An incompetent photographer

At the wedding there was a photographer. He did his thing and the next day sent a link to an online album. My daughter and new husband could order prints of those they liked.
She sent me the link and the password. I took a look wondering if there was a way of removing the watermark. There was not. Then I looked again at the password.
I went up a directory to the photographer’s main album which is visible to anyone. All the albums he had were there – weddings, xmas family photos and more.

The password for each and every one of them was the surname of the featured people. The password was there in plain sight and if other customers had a clue they could look at what are meant to be photos that are privately shared.

I’ve msg’d my daughter and told her. I said she should demand the photographer change the password. If he does not then I’ll name him.

The Doxie Q scanner

A project for this year is to scan all the photo negatives I have and to upload the digitised images to Smugmug after sharing them with my girls. First though I wanted to address the physical photos I have.

These date back to before we were married and cover many holidays, school sports days (in those times when you could take a camera) and lots of just family photos.

I saw a mention of the Doxie Q scanner on Daring Fireball. It looked to be just the job so I gave Amazon money and they sent it.

My eldest took the photo albums from the bookcase and the scanner. Her partner scanned them all in. 858 photos. When she brought everything back I mentioned the negatives, looked in the garage and found more photo albums. So I scanned and uploaded them.

Myself and the girls now have over 1200 images which now include more holidays, school photos. All digitised, all secure on Sumgmug and they have download links to save them locally.

It’s more than good to look back and see the Jacqui I wish was still here – she could walk, swim, play … and it’s good that the girls have that too. I found a lovely pic of her in the pile too.

I’ll never post any pics here. The privacy of my two daughters is not mine to violate. Their names are not on this site so there is no way I’ll post their pics, esp of when they were younger. And Jacqui’s pic is for me to see.

Anyway – the Doxie Q. Highly recommended. Very easy to use, good results. As they used to say “It does exactly what it says on the tin”.

But you did not see this.

Forever seeing ads for Luminar on facebook. Here’s the latest:

My problem is that you didn’t see that lower image.
That is not what your eyes saw.

So why buy software to manipulate pictures to create something that did not exist for you?

Why are you pretending?

ITAP: Caterpillar

I got a new iPod Touch last week and the biggest change to my 2nd gen which it replaces is the camera.

caterpillarOoodles better than the Blackberry camera (I have a Bold from late 2009), so much that the thought of buying an iphone crossed my mind this morning…

Zoom more?

The foxes will curl up in the middle of the garden and sleep, they will also stretch out and appear to be asleep. But I can’t get close enough.

I’m using a Tamron 70-300mm and right outside the back door this is the full view.

And this is as close as it will focus. Ignore the fact it isn’t in focus – the point was how much of the frame I can fill with his face.

Is another lens the only way I can get closer or would a converter be a good route?

Another post with fox in the title.

These are taken using the Sport mode and the remote control. This is why they are slightly wonky, out of focus and the foxes don’t look relaxed (relatively speaking). A robin swooped in for one – pity it didn’t focus better.

And two closer cropped from above:

These were all taken with the Canon 50/1.8 and have not been altered apart from resizing/cropping.