A common problem for many photographers is understanding memory card speeds, hard drive speeds and data transfer rates. It seems we’ve got all kinds of numbers, specs and measurements to look at when it comes to sizing up the speed of our memory cards and computer peripherals.
I recently received a question from a reader about a slow import process from his memory cards into Adobe Lightroom. He was using a USB 2 card reader and wondered whether that could be the culprit. And, if so, would upgrading to a new iMac with USB 3.0 and a Thunderbolt fix the problem if he had a USB 3 or Thunderbolt card reader? (To my knowledge, there are no Thunderbolt CF or SD card readers shipping at the time of this article. There is a Thunderbolt SxS card reader for the pro video market; however, it is currently listed as discontinued.)
Now, onto the specifics of his questions and to breakdown the technical jargon so we can make sense of how to get the fastest memory card transfers for our ever-growing file sizes… [click to continue…]
Unified Color has a couple of free webinars coming up that will showcase its new HDR Express 2 software. If you’re curious about HDR Express 2 or want to learn more about HDR imaging, check out the details below. [click to continue…]
X-Rite is offer three free webinars in November. [click to continue…]
X-Rite is offer three free webinars in October.
On Tuesday, October 2 at 10AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video. You can register for this free webinar via the links below.
On Thursday, October 4 at 11AM and 3PM EDT, X-Rite will offer Simply Amazing Color, Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!. You can register for this one with the following links:
On Thursday, October 18 at 11AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6. You can register for this free webinar at the following links:
X-Rite is offer two free webinars in September.
On Tuesday September 11, Landscape Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 4 will be shown at 11AM EDT and 1PM EDT. Topics for this webinar include: [click to continue…]
Here’s a great video from Joe McNally and Adorama TV. Joe’s working a Nikon D800 with the built-in flash as the commander flash, a Lastolite Ezybox softbox with grid and a red-gelled speedlight for a background light.
If you haven’t checked out Joe’s book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, there’s lots more of great speedlight info like this in there.