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Nikon Challenges GoPro With 360/VR Capture
Offbeat with Joel Grimes
Galactic Warfighters: Much More Than Toys
Like It Or Not, All Drones Must Be Registered
Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack
Clear: Securely Wipe Old Drives
Copy: Peace of Mind Through Archives
Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media
Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures
Consolidate: Create A Rough Repository
DAM Foundations
Organize Your Photos! The Five Cs of DAM Repair

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Like It Or Not, All Drones Must Be Registered

Today, the FAA formally announced plans for the registration of small unmanned aircraft (UAS), better known as “drones”. Reaction to the FAA plan has been mixed. Many understand the need; some see it as unnecessary governmental intrusion, especially hobbyist pilots.

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Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear. My space is an open floorplan and I already have

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Clear: Securely Wipe Old Drives

You have rebuilt your photo archive. Now, you have a collection of hard drives, USB drives and CF/SD card that need to be addressed. To start, decide which drives stay and which should go.

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Copy: Peace of Mind Through Archives

Finally, it is time to bring everything into Lightroom. Before starting, you have a couple of decisions to make. Review the following information and decide where you want your Lightroom assets to live and how you want Lightroom to manage those assets.

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Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

Consolidation gathered everything together. Conformation added both order and context while identifying possible duplicates within it. Now, act on this information and begin to cull the repository of duplicate data and media you do not need to process.

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Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures

After consolidating source media on the DAM drives, everything is now in one place. Along the way, it is likely that some duplicate data has been created and some media has been copied that we really do not need. At this point, the DAM drives look something like this:

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Consolidate: Create A Rough Repository

The first step in organizing a new repository is getting the files all in one place. The goal is to clean off all of the various drives on which they are found. In this step, duplicate files and directories will be created.

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DAM Foundations

DAM Foundations

Cleaning up a mismanaged media archive is no small task. Doing it well will take time and effort. Before getting started, there are a few things to consider and several decisions to make to establish a sound Digital Asset Management (DAM) strategy.

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Ship or Shut Up

As creatives, we live and die by our ability to see the world, real or imagined, differently than the average person. However, we also have a tendency to focus on our vision and our process, often times to the detriment of our deliverables. We want everything to be “just so”.

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Aperture Fades Away

Why I Am (Finally) Migrating to Lightroom

Last July, Apple announced that development on Aperture would cease. Last October, Adobe announced an Aperture Import Plugin for Lightroom. Both announcements garnered groans from me. The writing was on the wall. It was time for me to finally become an Adobe switcher.

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GoPro Field Guide

The GoPro Field Guide

The folks at GoPro have started putting together a video tutorial series for their flagship product. I’ve assembled the first three episodes in a playlist for the video above. You can also find the episodes, mixed in with other content, in GoPros’s playlist.

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Clear: Securely Wipe Old Drives

You have rebuilt your photo archive. Now, you have a collection of hard drives, USB drives and CF/SD card that need to be addressed. To start, decide which drives stay and which should go.

Read More

Copy: Peace of Mind Through Archives

Finally, it is time to bring everything into Lightroom. Before starting, you have a couple of decisions to make. Review the following information and decide where you want your Lightroom assets to live and how you want Lightroom to manage those assets.

Read More

Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

Consolidation gathered everything together. Conformation added both order and context while identifying possible duplicates within it. Now, act on this information and begin to cull the repository of duplicate data and media you do not need to process.

Read More

Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures

After consolidating source media on the DAM drives, everything is now in one place. Along the way, it is likely that some duplicate data has been created and some media has been copied that we really do not need. At this point, the DAM drives look something like this:

Read More

Consolidate: Create A Rough Repository

The first step in organizing a new repository is getting the files all in one place. The goal is to clean off all of the various drives on which they are found. In this step, duplicate files and directories will be created.

Read More
DAM Foundations

DAM Foundations

Cleaning up a mismanaged media archive is no small task. Doing it well will take time and effort. Before getting started, there are a few things to consider and several decisions to make to establish a sound Digital Asset Management (DAM) strategy.

Read More

Ship or Shut Up

As creatives, we live and die by our ability to see the world, real or imagined, differently than the average person. However, we also have a tendency to focus on our vision and our process, often times to the detriment of our deliverables. We want everything to be “just so”.

Read More
Aperture Fades Away

Why I Am (Finally) Migrating to Lightroom

Last July, Apple announced that development on Aperture would cease. Last October, Adobe announced an Aperture Import Plugin for Lightroom. Both announcements garnered groans from me. The writing was on the wall. It was time for me to finally become an Adobe switcher.

Read More
GoPro Field Guide

The GoPro Field Guide

The folks at GoPro have started putting together a video tutorial series for their flagship product. I’ve assembled the first three episodes in a playlist for the video above. You can also find the episodes, mixed in with other content, in GoPros’s playlist.

Read More
Hello Hero 4

Say Hello To Your New Hero, from GoPro

We have a new GoPro. In fact, we have three. Like many of you, I have been waiting for these new action cameras to drop. Now that they have, let’s take a look at what each offers, where it might fit in in your kit and what the new entries might signal about the future of the line.

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Apple Watch

Apple Watch | The Photographer’s New Best Friend?

Like many of you, I had the Apple product announcement playing in the background at the studio recently. I was excited by the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but what I really wanted to see was the Apple Watch. There are so many possible applications for wearable computing devices and, until Apple, no manufacturer had come close to realizing that potential.

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