Posts Tagged ‘Digital Rights Management’

Standards Are Great – Everybody Has One!

Posted by Robert Edwards on January 28, 2019 in Blog |

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Australian Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines. Before 2004 there was no recommended standard for digital photography capture and delivery. At the turn of the century some professional photographers were doing more damage than good to the adoption of digital. They zealously over-sharpened, manipulated tone and colour, then delivered […]

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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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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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2 Photography Books for the Holiday Season

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 27, 2013 in Blog |

Two well respected photographers and experienced authors on Digital Asset Management (DAM) Workflow are Peter Krogh and John Beardsworth, both of whom recently published quite different books on the subject. John’s book, “Digital Photo Workflow made Easy” is compact paperback that, as its title suggests is an easy read. You’re gently guided through best practise […]

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10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 6, 2013 in Blog | have posted my article, “10 Common Mistakes in DAM Workflow”: Digital Asset Management (DAM) is an often-misunderstood term especially for creatives. It’s not keywords, it’s not backups, it’s not a file browser. But it does cover all of those things. For photographers DAM is how we handle our digital images. Click here to continue reading.

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Radio 88.7FM Interview follow up

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 11, 2013 in Blog |

A follow up radio interview from last weeks episode where I was invited by David Peach to discuss photography and digital asset management along with fellow photographer Eden Connell. Below is the recording from the second episode. Episode Two [44:28]: This week we discuss specific programs including Phase One Media Pro, Adobe Lightroom and Extensis […]

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Radio 88.7FM interview

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 4, 2013 in Blog |

A few weeks ago I was invited by David Peach onto a local radio show to discuss photography and digital asset management along with fellow photographer Eden Connell. We discussed many topics including DAM best practise and protecting photographers rights. Here’s a recording from the show. Episode One [51:04]: A basic overview of Digital Asset Management, why […]

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Lightroom 5 Multi-Catalog Workflow

Posted by Robert Edwards on August 30, 2013 in Blog |

Digital Asset Management (DAM) workflow guru Peter Krogh has published another book, Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5. Lightroom is a great raw image processor but not an ideal tool for DAM. Nevertheless it is undoubtably the most popular software used by photographers to manage their image collection. So workarounds are needed to let users implement best […]

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David Bailey speaks out against UK Orphan Works bill

Posted by Robert Edwards on April 30, 2013 in Blog |

The UK Government has passed the Enterprise Regulatory Reform Bill. This effectively allows anyone to use images without payment to the rightful owner – if they attempt a “diligent search”. This totally shifts the power in protecting copyright away from individual photographers. In a letter written by renowned UK photographer David Bailey to the Chancellor […]

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Photography Standards: ISO Technical Committee 42

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 27, 2013 in Blog |

In March I was invited to join an ISO meeting on photographic standards. Convened by Standards Australia who is this country’s representative for ISO, attendees included key stakeholders from the photographic industry: manufacturers, distributors, government, consumers, technicians, scientists, and the end users – us photographers. The outcome is that Australia now has a Mirror Committee […]

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