Photographer’s review of the 2018 Mac mini 6 Core i7 – Do you need an eGPU?

I occasionally like to write a blog post that is helpful to photographers in general. I recently decided to sell my 5k 27” iMac and upgrade to a 2018 Mac mini 6 Core i7. Until 2018 the Mac mini was really slow and not something a professional photographer with large Lightroom and Photoshop images would really want to use. However, things have changed significantly, with the latest 2018 models. The Mac mini is now a very powerful desktop class computer with some exceptions I will discuss below. What’s great about the new Mac mini 2018 for photographers The new 2018 Mac …

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Taking family pictures to the next level with all prime lenses like the Nikon 85mm f1.4G

For several years now I’ve used my Nikon 85mm f1.4 prime lens primarily for weddings and engagement pictures. My other workhorse lens was the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens. This is considered an excellent lens and it should be as much as it costs. It focuses very quickly, and it gives a fantastic range for family pictures. I could shoot the whole group and still get nice close up portraits of individuals and the kids. The longer I do photography the pickier I get about wanting a certain look to the pictures. I want that really soft Bokeh or out of focus background …

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Backup strategies for a professional photographer ver. 2

A while back a wrote a post about my backup strategy, but I’ve changed my workflow significantly since then so I thought I needed to make an updated post.  This should be helpful to anyone trying to figure out how to keep the precious images, we as professional photographers take, safe from accidental loss or deletion.  Backup is one of the most important things a photographer needs to do. First of all, I forget who said it, but if you don’t have a digital image in at least 3 places you don’t really have it.  You should have 3 copies …

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