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 …