Vision-Driven Workflow – Horses Before Carts.

In Workflow & Technical Issues by David11 Comments

As I continue to develop the concept of Vision Driven Workflow (VDW) – it’s becoming increasingly clear to me that the ability to describe the desired mood of a photograph is key to being able to create or refine that mood in processing. I think developing/refining mood is one of those things that post-production is very good at. Getting it …

Getting Organized with Colour Labels

In Workflow & Technical Issues by David7 Comments

With my Lightroom catalogs getting fatter and fatter and my images beginning to serve several different markets, I finally got around to making use of the colour labels in a way that is more than totally ad-hoc and half-assed. My usual routine is to use the colours simply in place of collections – it’s a lazy way of indicating which …

Your On-Location Backup Choices

In GEAR, Travel, Workflow & Technical Issues by David8 Comments

Long-time readers know (and love?) my paranoia. This paranoia is nowhere more evident than when I travel on assignment. I have this weird need to keep my image files safe. This means a laptop with redundant external drives. But what if my laptop dies? Well I have a back-up bootable drive if it’s a simple harddrive issue, but if it’s …

Shoot For The Edit

In Lightroom & Workflow, Workflow & Technical Issues by David6 Comments

While in Kona recently I sat in on a lecture by Ron Londen, a talented photographer/designer/writer/editor – a man with more talent than one person should have. Anyways it was nice to listen to the thoughts of someone who is on the receiving end of images for a living. If there’s one thing I loathe it’s the need to edit …

Monday. Quick Icons.

In Tutorials &Technique, Web/Tech, Workflow & Technical Issues by David6 Comments

It’s just past noon on Monday and I’m only now getting to posting something. We had guests this weekend and I’m only now recovering. I usually put in more work over the weekends, just didn’t get to it this weekend so it all got bumped. Ok, lame apologies aside, here’s something I discovered this morning while trying to organize some …

Back-up Strategies.

In GEAR, Workflow & Technical Issues by David5 Comments

1. If you haven’t backed-up your data in the last couple days, now is the time to do it. Go now, the class can wait. 2. Floundering for ideas to create a streamlined back-up strategy? Check out Scott Kelby’s strategy here – it’s nearly identical to my own. I’ve been meaning to write an update on how I backup my …

Workspace

In Freelance and Business, GEAR, Workflow & Technical Issues by David4 Comments

When I first started blogging I did a Home Office Smackdown and readers sent in pics of their home offices. Very complicated. A friend, Jordan Nielsen, posted something similar this morning and in a moment of boredom I decided to play along and will link this to his comments. I invite you to link yours in mine. Why? Why not? …

Wednesday Miscellanea

In GEAR, Workflow & Technical Issues by David2 Comments

Scott Kelby has finally come to his senses and abandoned his No Blog Wednesday policy in favour of Guest Blog Wednesdays. It’s clear the man needs a break, but why make us suffer, right? (Totally kidding, Scott!) – Head over to Photoshop Insider for the first guest post by Vincent Versace. If  you’ve been enjoying my recent rants on the …