Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hosting Upgraded

All-right! I have managed to get the hosting package on my main site updated from a basic personal plan to a business plan. This means more storage space and more bandwidth (not that I'm using that much) plus more reliable performance. It also means additional cost, but that's to be expected.

I'll be starting to upload all my photos (meaning all the best ones, not every single one) and organising things into folders and such to share with the world. In my experience, more images with descriptions means more people are likely to visit the site - which can be a good thing or a bad thing.

This also means that I need to be taking more photos. This is fine with me as it is what I want to do plus I have all the fancy new gear to play with.

Speaking of new gear, I do have a small issue with flashes. I've been buying Yongnuo YN460 flashes which are pretty cheap and they have worked out pretty good for the most part (review / tutorial coming soon). The problem is that I want three of them. I bought one, liked it, then bought two more. Turns out that one of them was DOA but because I didn't get around to testing them for a few months I wasn't able to get it replaced.

Recently I bought another one and this one arrived faulty. It works in the sense that it turns on and the flash fires if you press the "test" button but the trigger on the bottom does not respond. So neither the camera nor the wireless triggers will make the flash go off, rendering it useless. I corresponded with the seller who said they'd send a replacement (I think) so now I'm waiting for the replacement one to arrive. I offered to send the faulty one back to them to which they asked how much shipping would be. I sent them a message saying how much it was and have not had a reply, so not 100% sure what's going on.

Hopefully they'll send a replacement, but will wait and see. Might need to buy another one from another seller.

Lucky I am patient.

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