Posts Tagged ‘DAM’

Digitising Photos with Your Camera

Posted by Robert Edwards on May 28, 2017 in Blog |

Everyone has a cache of photos, slides and negatives tucked away somewhere. They might be your images, family photos from your parents, or a film archive from your company. They all hold great value whether personal, sentimental or a business asset. It can seem like a huge responsibility: What are you going to do with […]

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Transfer Video Tape To Digital Now!

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 30, 2017 in Blog |

Now is the time to start digitising all your video or audio tapes. Why? The Australian National Film and Sound Archive made the year 2025 a hard deadline for transferring magnetic tape to digital. After 2025 many factors compound to make digitisation practically impossible: Obsolesce – equipment to play tapes no longer made or repairable Experience […]

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Back to the DAM Old Days

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 28, 2016 in Blog |

Image Management – are we back to the old days? In the early noughties post-production for digital photography would require three distinct pieces of software: 1. Image browser 2. Raw converter 3. Image cataloguer Each application had it’s purpose. 1. Image Browser Downloading and creating a back up of images from the camera memory card is […]

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Paid NOT To Photograph!

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2016 in Blog |

Like any profession photography has many aspects besides the actual service itself. Areas that don’t involve making photos and things the client doesn’t (need to) care about. It’s those essential areas that make it a profession and require far more time than the craft of photography. These can include: Client Relationship Management Strategic Planning Marketing […]

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Storing Images – Best Practice

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 28, 2016 in Blog |

Photography storage and archiving can quickly become daunting, regardless of whether you’re a professional photographer or not. It doesn’t take too long to be inundated with hundreds of images and before you know it there are tens of thousands of them! Personally I’m managing over 400 000 images. Keep It Simple To make a storage […]

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Why Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Rules

Posted by Robert Edwards on September 30, 2016 in Blog |

Lightroom is undoubtedly the world’s leading raw photography workflow application. But why does it dominate the market when competing products can produce better results? It’s Adobe Firstly it’s made by Adobe who have led the graphics software market for over 25 years. Adobe’s software has been entrenched in the majority of creatives workflows, formal education, […]

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Help My Photos Are Lost !

Posted by Robert Edwards on May 28, 2016 in Blog |

TL;DR: As soon as you know images are missing stop using the memory card and only let a data recovery expert touch it. *What do you do when you discover your photos have suddenly disappeared? Don’t Panic! First thing is to STOP USING THE DEVICE from where the photos have been lost. If it’s your camera – […]

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20 Years of Professional Digital Photography

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 28, 2016 in Blog |

Back in 1996 one of my first professional digital photography assignments was for Qantas. Commissioned by an ad agency the brief was to create a visual catalog for Qantas. The printed book would assist ground staff replenishing aircraft to identify anything from a souvenir tie pin to a food trolley and was for use at […]

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World Backup Day

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 31, 2016 in Blog |

March 31st is World Backup Day, an “independent initiative to raise awareness about backups“. Highlighting the need for backing up your data the World Backup Day site provides some scary stats like “30% of people have never backed up“. Images, video, documents and business information can have enormous dollar value. Personal images are priceless and no amount of money […]

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Photography Workflow 2015

Posted by Robert Edwards on September 28, 2015 in Blog |

For the first 10 years of digital capture photographers were obsessed with workflow. There were hundreds of books, workshops, seminars, and forums dedicated to it. Over time a workflow standard was achieved. So has anything changed? Not really it’s basically the same as it was in 1998! Only now the file sizes and storage capacity are far […]

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