By Tim Grey | Thursday, May 15, 2014
One of the real advantages of digital photography over film photography is metadata. As soon as we capture a photograph digitally, we have a tremendous amount of information available about that photo. This information is generated automatically by the camera, so it relates primarily to the equipment and camera settings used to capture it.
For example, you can easily review which camera and lens were used, as well as the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting. These details can be helpful when evaluating images later or searching for a particular photo. They can even help you improve your photography by letting you identify the settings that worked best for a particular situation.
By Derrick Story | Monday, May 12, 2014
If only our laptops held more photos. Life would be so much easier if we could combine the speed of today’s solid state drives and the vast storage of spinning platters. So how do you cope with the thousands of photos captured on that once-in-a-lifetime vacation abroad?
I face this situation all the time—not because I’m constantly on vacation to exotic lands, but because I’m an event photographer who spends a lot of time on the road. I travel with a MacBook Pro 15-inchRetina display laptop with a 256 GB SSD drive. I wouldn’t give up the speed of solid state storage for anything. And thanks to Aperture’s versatile library management, I don’t have to.
Here’s how I manage gigabytes of photos annually with just my laptop on the road and external storage at home.
By Vincent Versace | Friday, May 2, 2014
Locating and identifying one of your photos using the default camera file name is an exercise in futility; it just doesn’t work.
Using dedicated photo management software is one solution—but it comes at a price. And depending which software vendor you choose, that price could be an ongoing subscription fee that many photographers dislike.
But if you already have a version of Photoshop, then you have all the tools you need to batch rename your photos and give them more meaningful names.
By Vincent Versace | Thursday, May 1, 2014
Want a photography workflow that makes it easy to find images in your archive—using only basic logic and memory? Adopt these four habits now, and you’ll be able to find the photos you need later.
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