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Living & Loving Color Calibration
Instant Replay: Getting Organized in Lightroom
Instant Replay: Running a Professional Photoshoot with Matthew Jordan Smith
Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog
How To Optimize Your Facebook News Feed
ColorChecker Now for Video!
The Three C’s of File Management – Copy, Clone, and Cloud!
Managing “Uncle Bob” at Weddings
Managing the “Pinterest” Bride
Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication
Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

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Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog

Nothing gives me a thrill of terror up my spine like the nonchalant messages a computer gives when something has gone terribly wrong. Launching Lightroom and seeing a message like, “This catalog is corrupted and you’re totally out of luck”

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Facebook

How To Optimize Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook, despite all its ups and downs, has become a part of our lives. It’s become a source of education, advertising, entertainment, and social/family connection!  So with that in mind, I thought it’d be great to share with you a

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2015-11-09 Video ColorCheckers

ColorChecker Now for Video!

The color management mavens extraordinaire at X-Rite have just announced two new products for photographers who shoot video with video cameras or with DSLRs… ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Passport Video. Color management comes to video Frequent Photofocus readers know I

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managing uncle bob

Managing “Uncle Bob” at Weddings

Uncle Bobs are unavoidable at weddings. I case you don’t know what I’m referring to, an “Uncle Bob” is a person (usually a family member) at a wedding that fancies themselves as good as a professional photographer. They often have

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mangaging the pinterest bride

Managing the “Pinterest” Bride

We live in an image driven world of social media. There’s no getting around it. Today’s photographers are dealing with clients who have access to millions more “ideas of imagery” than the clients of yesteryear. In the past, a bride

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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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Facebook

How To Optimize Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook, despite all its ups and downs, has become a part of our lives. It’s become a source of education, advertising, entertainment, and social/family connection!  So with that in mind, I thought it’d be great to share with you a

Read More
2015-11-09 Video ColorCheckers

ColorChecker Now for Video!

The color management mavens extraordinaire at X-Rite have just announced two new products for photographers who shoot video with video cameras or with DSLRs… ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Passport Video. Color management comes to video Frequent Photofocus readers know I

Read More
managing uncle bob

Managing “Uncle Bob” at Weddings

Uncle Bobs are unavoidable at weddings. I case you don’t know what I’m referring to, an “Uncle Bob” is a person (usually a family member) at a wedding that fancies themselves as good as a professional photographer. They often have

Read More
mangaging the pinterest bride

Managing the “Pinterest” Bride

We live in an image driven world of social media. There’s no getting around it. Today’s photographers are dealing with clients who have access to millions more “ideas of imagery” than the clients of yesteryear. In the past, a bride

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.

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All Color Photography is Not Equal

Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ COLOR IS NOT EQUAL COLOR If youre a graphic designer, then this post will be (or at least should be!) cold coffee for you. If however you are

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