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Keeping Your Memory Cards Healthy

Keeping Your Memory Cards Healthy

KEH has published a helpful primer on memory cards that describes the different types, common error codes you might come across when using them, and how to take care of them:

Memory cards are quite sturdy and commonly expected to work through one million read/write/erase cycles. The weakest part of the card is the connectors however, and should withstand around 10,000 insertions/removals into a camera or card reader.

No matter which type of card (CF I&II, SD, XD, SM, MS, etc.) your camera takes, it’s a good idea to format it on a regular basis. While it may not happen often, these little cards of information can fail and reach the end of their life unexpectedly. To keep your card in good health, format it in the camera from time to time. (I format my card after every major download). This clears up the card and erases all of the data. Of course make sure that you have downloaded and saved onto a computer all of the files on the card before formatting.

Since the number of insert/remove cycles a card can handle is far less than the number of read/write cycles, it’s very important to handle your cards gently in order to prolong their lifespan.

Memory Cards: Compatibility, Error Codes, and Health (via Photojojo)

Image credit: 4GB Memory card by Jorge Quinteros

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February 28, 2012 at 12:55AM


Guy Photoshops Celebs Into His Annual Holiday Party Photos

Every year, graphic designer Everett Hiller and his wife throw a party during the holiday season. Afterwards, Hiller Photoshops the photographs captured at the gathering before sending them out to friends and family. He doesn’t just fix white balance and removed red eye, but instead sneakily Photoshops various celebrities into the shots. Hiller finds source images of celebrities by doing a search on Google Images for the name — ranging from presidents to movie stars — and uses certain keywords (e.g. “dinner” or “I met”) to find candid/amateur shots. Photoshopping the celebs into the photos takes about 45 minutes to do.

Here’s a brief explanation of his technique:

I start by finding photos that at least match the basic lighting conditions such as a flash used and general picture quality. Then I mask out the layer to my liking. Then I use the Replace Color tool under Adjust Image to match the color. I try to match the highlight tone and the shadow tones. If I absolutely need to then I will use the match color tool, but I don’t usually have much luck with it.

You can find more of these images over in this online album.

Holiday Party 2011 (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Everett Hiller and used with permission

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February 22, 2012 at 01:11AM


Maddie the Coonhound Balancing on Things Across the US

Atlanta-based photographer Theron Humphrey is currently on a year-long trip through each of America’s 50 states, and is using a unique photo project idea to document it: he has his coonhound named Maddie — his travelling companion — balance on various things in the different places they visit. The photoblog has the tagline “a super serious project about dogs and physics”, and features Maddie standing on everything from mailboxes to shopping carts.

Maddie the Coonhound (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Theron Humphrey and used with permission

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February 11, 2012 at 01:12AM


Wearable Landscape Photographs as Summer Fashion

It’s not uncommon to see photographs printed onto clothing, but Milan-based Marios‘ new Nowhere summer collection takes it to a whole new level. Many of the pieces in the collection feature landscape photographs printed across the entire garment.

You can check out the entire collection here. Could “wearable landscape photographs” be an emerging trend in the fashion world?

Summer 12 Nowhere by Marios (via Design for Mankind via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Kuba Dabrowski/Marios

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January 20, 2012 at 06:11AM


Beautiful Photos of IKEA Kitchen Items Neatly Arranged

IKEA scored a viral advertising hit in 2010 when it released a cookbook with photographs by Carl Kleiner showing the ingredients of each recipe neatly arranged on a table. Now, the Swedish furniture company has teamed up with the photographer and stylist Evelina Kleiner again for a series of photographs showing kitchen items in beautiful arrangements.

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Image credits: Photographs by Carl Kleiner

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January 20, 2012 at 01:58AM


Double: A Blue Sky and White Vapor Trail

Upon first glance, the photograph Double by photographer Katsuhiro Saiki might look like some sort of abstract modern painting of a blue canvas divided by a thin white line. Look a little closer, and you’ll find that it’s actually a photograph of the sky divided neatly in half by an airplane vapor trail.

Yay for minimalism!

Double by Katsuhiro Saiki (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by Katsuhiro Saiki and used with permission

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January 11, 2012 at 01:56AM


Photos of Artwork Created From Nature

Walter Mason of Berlin, Germany shot these beautiful photographs of land art he created. Land art is abstract artwork created using natural materials found outdoors.

You can find more of Mason’s artwork here.

Land Art by Walter Mason (via Photojojo)

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