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Old 22.09.2020, 16:58
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Re: Any photography experts?

Just a little heads up. All the pro photographers I know personally, don't use online storage. They all use back up external hard drives.

Various family members use free online storage to share photo albums. As I have a particularly large album to share with our family group of inherited family photo albums, I asked a pro photo-journalist friend what she uses, but she also said she never uses online storage.
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Old 22.09.2020, 17:03
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Just a little heads up. All the pro photographers I know personally, don't use online storage. They all use back up external hard drives.

Various family members use free online storage to share photo albums. As I have a particularly large album to share with our family group of inherited family photo albums, I asked a pro photo-journalist friend what she uses, but she also said she never uses online storage.
All photographers, whether pro or amateur, should ideally use some level of cloud storage to supplement their local storage and mitigate the risk of data loss.

Having a website where you present your photos to the outside world (Smugmug, ZenFolio etc) often doubles as cloud data storage.
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Old 22.09.2020, 17:19
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When I was doing my PhD I kept my (inverse space)photos on two different harddrives kept in two different places and the most important data on my computer also.
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Old 22.09.2020, 18:12
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When I was doing my PhD I kept my (inverse space)photos on two different harddrives kept in two different places and the most important data on my computer also.
Photographers often do this + cloud

Also depends on the photos you are taking.

With photography so much is being done on phones vs DSLR now that it seems a dying art to use a proper camera.

if you need help with retouching and or feedback, happy to help.
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Old 22.09.2020, 22:09
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Old 05.10.2020, 11:41
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Re: Any photography experts?

So I think I'm going to get the Nikon Z50 for general photography and the Go Pro Hero 9 for the water (although by the time I can travel again we might be on the Go Pro 3000).

I have a question about if I need to get the latest SD cad for the Z50 (the Go Pro comes with one). I already have 2 SD cards (32GB SDHC & 16GB SDHC I). Are these fine for the Z50, or do I need the latest and greatest?
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Old 05.10.2020, 12:38
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All photographers, whether pro or amateur, should ideally use some level of cloud storage to supplement their local storage and mitigate the risk of data loss.

Having a website where you present your photos to the outside world (Smugmug, ZenFolio etc) often doubles as cloud data storage.
I keep all of my negatives with contact sheets in ring binders, archived in my darkroom
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Old 05.10.2020, 12:44
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So I think I'm going to get the Nikon Z50 for general photography and the Go Pro Hero 9 for the water (although by the time I can travel again we might be on the Go Pro 3000).

I have a question about if I need to get the latest SD cad for the Z50 (the Go Pro comes with one). I already have 2 SD cards (32GB SDHC & 16GB SDHC I). Are these fine for the Z50, or do I need the latest and greatest?
The Nikon Z50 has only one SD card slot and one that is limited to only UHS-I speeds. So, no, you don't need to get the latest, greatest SD card, but I tend to have quite a few as they are relatively cheap and fill up quickly. If I were you, I'd get one that is at least 64 GB, just for the peace of mind that you won't run out of space when on vacation
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Old 05.10.2020, 12:47
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The Nikon Z50 has only one SD card slot and one that is limited to only UHS-I speeds. So, no, you don't need to get the latest, greatest SD card, but I tend to have quite a few as they are relatively cheap and fill up quickly. If I were you, I'd get one that is at least 64 GB, just for the peace of mind that you won't run out of space when on vacation
Thanks. I tend to transfer them to my phone/laptop daily anyway, not too worried about space. Was more worried about the card not being good enough for the camera.

It's slightly insane to think, that when I got my first digital camera in 2004, it had either a 128MB or 256MB (can't remember) memory card. I thought that was huge and it lasted me all ski season, until I could go home and down load them!!!

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Old 05.10.2020, 13:03
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Thanks. I tend to transfer them to my phone/laptop daily anyway, not too worried about space. Was more worried about the card not being good enough for the camera.
It's a frustrating decision by Nikon not to add another slot. My Fuji has two, one is for RAW and I've set up the second one to be backup. So much more convenient and lets you shoot without worrying that the SD card will fail. Because one day it will fail.
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Old 05.10.2020, 15:48
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Re: Any photography experts?

If you want to start cheap, then a gopro is cheap and cheerful for underwater use. they are often available at good prices 2nd hand.

I'm a cheapskate and so don't like photoshop subscriptions. for photo editing tasks there are many cheap/free alternatives that don't require a monthly payment.
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Old 05.10.2020, 15:58
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Old 17.10.2020, 16:14
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Had 2 Olympus waterproofs.The lastest the TG-870 broke on Friday

Thinking of getting the GoPro Hero 9 when it comes out, you can get domes for them for those awesome 50/50 water shots. Was put off the early GoPro as you couldn't see what you were shooting, but now they have a screen I'm much more interested. And the maybe a low end DSLR too.

Can anyone recommend an easy to use photo editing software? Only been using what's built into Apple photos so far!
I use Final Cut Pro X after extensive research on how best to edit my GoPro underwater videos (and others) last year. Am pretty much happy with the results as I‘m doing complex stuff.

The app is not straight-forward, but bring great results for more complex stuff.

Found iMovie really good for day to day use, but if you want to go over that, then it‘s just not the right tool.
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Old 17.10.2020, 16:27
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Perhaps its just me, but Ive never seen any decent still GoPro photos. I feel that they are more aimed at videographers. I have an Olympus TG-4 which I often take down to 10m, with good results.
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Old 25.10.2020, 12:35
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So I got a Z50

Now I'm freaking out about keeping the sensor clean. With a very fluffy dog in our house, there doesn't seem to be anywhere or anything dust/dog hair free. How often do people clean their camera sensors, and do you do it yourself? Sending it into Nikon on a regular basis seems a bit extreme, but don't want to screw up my camera!

Also, can anyone recommend an easy to use photo editing software? I tried lightroom and nearly threw it out of the window, it was so hard to figure out. Affinity photo?
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Old 25.10.2020, 13:24
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So I got a Z50

Now I'm freaking out about keeping the sensor clean. With a very fluffy dog in our house, there doesn't seem to be anywhere or anything dust/dog hair free. How often do people clean their camera sensors, and do you do it yourself? Sending it into Nikon on a regular basis seems a bit extreme, but don't want to screw up my camera!

Also, can anyone recommend an easy to use photo editing software? I tried lightroom and nearly threw it out of the window, it was so hard to figure out. Affinity photo?
As close to never as possible, point camera down if removing a lens. I have never cleaned a digital stills camera in 15 years, My professional motion picture camera once as it was dirty from the factory.
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