I have been meaning to mention an amazing purchase for months now, but every time I stop by here I forget. Note to self, write down good ideas I want to share!  I had purchased a gadget that I hadn't heard much personal feedback on, it sounded a little too good to be true and you know what they say about too good to be true--it's usually just that.  This gadget though proved to be better than I anticipated (and you know that never happens, right?) I bought something called an Eye-Fi and if you are someone like me that takes a zillion photos each day or even at a time, this little gadget will blow.your.mind. It's perfect for both the lazy + the procrastinator and yes, I suppose it can be a darn right Godsend for those that have no more time in their schedules for one more menial task. Are you ready for what this thing does? It's pretty brilliant.  You stick the Eye-fi in your card reader slot in your camera (it will become your new card reader) and shoot. Once you are ready to download instead of stopping everything and either plugging in a usb cord or plugging into your card reader all you need to do is set the camera down and it will download to your computer quite magically; anywhere you like, (I have mine set to download to an external hard drive). You can pre-name your files in advanced so you know what you downloaded + you can have the reader re-format with each download (meaning you can erase images once you download) so you always have a card reader with space available on it!   I used to have to find my usb cord (which was always in some obscure place in my studio, plug it in sit and download, the Eye-fi makes this all happen behind the scenes. The other day I had multiple shoots--editorial, Souvenir Foto School class, products for the shop and of course my pups and all I needed to do was sit the camera down and it connected to my computer and downloaded. They recently added a camera raw option reader which they didn't have when I bought mine.  They have great customer service, because I had questions, many questions because I don't follow directions well and they were patient and walked me through it (for the record it did not sound like they were rolling their eyes at all either). You can visit their site and watch a short video on how it works, but suffice to say it's pretty simple even I figured it out! 

How about you? Do you have a gadget I should know about? Does this sound like an invention for a terribly lazy person? Or does this sound awesome?

P.S. This is an older photo, but I am working on new Photoshop actions and re-editing some older photographs. I haven't seen a rose since we moved here, so this made me a little wistful. In Los Angeles flowers are always blooming, especially roses.  These were stolen from my neighbors front yard, she had so many of them that she never missed the ones I heisted.

little lady (October 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM)  

I just added this to my "must get!" list. Thanks so much for sharing!

Miss B. (October 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM)  

Oh, I think you will like it very much! Let me know what you think:)

Victoria Harvey (November 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM)  

BEYOUND HAPPY!!!Thz for ur wonderful help!!! ..my heart leaps w/ joy...wishing you all the sucsess for your craft!

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