We’ve been staying busy around here at Visual Adventures. Here are some tear sheets that were published in July, 2014. The first tear sheets shown below were for a fundraiser we photographed for the NW Furniture Bank. These images ran in South Sound Magazine. The second group of tear sheets were for an article on digital asset management that we contributed to Bottom Line Personal Magazine.
As Josef Scaylea said, “Taking pictures is not good enough, get them published!”
We’ve just posted a new promotion video for our book Thousands of Images, Now What? Here’s the link to watch the video and learn about the book.
Our brand new book Thousands of Images, Now What? is shipping. We’ve just received our preliminary copies of the book and will be sending out autographed copies to all of you who pre-ordered. The book looks great and I’m very happy with the final product. You can order autographed copies at our website for Out There Images Books. Or, you can order from Amazon at this link: Thousands of Images at Amazon.com.
I’m fascinated with your new book to be, “Thousands of Images, Now What?” Also the cover absolutely communicates the message of the book. Very nice.
However, there seems to be a different answer to that question, “Now What?,” depending on which software a person is going to use.
I’ve personally tried Aperture 3, Lightroom, iPhoto, View NX2, Capture NX 2 and Photoshop Elements 10, all of which I’ve used. However, my favorite is Aperture 3.
Could you give me a hint how you’re going to organize the book? Will you be surveying different post-production solutions and delineating the basics that they hold in common? Or what?
Of course, you can tell me to go jump in the lake and be patient until the book comes out.
All the best, David
I can’t have you jumping in the lake! That’s always bad for business, especially during winter.
My book is “software agnostic” meaning that I don’t focus on any one piece of software. Rather, I show examples throughout the book of Lightroom, Aperture, Media Pro, iPhoto, etc. Every person has different needs and personal preferences. The techniques I give pertain to Aperture as well as Lightroom. I laid out the book to show how to create an organized image collection that is independent from whatever software you use. That way, if you decide to change to Lightroom a few years down the road, your archive (images, keywords, metadata) will still be intact after the transition.
Let me know if this is the information you were looking for. If not, I’ll clarify further.
If you are like most photographers, you are heavily invested in Adobe software. Many shooters I work with use Adobe Photoshop CS5 or Elements while also using Lightroom 3 for their organizational needs. I use these products as well and have grown to firmly rely on them over the years. However, there are lots of other software manufacturers in the business and each have their niche. Many times another company’s products fit your needs a little better and that’s what I’ve found with Phase One’s software.
Phase One has been known for their high-end medium format digital backs for many years, but recently they have been putting quite a bit of effort into their software division. I am a regular user of their digital asset management software called Media Pro 1 and recommend it highly for professional photographers. I also recommend it for photographers who are serious about organizing their photo, video and audio libraries since the program does such a great job of helping you organize your digital life.
Another of their newer software products is an iPad application that allows you to control your dSLR camera in the studio. Capture Pilot wirelessly interfaces with your computer to control a tethered camera and also provides beautiful photo reviews on the iPad screen.
I’ve written a number of articles on these programs over at the Nikonians.org website. If you are interested in taking your workflow to the next level, give these articles a good read and evaluate for yourself if they make sense.
Media Pro 1 Article: http://www.nikonians.org/resources/reviews/media-pro-commentary
Capture Pilot Article: http://www.nikonians.org/resources/reviews/capture-pilot
Happy software shopping!