Monday, June 16, 2008

Link love for June 16

Man, it's been a rough month! Too busy to even sit down and write something witty and thoughtful about photography. :-)

In the meantime, have a look at some of the things I've found interesting in the last week or so.

  • Avoiding the "ballpark price" - over at prophotolife, Jim gives a few pointers on how not to get rushed into giving a price for the work that you do. Jim responds to one of the commenters with a good point: "To your point, Craig, as professional photographers we only get one chance to make a good (professional) first impression. They may not end up sending us all of their work…just the good, profitable stuff."

  • New AlienBees Wireless Triggers - over at Strobist, David points out yet another pocket wizard competitor. Alienbees is redesigning their wireless remotes. Basic takeaway: 400 foot range, $59.95 for transmitters, $69.95 for receivers, runs on 2.4Ghz band. Sometimes I kick myself for not holding out a bit longer before purchasing my PWs. And then I remember how reliable they are and get over it.

  • My Weakest Area of Photography - Brian is asked and answers the question "What is my weakest link and how do I expect to overcome it?" Some interesting comments there (and I even chimed in too).

  • Thermaltake BlacX - not really a blog entry, but I picked up one of Thermaltake's new hard drive docking stations because I had a few 400GB hard drives laying around that needed some use. So far, I'm happy. Plugged a drive in, hooked up the USB to my mac, and 10 minutes later I had 400GB of more space for backups.

  • Speaking of backups ... Backing up for a disaster - Have you backed up your data today? Go read Stanley Leary's advice after running through your backup routine.