Geotagging your photos

Another post for the photographers amongst you who are curious about my processes. This time it’s about how I use GPS data to geo-tag my photos with exact GPS coordinates. Choosing my first book20° 36’41” N, 102° 1’58” EEOS 40D, 50mm/1.8 (A2_003826) By attaching location information to your photos, you …

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Grouping your files for storage

In my earlier post about image storage, I introduced some of the fundamental guidelines which should help you in designing a filing system that’s going to work for you. I’ve already expanded on the topic of filenames, now we’ll move on to where you put those files. Group your files …

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Naming your files

As mentioned in my previous article on image storage guidelines, each file in your collections of images should have a unique filename. It’s time to talk about that some more: You generally should NOT leave files with just their original camera-generated names. The standard “DCF” (Digital Camera Format) names have …

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Guidelines for image storage

Today when the master copies of our images are usually digital (even slide workers often put a lot of work into digitising their transparencies) it’s easier to store and organise thousands of files than it was to do the same with physical prints/negatives/transparencies. But it’s also easier to lose everything …

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The making of… Amongst the ice clouds

Antarctic Skua amongst the ice clouds Laubeuf Fjord, Antarctica This image is one from January’s Antarctic expedition that tends to make people do a double-take. Is that a bird upside-down? Are those clouds? Where’s the horizon? I’d like to “draw back the curtain” and tell you some of what went …

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Camera Insurance

Have you ever dropped your camera? Did it end in tears? I’ve had a few accidents over the years, and was reminded of them recently when a student held out the shattered wreck of an SLR with a sad look on her face. And then over the last weekend I …

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