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Storing Lightroom Photos on Network Drive

Posted April 3rd, 2014 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on Storing Lightroom Photos on Network Drive

** UPDATE 04/15/2014 **
It’s still permissions based.  I messed with a lot of permissions and security settings trying to get this stupidity working.  I *think* the last change was on the Pictures folder -> Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> I added the user Everyone, gave that user full control; and included inheritable permissions.  y’probably shouldn’t do this on anything but a private network.

At my day job we photograph a lot of products, events, “things” if you will.  These photos are most useful when properly keyworded and sorted.

That’s only useful if the photos can be accessed and searched from other computers.  No problem, right?

I do the majority of the photography at my day job, I’m pretty good at keywording and sorting photos so when someone needs a photo of this part number, I can find it fast.  I wanted to give the Graphic Designer the same power.

So, I thought, no big deal.  Share “My Pictures” on my Windows 7 computer with the iMac and import to Lightroom using Add.  Well.  That didn’t work.  *videos* would import, but photos would display as “image preview not available” and the import would fail with some report of corrupt files; Finder could preview the files without problem.

So.  To fix this frustrating and stupid problem, I moved “My Pictures” folder from c:\users\username\my pictures  to c:\pictures setup the share again, and it worked.

Either lightroom doesn’t like the space in the path, or Windows has stupid share settings that caused the problem.

 

Either way, I can now import to the iMac Lightroom catalog from the share on the Windows 7 computer.




A heavenly glow

Posted October 12th, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on A heavenly glow

Heavenly Glow by Chris Wilkinson (spinphoto) on 500px.com

 
Heavenly Glow by Chris Wilkinson




Tidal Bore Time Lapse, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Posted May 23rd, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on Tidal Bore Time Lapse, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.




April fool. I was hacked.

Posted April 4th, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on April fool. I was hacked.

— update —
Look like all is well.  I can start working on 50mm Friday again.  I owe you some.

 

My wordpress installation is broken, hacked on April 1st; I was able to recover fairly quickly, however, they did significant amount of damage by removing all of the files from my blog, so, all of my photos are missing.  I’ll try to contact the web host to see if they can restore from a backup.  We’ll see.  If not, I’ll have to start over, or try to remember what I had already used for 50mm Friday

 

 




50mm Friday No. 12 – Don’t Be Alarmed

Posted February 10th, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on 50mm Friday No. 12 – Don’t Be Alarmed

1/80-F4-400




50mm Friday No. 11 – Matt Andersen

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on 50mm Friday No. 11 – Matt Andersen

I’m not making any new content with a 50mm lens.  Admittedly, this makes me feel a little guilty.   The good thing, though, is every Friday I file through my archive of photos captured using the 50mm F1.8 II and occasionally find some stuff that doesn’t suck.
This is Matt Andersen playing at the Delta Ballroom during the 2011 East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

1/400 F4 ISO400




It’s a trap! 50mm Friday

Posted January 27th, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on It’s a trap! 50mm Friday

It's a trap!

1/320, F3.5 ISO250

A dip into the file archives from 2008 for today’s 50mm Friday.  Captured on a fishing wharf in September, a wharf cat peers from within the maze of netting.  Spectacular eyes.

 




50mm Friday

Posted January 23rd, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on 50mm Friday

On Friday night I volunteered at a benefit concert in Charlottetown.  It’s another Friday where I didn’t provide a 50mm Friday photo.  But, I did make this photo on a Friday using the 50mm.

So, it wins.

 

This is Donnie Bowers from Vintage 2.0 performing at the benefit dance for Shayna Conway, the Craswell Family, and Maclean Family.

50mm F2.2 1/60s 1600

F2.2 1/60 @ 1600




“Your 50mm Friday Sucks”

Posted January 16th, 2012 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on “Your 50mm Friday Sucks”

“Your 50mm Friday Sucks” – SD

I know. A list of excuses:Distraction

  • A busy Christmas sidelined 50mm Friday.  So busy I forgot.
  • The acquisition of an xBox and then Battlefield 3.
  • The XBOX is connected to my editing display, when necessary.
  • Back problems, I rarely carry my camera bag daily.  Back is better now.

None of them, except for back issues, are really great reasons for sucking.

1/60s, ISO1600, F8 with 12mm extension tube.

 

 

 




50mm Friday Dogs don’t need riders.

Posted November 19th, 2011 by Chris Wilkinson with Comments Off on 50mm Friday Dogs don’t need riders.

Today’s 50mm Friday was captured using the Canon 30D and 50mm 1.8 at F4, 1/125 of a second, ISO1600.  The crop is significant, cropped from landscape to portrait to improve composition, then slightly cropped to make the subject larger.

I have included the landscape version, cropped to straighten only.  Which do you prefer?