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- St. Augustine Beach Scene February 29, 2016
Monthly Archives: September 2014
The Photograper's Workflow, describes how he, as a professional photographer, maintains his archives and Lightroom catalogs. While for the non-professional it may be a bit over the top, it was for me, an amateur hobbyist, the best $30 I ever spent. Now, I can find what I'm looking for. I always have a complete back-up on a different disk. I have a file naming system and a workflow that can be as efficient as I need it to be. Now, when I import photos from my camera card, I automatically make a back-up to separate hard drive. Next, I cull - flagging those to delete (still have the back-up though, just in case). Then I re-name in a day_month_year_Shoot name_hour_minute_second format. Next, I add in the Key Words. Then, I go through the thumbnails again - assigning stars and color codes. As an amateur, I didn't follow all of Gavin's advice, but those suggestions that I have adopted have made my life much, much easier. For those of you out there who are compulsively super-organized, I kneel in reverence - but that isn't me.The age of the digital photo brought with it a need for organization. Snap, Snap, Snap - an image here, an image there and suddenly we have lots of images. While we continue to shoot and process, our files grow - chaotically. Suddenly, between projects, we start looking for fondly remembered images and thinking that "they must be in here somewhere". Finally, I have perfected a workflow. I owe my recent sense of organization to a British photographer, Gavin Gough whose e-book
This is a composite image - a grating from a train platform in Massachusetts and a 400 year old terracotta bust of an African princess that I found in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I printed the finished image on 20x30 canvas and now have it hanging next to my computer. It's dark and I'm not entirely happy with it and may make some modifications and give it another go - perhaps printing a smaller version on soft paper.
I began this blog over two years ago thinking in terms of Eclectic Photography. Last year, I found myself interested in other things and didn't post for several months. Then, I decided to broaden the scope and changed the tag - first to Just for Fun, then to This and That, and finally back to the Eclectic Photograper which, from a glance at my Albums, will seem quite fitting to most viewers. I'm a firm believer that the 'best camera' is the one that I have with me. At the moment, I shoot mostly with my Nikon 7100 but generally leave my 18-200mm lens in the bag. I worked for a time with the 50mm Nikor 1.8 but found I wanted to pull back a bit more. So now, I'm working with a Nikor 35mm 1.8 which I really like.