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Category Archives: Managing Your Images

Part of the struggle of being a serious or professional photographer is how to manage your images. They now come in print, slide, and digital forms. So where do you put them and how do you store them? And more importantly, how to do find them when you need them?

Even though a lot of photograph is now dependent upon computers, the process of categorizing and sorting your images becomes even more critical. In this series of articles, we look at the ways of storing, categorizing, and finding your images, in whatever form they may take.

CD Storage for Images Now Not a Good Idea

If you have been storing your digital photographic images on CDs, think again. There is new news from Computer World that says CDs aren’t good for archival storage. The problem is material degradation. Optical discs commonly used for burning, such as CD-R and CD-RW, have a recording surface consisting of a layer of dye that […]

Photo Inventory: What are you missing?

When was the last time you did a serious inspection of your photographic image inventory? Set aside a few hours and go through your files of photographs. Update your inventory list, reorganize some of the files, maybe breaking them up into narrower categories. Pay attention to what you are missing. Are there some gaps in […]

Image Concepts – Emotion and Symbols Behind Photographs

Photography can be represented by subjects, or by the concepts they represent. Here is a list of emotions which can be represented through symbolic use of photography, specifically nature photography. Human beings like things that are familiar and recognizable. Anthropomorphizing wildlife is one way of imposing our context on animals to find some commonality and […]

Managing Your Photographic Images

Monday, Time Magazine calls you for a photograph of an American Alligator with his eyes poking out from the water. They have to have it by Wednesday. You hang up the phone and stand in your once-a-bedroom-now-an-office and think, “Now, where did I put that?” When a client calls, can you find what they need? […]