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Photography Workflow

An efficient digital photography and imaging workflow is critical to a photographer's success. Learn techniques and equipment for adapting an efficient process.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why Make Prints

The process of evaluating, editing and prepping an image for making a print refines and consolidates your vision

Why Make PrintsDespite the ubiquity of images that are shared entirely in digital form, via computer screen, tablet and smartphone, a print remains the ultimate expression of a well-conceived photograph.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Right Resolution

The conventional wisdom says set 300 dpi and forget it, but it turns out that there’s more to optimizing image resolution for fine-art printing

The Right ResolutionThere seems to be some confusion in the industry about how to prepare and optimize image resolution for fine-art printing from modern high-end inkjet printers.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Master Your Image Library

Working on location, travel and generally being mobile require you to rethink how you can best manage your image library for maximum access

Master Your Image LibraryTo merge, or not to merge. That is the question. Imagine a time in the not-so-distant future when you truly have just one window into your entire digital photo library.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The End Of Film Capture, The Future Of Film Archives

Frans Lanting had a large archive of film images when he made the transition to digital capture. The National Geographic photographer describes how he made that transition and how his film images continue to play a major role in his studio.

The End Of Film Capture, The Future Of Film ArchivesWhen Frans Lanting first clicked his shutter on assignment in the late 1970s, he began a prolific photographic journey that would take him around the world for more than 25 years creating hundreds of thousands of images—all on film.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part 2

Taking a long-term perspective on creating your digital archive

Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part 2In all the years I was traveling and giving talks to photo groups on Adobe products and end-to-end digital workflows, the number of photographers I met who had truly developed a rational system for managing their digital library was very small.  Read More...

Monday, September 29, 2008

DPP Solutions: Image Optimization For The Web, Part I

How to evaluate and quickly set up your images for web usage

DPP Solutions: Image Optimization For The Web, Part IFirst impressions can make or break a photographer. Prospective clients and photo buyers alike who surf the web for interesting photographic work can and will pass judgment on you, for good or bad, in a matter of seconds. While many photographers become absorbed by web design, others look past the essential skill of optimizing images for web-based viewing. Central to any website or online portfolio is having sharp, lightweight and high-impact photographs.  Read More...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pro Tips: Monitor Calibration

Without color calibration, you might as well be working in the dark

Pro Tips: Monitor CalibrationI’m a photographer with a deep, dark secret: I’m color-blind. For those of you without this particular affliction, allow me to clarify something. It doesn’t mean that I see the world in black-and-white; it just means that I see things a little bit differently. I see colors, and as far as I know, I see all the colors that anybody else does.   Read More...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

DPP Solutions: Setting Up Redundant Storage

A look at the extensive possibilities of external hard drives as a digital photo archive

DPP Solutions: Setting Up Redundant Storage

The ideal goal of any image management is simple: keeping finished images at arm's length without them being in the way. The solution is a little more complex, however. There are a variety of ways to achieve this goal, but at the core, methods for image archival should offer a strategy that you're comfortable with, doesn't consume a lot of time or processing power, and makes you confident that the images you've saved will remain safely stored and accessible from start to finish.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Working The Flow

Whether on assignment for National Geographic or managing his massive stock archives, Frans Lanting's studio is constantly adapting to handle extreme challenges in digital-asset management

Working The Flow

Getting precious digital image files from capture to output is tricky under the best circumstances. Just imagine how difficult it gets when you're on location for National Geographic in the most remote corners of the world for weeks on end and you're bringing back 10,000 images at a time. That's exactly the situation faced by Frans Lanting and his staff.

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