Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Preventing your photos from being lost while traveling

Sandisk Compact Flash Memory CardIt's happened to me and many photographers I've known over the years since digital took over from film photography. It even happened to me just last year. Has it ever happened to you?

I'm talking about memory card failure while traveling.

Fortunately, I've lost very few photos, but others I know haven't been so lucky. Losing precious images you've carefully crafted while traveling can be especially disagreeable because travelers often never return to many locations, especially when away on one of those “once in a lifetime” trips, the really special journeys.

Whether I'm on a two week jaunt to some exotic locale, a day trip to a local wildlife refuge, or any kind of photo shoot, long or short, I take the same measured precautions to protect the images I've made.

Photography Exhibition: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Modernist Photography 1910–1950

Nude by Edward WestonThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, periodically has terrific photographic exhibitions. Their current my photography exhibit, Modernist Photography 1910–1950 features approximately 40 American modernist photographs representing highlights from the Museum's own collections.

If you're in the Boston area, this exhibition is well worth visiting.

This exhibition will run through July 3, 2011.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Have JetBlue and the Port Authority gone off the deep end?

Philadelphia International Airport at DawnA late December snow storm in the northeastern US caused havoc at airports from Washington north through Boston. The northeast storm caused delays and cancellations across the US, and seriously affected international flights.

The storm was a tough one, to be sure. At one time or another, seven major northeastern airports were closed due to the snow, some for more than a day. No where, it seems, was affected more than New York City's airports. At John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport (JFK), commonsense seems to have been thrown out the window more than anywhere else.

Photography Exhibition: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Naked City

Weegee [Arthur H. Fellig], Hollywood Premier, 1953, Gelatin silver printThe Florida Museum of Photographic Arts holds some of the best photographic exhibitions in the southern United States. Their current exhibition Naked City: Photographs from the Vassar College's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a wonderful exhibition of many major photographers of the twentieth century.

The exhibition runs through January 29, 2011.