Category Archives: Photographers

Underwater Portrait Photography with Studio Flash Sync

I’ve been thinking about how to add more control to the lighting I use for my underwater photography. Initially, my lighting was all on camera, generally with two Ikelite DS-160 strobes attached to my underwater housing, often with dome diffusers on them. While I can adjust the angles of each light, the amount of creative…

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Great Small Biz Advice from Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants Event

I attended my first Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) http://www.acpwc.com meeting last week. I thought that those of you who, like me, are small business owners would appreciate what I learned. ACPWC has been around since 1991 and provides a training/certification program for Wedding Consultants (Planners) as well as continuing education and networking…

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  • RudiMarch 4, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    What do you think? Was it helpful that I shared this? Have any comments or other wisdom you would like to share? I’m looking forward to seeing your comments!

Drobo is it really “BeyondRAID” or Just a Big Headache?

I’ve been using my Drobo for several years to archive all of my photography including my clients wedding and other special events, family portraits and a lot of my business and personal content. I’ve had a few scares over the years including the infamous warnings about Drobo’s need to run Data Protection on an oddly…

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  • ElaineFebruary 1, 2013 - 9:48 am

    Ouch! That is scary! Thanks for the info! It is so scary when something like this happens. I’m still trying to figure out the DROBO stuff and understand it, so thanks for the tips!

  • ElaineFebruary 1, 2013 - 9:49 am

    Not sure if my comment made it through, but I just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I’m still trying to figure out how DROBO works so this helps out!

  • MaryAugust 14, 2013 - 11:27 am

    I was considering the DROBO for a while but now I am not so sure. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • RudiFebruary 23, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    I thought I’d follow up a little over a year later to report on the Drobo. The good news is that after all the agony I faced with the problems I had, once they were resolved the Drobo has worked reliably. I don’t trust it fully anymore and have relegated it to service as a backup of my backup. I’ve since replaced the role it filled with a Promise Pegasus R6 array setup a RAID 5 and accessed via thunderbolt. While some have had problems with these units, my experience has been ideal. No problems and very quick movement of data. The initial access speed to the data isn’t as fast as I had hoped but once it is found the moving of the files is quite fast.