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The photography business management software you didn’t know you needed
I'm a pretty spontaneous guy and already am easily distracted by shiny, expensive objects, so when it comes to focusing...
Living & Loving Color Calibration
Editor's Note: A special thanks to our partner Datacolor for helping us to bring more information about color calibration to...
Instant Replay: Getting Organized in Lightroom
This webinar will introduce you to many of the features of the Library Module in Lightroom, as well as some...
Instant Replay: Running a Professional Photoshoot with Matthew Jordan Smith
Did you miss Matthew Jordan Smith revealing the secrets to running a successful photography business? Then watch below and Matthew...
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...
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,...
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...
The Three C’s of File Management – Copy, Clone, and Cloud!
As a professional photographer in the digital age, protecting your data is one of the most important things you can...
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...
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...
Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication
Recently, I photographed an engagement session that made me work a little outside of my comfort zone. If you've ever...
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...
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Living & Loving Color Calibration

Editor’s Note: A special thanks to our partner Datacolor for helping us to bring more information about color calibration to you. Check out the links at the end of the article for more info and how to take advantage of

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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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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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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” 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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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”

Read More

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

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” 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.

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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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