The D850, Nikon's replacement for the D810, has finally arrived!

The D850, Nikon's replacement for the D810, has finally arrived!

The long wait for the successor to Nikon's D810 has finally arrived as the [D850][1]. While the wait has been long, the trusty D810 has stood up beautifully to the test of time, a testament to Nikon's quality. That said, the last major release was the D800 in 2012 (the D810 was an incremental upgrade), and in that timespan we've seen new competing models from both Canon and Sony, so time was quickly running out for Nikon. Fortunately, Nikon has once again stepped up the game and delivered above its competitors with the [new D850][2]. Here are a few highlights of the new camera.

Finance Tips for Freelancers from a Former Wall Street Banker-Part 1

Finance Tips for Freelancers from a Former Wall Street Banker-Part 1

Transitioning from the cut throat world of Investment Banking with intense number crunching, all nighters, and hard to meet deadlines to the commercial photography industry filled with freelancers, creatives, and entrepreneurs is quite a stark change. Personalities and career strengths differ completely. Institutional settings and hierarchical structures are complete opposites. However, for me, one of the single biggest differences and challenges between these two work environments has been tackling the payment structure.

In the past, I counted on the consistent bi-weekly paycheck being directly deposited into my bank account and the big performance bonus at the end of the fiscal year. Now, I find myself chasing after invoices overdue by 90+ days without a solid structure in place by which to receive timely payments. My most valuable asset, my time, has been exerted trying to collect overdue payments to keep my accounts receivable balance in check rather than applying my energy to its best use - to enhance and expand my business.

Finances really are the life of a company, so one needs to understand how to manage them. Equally as important is knowing one's rights as a freelancer in regards to collecting payment. In attempting to tackle this issue, I have learned a vast amount of information and a few techniques to help manage my business’ finances and invoice collections that I would like to pass on in hopes of helping you. Today, I will start with the first bit of information which is actually a new law put into place in New York City.

Sync Your Keyboard Shortcuts & Recipes in Capture One Pro

Sync Your Keyboard Shortcuts & Recipes in Capture One Pro

Have you ever created a specific processing recipe for a client or a new keyboard shortcut, and then realized it's not available because you're on a different computer? Well have no fear and put your USB flash drives down, since today I'll provide a solution using Dropbox and a few Terminal commands that has worked like magic for me. As a digital tech, you should always be looking for ways to improve your workflow and efficiency, and this is one easy way to do just that.

10 Basic Terminal Commands Every Digital Tech Should Know

10 Basic Terminal Commands Every Digital Tech Should Know

One of the great aspects of the Mac OS is its FreeBSD roots, which provides a UNIX-like operating system under the hood. If our usual graphical interface is like driving a car from the driver's seat, we're going to learn to pop the hood and work directly on the engine. Once you discover this side of the Mac, you'll find a whole new level of power and control available to you.

Knowing how to utilize the Terminal on the Mac is an extremely important skill for any digital tech or DIT. In this post, I'll get you started with 10 commands that I find the most useful, along with a few additional commands. 

Dear Producer - 8 Workflow Tips from Your Digital Tech

Producers are the unsung heroes within the photo industry. Ensuring every aspect of the shoot runs flawlessly and all crew members are kept happy during hectic shoots is a daunting task they take upon themselves. They are up early and usually the last to turn out the lights at the end of the day.

The one area that I find really separates the average or good producers from the great ones, is how they handle the digital workflow communication between the digital tech and the client. Too often the details of this vital operation are overlooked. In this post, I’ll cover the steps that every producer should utilize to keep the digital tech working efficiently and accurately.

Why the Internet is Going Down...

A depiction of the outages caused by today’s attacks on Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company. Source: Level3 Communications

A depiction of the outages caused by today’s attacks on Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company. Source: Level3 Communications

If you've heard the news today about large portions of the Internet being down due to cyberattacks, you'll be interested in this article from Bruce Schneier, posted last month, which predicted what's happening today. It has been an ongoing issue and continues to worsen.

Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

If you are really interested in the current affairs of the Internet security world, I highly suggest reading Krebs on Security.

 

J.CREW FASHION WEEK PRESENTATION FALL/WINTER 2014

You begin before the sun rises and work at a furious pace without room for error, but there’s nothing like the thrill of being part of a flawless production that showcases the latest designs of the brilliant minds behind J.Crew. BitPix Digital is proud to have been one part of an amazing crew and behind-the-scenes team!

Jenna, Tom and Frank give us a look behind-the-scenes at our presentation.