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Behind The Lens: Archiving

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

2012 Archive Complete

Wow! I started this website almost a year ago, with the intention of using it to archive all of the photos on my hard disk. I haven't yet decided if I'm going all the way back to 2004, when I bought my first digital camera, or just back to 2010, when I bought my first SLR, but either way it's going to be a lot of work.

I am pleased to say that my 2012 archive is now complete. Every photograph from that year has been carefully catalogued, key worded, rated, captioned and uploaded to the site. Most of my 2012 collection is housed in the Life section of my website, which is accessible by friends and family with a password. But my favourite images are also included in my Portfolio, including the shot below

Rape Field and TreeRape Field and TreeOn the cycle path from Milton Keynes to Winslow

I found a number of useful blogs and references on the web which helped me with my archiving, and which I have listed below:

  • William Beem Photography has a good article on tagging photos with keywords, including how to choose appropriate keywords.
  • Scott Davenport has shared his Aperture workflow, the principles of which I follow myself. I have found this to be a really effective way of working, especially the tip on using the colour labels in Aperture as tags to mark different stages of development in the process.

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