« on: June 18, 2013, 07:05:06 PM »
I keep all my gear in two HPRC cases. Go Pelican or HPRC brand. Both water tight and can take SERIOUS KNOCK AROUNDS!!!
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I use a "late 2009" Imac + aperture for my processing. I found that 16gb ram and the use of a firewire connected external drive sped things up exponentially (I was previously using a USB2.0 connected drive for file storage).
I found my memory through Crucial DOT com
I use LR to keep track of my images. Without LR I would have piles of files, and unless I knew were something was I could not find it.
For example, I need to examples of high ISO images - unless I remember that I shot ISO 4000 on this trip for this image I would be search for ever.
I am surprised by the number of different searches I have done in LR and the information I track.
I export of PS and only recently have started to reimport (automatically the edited image back into LR).
Overall I think LR was a great investment not only for the software but also for the time I spent cataloging files.
Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L.
I've had great experiences with Adorama books. Check 'em out.
Wifi is super useful! Today I did a studio shoot of some family photos, their first question after a photo is taken, "Can I see the photo?" ... My answer: Why yes! Yes you can! Here's a monitor plugged to my laptop that is using my phone as a hotspot so I can remotely download pics to my laptop and for you to preview! Tadaa! take a pic, and voila! on monitor. Each time!
Wifi is super useful, group photo on new years eve with friends, set camera on tripod, aim roughly, check on phone everyone's okay and press the shoot button while the phone is behind my back. Easy! I've been wanting this feature for almost a decade.
Sure! The phone app is a bit slow at times, and the features are limited. But seriously guys! You're photographers! Throw your camera on M and the phone app has all the basic things. If you need more fancy features then just use a laptop.