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Special Edition Post: Don't Learn the Hard Way As I Did!

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The first day of the 3rd DeSoto IPT was beyond the beyond. We were all set for the long walk to the New Far Bar when I followed my own advice in the 2023 Fort DeSoto New Cut Current Conditions e-Guide. Get your copy here for $25.00 in the BAA Online Store. For more than two hours we worked a long, small pool where many dozens of wading bird conducted a feeding frenzy. Photography was difficult at first as there were so many birds packed in: 50 Snowy Egrets, two dozen Great Egrets, six Roseate Spoonbills, one gorgeous Tricolored Heron, several White Ibis, a half-dozen adult and juvie Little Blue Herons, and several species of shorebirds including one handsome and very tame Lesser Yellowlegs.On the way back to the lot we shot a tame American Oystercatcher in a small creek. We followed that fabulous morning up by working my favorite afternoon spot with great success.

Andrew Schonbek and Stu Goz are both over-the-top thrilled. Andrew said, “I cannot believe how many tame birds there are at DeSoto.” As great as our morning was, both perhaps enjoyed the image review/selecting your keeper session that ran for several hours before and after Instructor Nap Time even more.

Today is Wednesday 10 May 2023. We are headed out for more in conditions that are once again perfect. This special edition blog post took less than an hour to create. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope that you too have a great day.

Don’t Learn the Hard Way As I Did!

Regular readers may recall that it cost me $4490.00 to recover several years worth of images that were “lost” because of my failure to properly back them up. You can read the Whole Gory Story With a _ _ _ _ _ Ending blog post here. If you are not triple backing up on a routine basis, it is simply a matter of time until you too suffer a major data loss. Keep reading to learn about joining friend Tim Grey online in one week and saving your own butt (along with all of your images). As the image collection in the office is not safely protected, I will be there for sure. Tim has been the Photoshop guru for nature and travel photographers for many decades.

Backing Up Your Photos

Live Online Event:Wednesday, May 17, 2023,1pm to 5pm Eastern Time

Join Tim Grey for a half day of live online presentations during a GreyLearning Ultimate Event focused on “Backing Up Your Photos.”

The live online event will be presented on Wednesday, May 17th, from 1pm to 5pm Eastern Time.

Photographer and author Tim Grey is a respected educator sought out by photographers for his expertise on workflow and photography. He will be presenting a half-day live online event focused on “Backing Up Your Photos” on Wednesday, May 17th, from 1pm to 5pm Eastern Time, and tickets for the event are on sale now. Click here to learn more and/or to purchase your ticket to salvation.

Far too many photographers have an inadequate (or nonexistent) backup workflow. Tim’s presentations will help you create a backup workflow that will give you the confidence that a hard drive failure can be just a minor inconvenience, not a major disaster.

Topics presented during the event will include:

– Backup Best Practices
– Synchronized Photo Backup
– Online and Offsite Backup
– Lightroom Classic Catalog Backup
– Backing Up Smartphone Photos
– Recovering from Failure

The full event will be recorded; if you purchase a ticket, you’ll be able to join live or watch the recordings later at your convenience.

You can get all the details about this great event here.

I will see you there! Don’t be shy; if you have a tragic data loss story to share, please let us all know by leaving a comment.


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