fsc3png___09_04_2009_02_14_13We were pleased to see that with their latest shipment our suppliers have announced that the blue folders we use to protect our photographs are now FSC ‘Credit Certified’.

Photography & being environmentally friendly are very rarely discussed together. As a business we do the usual with, for example, energy saving display lights & keeping the heating running efficiently.

However, we’ve been lead up dead ends. We’ve tried The Radiator Booster featured on Dragons Den but found as we had efficient convecting radiators anyway they didn’t help with the heating. They were also environmentally ‘unfriendly’ with the noise the fans made!

So if it is just knowing our folders come from sustainably managed forests then we can be a little happier. With looking after our environment every bit helps!

Facebook

May 1, 2009

Maddison

Maddison

Photographs of the gorgeous Maddison are now on Facebook for her friends & family to enjoy.

This is a new service we are delighted to offer to customers. If you would like pictures you’ve purchased from us put on our Facebook page just ask!

During May we’re doing it for free so don’t hang around!

Laptop repair

April 9, 2009

zoostorm2It just shows how we rely on technology in the photography profession that the first blog post is about computers rather than pictures!

The display on the Zoostorm laptop we use for customer to view their pictures went faulty recently. Unfortunately it was just a month out of warranty so the ‘manufacturer’, PC Next Day Ltd wasn’t much help apart from recommending Micro Nano Information Technology as the people they use for repairs.

I am quite wary who I deal with on the internet & couldn’t find any reviews of their work using Google but as they were recommended & seemed to know what they were talking about off went the laptop. After a week they let me know it had been repaired so I transfered the repair fee over to their bank account (they don’t take cards) & had a fixed computer back this morning.

In case you’re wondering they charged £140 inc. VAT & carriage for replacement of the video chips. The only minor problem I had was connecting back onto our network (for security we don’t use wireless) as our network settings had been erased. However, I’ve been caught out like that before so I had made a note of the DNS settings, popping them back in fixed the problem.

So I can recommend Micro Nano Information Technology of Telford but am rather disappointed with Zoostorm laptops. By the way, it is a rebadged Mitac.