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Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges
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This presentation was prepared as a base for discussion amongst a couple of photographers in Munich, meeting an evening to discuss why they take pictures, how they keep them in order, what their …

This presentation was prepared as a base for discussion amongst a couple of photographers in Munich, meeting an evening to discuss why they take pictures, how they keep them in order, what their workflow is, and what software is in use.

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  • 1. Photography: Exchanging goals, experiences, ideas, and challenges Kaj Arnö München 20.1.2011torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 2. Overview • Capture • Share • Process • Store • Backup • Show • Printtorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 3. Goals: Why take pictures? • Capture beauty • Aid memory • Strengthen relationships • Establish contacts • Manage possessions • Plan activities • Save time • Support life goalstorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 4. Where to use pictures • Presentations (Keynote) • Picasa, Flickr, Facebook • Blogs, web pages • Slide shows • iPad, iPod, iPhone • Print: Books, posters • Photo frames • As giftstorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 5. Photo Life Cycle: From Capture To View • Shorten calendar time • Lessen effort • Increase quality • Reduce risk of loss • Have more fun • Be more creativetorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 6. Issue 1: Photos not in use • Best photos not in use • not available • not identi ed • not tagged • not described • not easily found • not consistently backed uptorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 7. Issue 2: Time misspent • Too many new pics, too little using old pics • Too little ”marketing” • Not sharing enough • Wishful thinking on editing ambitions • Too much HDRtorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 8. Issue 3: Lack of IT skills • Which software to use for what purpose • How to avoid tying work effort to a dead end • What format, what resolution to use when • How to acquire ef ciency in routines, to release the creativitytorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 9. My primary tool: Lightroom 2 • Tag pictures • ***** best ones • Delete crappy ones • Adjust horizon, light • Crop • Upload to FB, fr, Picasa • Move from internal HD to external HD • Output in desired resolution as JPGtorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 10. High-end editing: Photoshop CS4 • Print formatting • Posters (help lines) • HDR merge • Shadows & highlights • Complex cropping • Transparent PNGs • Complex format conversionstorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 11. Print design: InDesign CS4 • Photo Book • But I don’t know where to get the book printed so that it has a ”spine” • Blurb? • Magazine design • Don’t know where to print, if print < 100 • Business cards, invitations etc.torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 12. Text & pics: OmniGraf e • Describing thoughts • ”A picture is worth a thousand words” • Combining text and picturestorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 13. Presentations: Keynote • ”Classic” presentations • Detail-directed slideshows (seldom) • Films (export as Quickview)torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 14. Never: iPhoto • Dislike: Duplicating pics • Dislike: Condescending • Dislike: Not 100.000 pics • Like: Face recognition • Like: Slide showstorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 15. Sometimes: iMovie • For HD lms • For YouTube • Should iPhoto be the source of the pictures? • Invisible PNGs are cool!torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 16. Other SW • CameraWindow: For 7D • Canon DPP: Not really • Uploadrs: No, Lr2 • PhotoBooth: No, should I?torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 17. Experiences: Printing • Flyeralarm • Folders • Posters • Business Cards • Post cards • What else?torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 18. Questions: Lightroom 2 • How to auto-tag pics • Upgrade to Lr3? Why? • Should I upgrade HW? • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 • 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 • How do I get more ef cient at routines? • How do I edit pictures in more detail? • What should I attempt at editing in Lr?torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 19. Order on the internal HD • Pictures/2011o = originals (CR2, full size) • Crappy pics deleted • Initial tagging done • Moved to external HD when accessible • Pictures/2011 = to be used • Only ”the best” pictures • In JPG, in much smaller size • For synching with external devicestorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 20. Order on the external HD • Pictures/2011 = originals and edits • Should I do CR2 -> DNG? • Copied to second external HD so two digital copies always exist, at every point in timetorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 21. Questions: Photoshop CS4 • What am I missing? • HDR • At minimum 10 mins! • How often is HDR really merited? • Keyboard shortcuts • How to create macrostorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 22. Questions: Shell scrips • Bulk renames • Bulk resolution conversion with ImageMagicktorsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 23. Questions: Flickr • How to create sets • What is a set, what is a collection • How to structure the photostream page • How to structure other Flickr pages on the web • Which groups to join, why? • What is the right number of pics per theme?torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 24. Spreading pictures & ideas • The.Everydayaesthete.com Der.Alltagsaesthet.de • Fotocommunity.de? • Which photo forums to join? • A larger photo club in Munich?torsdag den 20 januari 2011
  • 25. Questions: Your further ideas! • What do I not understand to ask • What are other good goals with photography • What are other means of achieving my existing goals kaj@arno.torsdag den 20 januari 2011

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