Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Workflow refers to the actions a photographer takes to produce a finished product. This includes the process from taking a file from the camera, through editing on a computer to printing the file (and more).

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What workflow can I use to work on photos on two different machines?

I want to work with photos, like in Lightroom, but I want to save my changes to the files directly. Even with RAW I want to adjust settings and save as jpg. It is enough for my private photos and ...
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Why pick DPP over Aperture?

My standard workflow is: take pictures in RAW -> import into Aperture -> append metadata info -> go through shots and filter out the bad ones -> do basic adjustments in Aperture -> use Nik plugins or ...
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Lightroom is great BUT the web module doesn't export video. Have any hacks or alternatve workflows?

A big part of my business is exporting web galleries of videos and images. Everything about Lightroom is perfect except the web module just doesn't export videos (just images of the videos). Any ideas ...
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What is the recommended workflow for syncing a large Lightroom catalog with Dropbox?

I have a fairly large Lightroom catalog that I want to keep on an external hard drive to preserve space on my Macbook hard drive, as well as keeping originals backed up to Dropbox. Are there any ...
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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Methods (mechanics) to select a set of pictures from large amounts

When I return form a trip, I typically bring 3000 - 5000 shots per week. For showing them to friends and family, that is obviously too much, so I need to reduce the count down to something like 100 - ...
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Taking pictures of rugs for online use

I work for a rug manufacturer in the same office as the photographers for our online sales. They take all photos of rugs in house. They have a tremendous amount of post processing that has to be done ...
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What is the correct workflow for Nik collection (with free tools only)

Google has recently released for free the Nik collection. I downloaded it, and noticed that it does not work directly with raw files. However it seems to work with tiff files. I am thinking that I ...
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Does the order in which you make changes to the settings in ACR matter?

I have Photoshop Elements 14. I assume my question is just as applicable to Photoshop CC as well since it has similar ACR setting adjustments. In ACR, there are 3 groups of setting adjustements. In ...
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Cross-Platform Photo Management Workflow - from Smart-Phone/PC to Storage to Print

I am looking for a simple photography workflow. I want as much automation as possible to handle synchronization, organization, editing, and printing. I am willing to put in more work upfront so ...
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Preparing enlargements of raw pictures for professional printing?

If one is having large prints made by a professional printer (say, 3' square or more), does one... (1) ...take care of the enlargement in Photoshop (upsampling to necessary dpi in raw before ...
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Issues with Adobe Lightroom Library vs Develop modules

Please help: I've been having a bizarre, frustrating issue for quite some time . . . In general my workflow is: (a) launch Adobe LR CC (ver 2015.2.1), browse images in the Library Module; (b) open ...
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Making a local copy of a photo from a NAS in Lightroom

I use Jeffrey's "Export to Flickr" plugin to keep my catalog synced with Flickr. All my raw photo files are stored on a NAS and when I want to edit photos while away from home I use smart previews. I'...
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How do I figure out a good workflow with Lightroom CC, Nik Filters, Photoshop CC, and Exporting?

I am trying to setup my workflow with the above four tools and have some doubts at certain points in the workflow (colorspace, files formats to save etc.). What I want to accomplish at the end of the ...
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How can I load, edit, and overwrite jpg files with Darktable?

This is a follow up to a question asked on askubuntu: http://askubuntu.com/questions/708759/color-adjustment-for-100-jpg-files-fast-workflow-for-savenext I want to do manual color adjustment for 100 ...
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How can I better organise and file my photos?

At present I meticulously add metadata as EXIF tags to my photos using Microsoft Pro Photo Tools, which also lets me place them accurately on a map. The thing is I tend to leave photos in a folder ...
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What are the pros and cons of always cropping images to match viewfinder coverage?

This topic is touched on in How important is the viewfinder coverage percentage? (Figures like 95%; 100% for Canon 7D?), but is not central to the question or answers. I own a Nikon D3200 which has ~...
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How can I duplicate many images to black and white in a batch process?

I've just moved over to lightroom and need to duplicate a set of wedding photos in black and white. In aperture I used to duplicate them and then batch process them. I wondered how to go about this in ...
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Lightroom 4.4 - on synchronizing folder, LR says photos are missing but are not, and requests remove + re import?

I recently discovered that when I try to "synchronize a folder" in which I have added new photos to (CR2 raw files), this pop up shows up in Lightroom 4 (Mac): It says that my images in that ...
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How do I keep track of many, many clients in a single shoot (like a school portrait day)?

I am to set up a photo booth at a local fair. I will have a different subject every few minutes. I am to email them their photo afterwards. How would you keep track of each photo to each customer to ...
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What's the perfectionist's workflow for taking a photograph from capture to print?

I'm interested in perfecting the 100% ideal method of doing things, keeping the color tones and quality through capturing to the printing and publishing. This isn't about handling the camera or doing ...
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What techniques or tools can be used to show that a UFO or cryptid has been manually added to an image on a web page? [duplicate]

People sometimes post images showing alleged UFOs, cryptids, or other unusual content. Are there techniques or tools can be used to conclusively show that the UFO/cryptid/etc has been manually added ...
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Moving from Light Room to Capture One/Media Pro or alternative

I've used Lightroom (LR) for the past year and I love that tool. However, I've recently looked into alternatives and the output of Capture One (CO) looks better than LR, at least for me. I wanted to ...
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Method to balance very minor exposure changes over time?

Has anyone found an application for correcting extremely minor exposure changes over the course of a time-lapse? These are like +/- up to 0.05 EV or so changes, and they're pretty random in sequence, ...
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Can you clarify a better workflow for bracketed exposure HDR 360-panoramas?

After reading the thread about HDR Panorama workflow I was a bit confused. I need some help with clarification. In my current workflow I have to edit the nadir shot(s) using The GIMP. I do my best to ...
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How do you keep organized in LR?

I recently switched from Aperture to LR. I want to know what is the best way to get organized. How do you keep your file structure? I read online that some are using YYYYMMDD-Title as folders. Also, ...
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Is it a good workflow to do separate raw processing on different parts of an image?

I have one photo. I processed two slightly different pictures via Camera Raw from this one. One with Camera Raw settings focused on front object. One with Camera Raw Setting focused on background....
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How can I load images from second internal HD in Darktable on a Mac?

Since Aperture has stopped development, I have sought an open source alternative for my workflow. I am interested in Dark Table, but I can't navigate to my second internal HD. The file picker doesn't ...
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How can I batch process HDR images in Lightroom?

I have taken a series of 8 images for a 360 panoramic shot using bracketed exposure of 3. This produces 24 total images, which I would like to process in lightroom using HDR merge. Currently, I am ...
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What is the simplest way to consolidate a photo library that is spread across several hard drives?

For the last 5 years I've have collected a lot of pictures. Mainly travel and family pictures. The problem is that I was not particularly strict when it came to my workflow. Right now I have 3 USB ...
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What properties of an image could be used to programmatically discard it as “bad”?

I'd like to have a quicker review process of my photos when I dump them from the camera to the computer. Surely there are some parameters that I can extract programmatically from the photos and this ...
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When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?

I use Lightroom as the title suggests. My question is about the use of catalogs and how often people use a catalog before starting a new one. It seems that the more photos I import into Lightroom the ...
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Photographing people at work: What is your workflow for being invited or getting access?

I am an amateur photographer and have mostly done nature photography. That is easy because you can just go to a public park and take some pictures without talking to anyone. Recently, I've been ...
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What is the difference between 16-bit and 32-bit high dynamic range images?

This stems from different HDR workflows that I know. In Photoshop for example, you can merge multiple images to a single HDR file. As far as I remember, when you go for a 16-bit file you also pick ...
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Why store both JPEG and raw?

DSLRs often have the ability to store both a JPEG and a raw file. Given that the primary benefit of in-camera JPEG over raw is the smaller filesize, and that JPEG+raw is going to store even more data ...
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What Photoshop plugins are must haves? [closed]

When you as a photographer edit your photos in Photoshop (after some processing using Camera Raw or Lightroom) are there any Plug-ins/Actions/etc. (free or paid) that are must haves for you as a ...
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What software or workflow can I use to keep track of who is who at events?

I sometimes shoot at public events. I will take pictures of people/groups and, if they like the photos, give them a card with my email on so they can get a copy of the photo(s) later, if they want. To ...
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What workflow will speed up sorting photos stored on a NAS in OS X finder before import into Lightroom?

I have a DSLR camera; D7100 to be exact. I originally purchased it, because I was fed up with all the point and shoot cameras out there and wanted control over my photos. At this point, I'm wanting ...
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How to create a secondary black & white batch and preserve original color batch in Lightroom

I recently did photography for a wedding and offered to do both color-processed and b&w. I have post-produced the best shots within my color batch. Now I simply need to create a secondary set that ...
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What's the best workflow for shooting stationary objects in a makeshift studio?

I have bought the following kit to shoot my portfolio which consists of mostly books and posters: Super White Background + 2 strobes 100 watts each with softboxes https://docs.google.com/...
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How can I best record and improve my pre-shoot planning process?

When planning a photo shoot, I often find myself making lighting/posing diagrams on scratch paper, but they end up in the trash after the shoot. After most shoots, I try to document each shoot in One-...
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What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images?

If I wanted to just view, sort, and organize (via tags or folders or both), what programs are geared toward doing this quickly? I know I could do this in most any photo editor, but it's not ideal for ...
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What is your workflow for “don't care” photos?

Let's say you've got a set of photos in a trip and, apart from a few really noteworthy, all others are nice photos, but not so much for you to spend a lot of time processing on them. In such ...
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What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module?

What colour space does Lightroom use when you load an Adobe RGB or SRGB tiff/jpeg file into the Develop module? The reason I ask is because I was told that the develop module always uses the ProPhoto ...
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How can I automatically organize files on disk based on date or other metadata inside Lightroom?

I've been tidying up my external hard drives, which involved merging several Lightroom libraries as well as importing a bunch of stuff that I haven't properly catalogued before. Unfortunately things ...
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Why does my computer show an image shot in RAW + JPEG as two JPEGs instead of one RAW and one JPEG? [duplicate]

I shot images in RAW + JPEG mode in Canon T3i. There are double images, but both of them are JPEGs. When I view in camera, I see the files size as 26 MB, but when I open the camera folder in computer ...
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How do you organize your photos before you shoot them?

When I go out for a shoot, I often shoot photos that I'd like saved in multiple folders on the SD card, so that I can figure out later what's what. For example, if I go out to shoot trains, in the ...
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Lightroom workflow to copy files to external drive? [duplicate]

I have two external drives with distinct images on each. I purchased a third and want to get the images off the original two drives and move it into a new folder structure (year/event name). I’m ...
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What workflow or tools can be used for tagging of a large number of running race photos?

Let's say you attend a marathon where participants wear bibs with their race number. You take hundreds or (cough) thousands of pictures and would like to upload them to share them (for free) with ...
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The 'Pick' and 'Reject' implemetation in DAMs is flawed? [closed]

If one looks at many sites/tutorials/books etc. about how to work with Pick, Reject and 1-5 Rating System, will find a more or less common strategy: Select the 'good' ones with Pick Select the 'bad' ...