Friday, October 31, 2008
October 31st, Halloween, is a perfect night to tell horror stories of losing all your computer files.
IT professionals will tell you, "There are two types of harddrives: ones that have crashed, and ones that will crash." Which one do you have? If the former, sorry, too late to help you. If the latter, please keep reading...
Do not trust that your harddrive will survive through the morning. Take action to preserve your photographic works - NOW!
CD-ROMs and DVDs are a good temporary back-up devices. Temporary? You bet! You are writing the information microns beneath the surface. Corruption is possible... inevitable.
A spare external harddrive is also a good temporary back-up storage. It is just another harddrive doomed to fail at some point. So what to do? Store on-line? That's just another harddrive. No progress there, except protection from fire, water, and theft for having a remote location, but harddrive failures happen to webservers, too. Besides, what happens when the site closes down?
Best bet? Combination of the above. I make CD-ROMs and DVDs as I go long. I have an external harddrive as a back-up. When I'm getting ready to visit my mother, I burn multiple DVDs to store at her place - an extra set for protection. At year's end, I make new sets of DVDs.
Keep in mind today's technology will soon be out of date. Does your computer even have a SCSI ports for that harddrive you bought years ago? Who can still read a 5 1/4" floppy? Was your storage device formatted for your system? Keep your archives refreshed with latest technology for a good night's sleep. Boo!
Tell us your system to protect and back-up your images in the comment section.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
If you do not already have a google account, you will need to make one.
It is free, and it only takes a minute.
Enter your existing email account. you can use whatever password you like. The same as your email account or different.
If you have trouble reading the Word Verification, give it a shot. If incorrect, it'll give you a new word to try. Be sure to check the Terms of Service (read the link if you have never done so before). Then click the Continue button.
Enter your new password, and click on the accept invitation button.
You now have an account ready to make a new post. See that blue "New Post" button? click it! You can also edit your profile, add an avatar (little image) or customize your settings.
Had you clicked the "New Post" button, this is what you will see. Always give your blog entries a "Title". If you wish to include images, I suggest you add them first, then add the text.
To add hyperlinks, type some text you wish to appear as a link, then click the little globe with chain links in front of it. In the pop-up paste the entire URL, including the http:// part
Keywords help to organize entries. Please use them.
You can click "Save Now" to save a draft that you can add to later, or you can "Publish Post" if you are ready for prime time viewing.
Check your blog entry by viewing the blog. If there seems to be a problem, you can edit the post right then. If you are having problems, email me, and I'll try to straighten out the post - but you;ll have to tell me what you wanted it to look like.
In order to post your own entry to this blog, you'll need to be invited. Just email email@example.com if you have not received an invitation yet.
you then should receive an email inviting you to join. The subject line reads, " You have been invited to contribute to Eric's blog." The email says it is from "Eric" with a firstname.lastname@example.org address.
Here is an example of what it looks like. The link here is no good unless you have email email@example.com
Theuser Eric has invited you to contribute to the blog: Artists' Guild Photography Section.
To contribute to this blog, visit:
You'll need to sign in with ato confirm the invitation and start posting to this blog. If you don't have a Google Account yet, we'll show you how to get one in minutes.
To learn more about Blogger and starting your own free blog visit http://www.blogger.com.
So all you need to do next is click that link in the email!
Friday, October 17, 2008
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Jeremy DeWeese. I am a photographer in St. Louis with an emphasis on Advertising, Corporate, and Editorial Photography. I am also the President of the local chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers). As President of ASMP, it has been my hearts ambition to unite the photographers of this city and create a collective energy amongst the creatives of this great town.
I present to you, the "24 Hour Cure, St. Louis in a day for the A.D.A." Through this project we will bring together photographers from all creative backgrounds. We will come together on November 7th and blanket this city with a flury of photographic energy that will call us forward to document St. Louis on a scale that has never been accomplished before now.
An exhibition will follow that will share our success with the public. Creation of the exhibition will be carefully guided by a powerful duo of highly trained photo editors with illustrious backgrounds.
Lynden Steele, currently a picture editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has come to us from a position as White House Photo Editor in January.
Sid Hastings, freelance Photo Editor, has held positions at many top publications, including National Geographic Society, he was a Senior Picture Editor at Corbis, and Assistant Director of Photography at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sid now runs his own freelance business where he serves as a picture editor, multimedia producer, photographic mangager, and photographer.
Proceeds from the sale of the images on exhibition will go to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Potentially, the images we create during this event will also be published, and subsequent proceeds will benefit the A.D.A.
This is an opportunity for photographers of this community to come together as one and take on a purpose that is higher than themselves as an individual. It is an opportunity to create and become inspired by what they are creating, all while benefiting a worthy cause.
Many of you either have diabetes, know someone with diabetes, or in some way been touched by the pain and affliction that diabetes has created. Over 20 million people in America have the disease. Another 41 million have pre-diabetes. You may have it, and don't even know it. The cause of Diabetes is a mystery, but with the help of organizations like the American Diabetes Association, researchers are working diligently to find a cure. Your participation in this event will further the cause of the American Diabetes Association and the contribution of your generous efforts will have a lasting, immeasurable effect.
From a personal perspective, I am dedicating this event to my late grandfather. His name was Marvin R DeWeese. Diabetes took him when I was a young age. The impact is that I did not have the benefit of my grandfather when growing up. You may have had a similar experience. I urge you to participate and dedicate this event to someone who is important to you.
Please RSVP as soon as possible. When you do, include your t-shirt size so that we can get them ordered. The pre-meeting for the November 7 shooting event will be October 27 (location yet to be determined, based on number of participants). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 22, preferrably earlier. Feel free to share this email with as many people as you'd like, the causes of generous giving and building a community are worth passing on!
Shooting Date: November 7-8 from 9am-9am
Pre-Meeting to discuss assignments: October 27 (location will be emailed at a closer date once we determine size of participating group)
Cost of participation and submission of images: $25, includes a t-shirt with event logo, all proceeds will go toward supporting exhibition and A.D.A.
Payment can be made by check to 24 Hour Cure. Payments can also be made via paypal:
If you are paying by check, please mail to:
24 Hour Cure
c/o Jeremy DeWeese
901 Washington Avenue Unit 604
Saint Louis, Mo 63101
please RSVP by October 22 so that we can prepare for pre-meeting and get the announcement out about location of meeting.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
November 23, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Exhibit Series: Visual Expressions
National, juried competition of photography. Digital entry only. All pics must depict something man-made. Essential element in piece must focus on man made objects such as architecture/structures, bridges, signs, roads, vehicles, gardens, etc.
Juror: Bea Nettles Professor in Art & Design, University of Illinois
Prospectus coming soon
Saint Louis Artists Guild Opening
Opening: November 23, 2008, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
National juried competition of photography. Essential element in piece must focus on man-made objects such as architecture/structures, bridges, signs, roads, vehicles, gardens, etc.
This national, juried photography exhibition of man-made objects only (examples: architecture, signs, vehicles, gardens) will explore the 2-D depiction of 3-D objects. This competitive exhibition will examine a variety of traditional and contemporary photographic techniques that will expose audiences to the breadth and depth of photography.
Digital entries only. All pics must depict something man-made.
Juror: Bea Nettles Professor in Art & Design, University of Illinois