Well Christmas is over and the new iMac is taking shape. It hasn’t been too much of a struggle… there is a lot of help out there if only you know where to look! I have jumped various hurdles, like setting the My Book Thunderbolt Duo into Raid 1 so that it automatically backs up all my photos, getting the network printer online and linking to my networked Buffalo drive was a struggle but most of it was a doodle. Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC with Google Nik’s collection and Portrait Professional are all on and linked up which was surprisingly easy. 🙂
I am still struggling to import my my previous LR5 PC Catalog and hitting a brick wall as it all seems to be working until the last moment when it comes up with an undefined error! That isn’t too much of a problem whilst I still have my old Laptop working but before too long that will be getting the heave-ho so it is a job I must finish before too long.
I worked my first shoot on the machine after the Surrey whizz on Puttenham Common a couple of days ago. I can’t tell you how much difference this machine made! Downloading 20Gigs of photos took about 7 min and I finished all the post production in about 4 hours… and that was despite not being particularly familiar with the trackpad and the mechanics of the iMac. The day itself was lovely with good light and no complaints from me for a change!
I am getting more work for the New Year and still working on the new Web site that, I hope, is going to make my life so much easier. My resolution for 2014 is to get Nick Anderson Photographic onto a much more commercial footing.