt answers this question and gives three helpful tips to doing just that. Check out more posts by Jared here on the Pictage Blog and also get more information about his upcoming workshop tour coming to a city near you on our worthy workshops page.

From Jared:

I have a crazy notion that I would like to present to you today.  There is a reason that people hire a professional photographer to shoot their weddings and portraits and other events, rather than having uncle Bob take the photos.  If you think extremely hard you might come up with that reason on your own…  I’ll give you a hint.  It is the same reason that I hire an electrician to wire my home for a new set of …

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Why Should You Care About Post Production Workflow?

From Jared: We are living in a an unsure economic climate. You have seen this in your markets as people begin to hold back on their purchases, cut the size of their guest lists, scale down the size of their packages and look for the greatest value as they interview photographers.  Even those who are willing to spend a healthy amount on their photography will nonetheless, be very cautious in their decisions.

Everywhere, in every market, at every level (even in the high society), clients are looking for lower prices, greater value and more security.   You are now competing with a greater number of people who are offering more for less.

This economy has proven difficult for any business to survive.  But as I told you last week in my introduction here on the Pictage Blog, I am determined to teach you what I know about post production so that your business can …

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