This is a crappy photo of Mike and I dressed up as Gomez and Morticia Addams for Halloween. It is crappy quality because I took it with my phone. It is the only picture in this post because I am what people like to call a “fucking idiot”.
As someone who is relatively new to photography, I have made quite a few newbie blunders. Let me outline them for you here so that you don’t follow in my footsteps.
1) I failed to format my Compactflash cards: I didn’t even know that was a thing and now they’re all corrupted or something. It’s the worst.
2) I failed to immediately upload my pictures onto my computer, thinking (or not thinking) that they would be safe on my now-corrupted storage cards.
3) I deleted pictures directly off my camera instead of waiting, like a normal, patient person, to delete them after they had been uploaded (which, again, I did not even do). This causes something call “backfill”, which basically means that your camera is trying to replace old pictures with new pictures and that fucks everything.
4) I did not do the right research before hand and now I’m all butt-hurt about it. For god’s sake people, read this. It will save you later.
I hope everyone had a happy halloween, I’m going to go cry in the street and then rewatch Old Greg.