This may not be a tutorial, but if it can save you from the STRESS and SLEEPLESS night I just had, this tip may be more valuable than most.
TIP: SLOW DOWN, TAKE YOUR TIME, and MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR ORIGINALS…
Uggh, I had heard that a million times. But until last night, thought I was invulnerable. I had spent hours editing photos of my kids with 2 of their friends at a scenic, historic area (we walked for miles to get all these pictures). I took some incredible ones of my friend and her kids. I was so excited to give them to her. I edited them all with care. And finished at 12:30am.
I then deleted all the originals, as I always do when it is personal stuff (not enough room to store them on. BUT since I shot RAW (which I never usually do) and the files were so big, I emptied the recycle bin before exiting too.
Anyway – turns out, when I selected the originals to delete, I accidently grabbed most from the session too. I am dizzy and tired. All night I stayed up trying to retrieve these from the computer. And when that did not work, tried getting thr deleted RAWs back from the CF card. NO LUCK. I have to call my friend. These were amazing shots of her with her daughters and of my kids with hers. UGGH….
I got lucky and a few of my one daughter Jenna escaped this fatality. Here is one to share. You will never see the rest – as they are gone.
Please learn from this terrible MISTAKE!!!!! Slow down, take your time, and save your originals… JUST IN CASE.
I just noticed that I forgot my usual frame and watermark… Guess that is the lack of sleep talking.