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Workflow

How to work out a workflow for thousands images?

Yes, that is right, I have thousands and thousands of images all shot over the past 5 months in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Toyko, Cork, Dublin, Vienna, Bratislava, Hong Kong, Delhi, Leh, Varanasi, Mumbai, Seoul, Daegu, Geochang, Shanghai and Jeju island.

Thousands of images shot on four different cameras: mainly iPhone, then Fuji X100t, Nikon D7000, and then some on a Sony Xperia Z5.

Where to begin?

Tokyo

I have series in mind, sure. Have begun on some of them already. But the main problem I have is storage. I back everything up numerous times: Google Photos, Flickr, MacBook, external harddrives. But the main devices I use are my iMac and iPhone for storage and, more importantly, editing. And I am constantly getting notifications of Storage Almost Full.

What to do? It took the best part of three days to get all the images (and videos) off the devices and on to the iMac. Before doing this, I had to delete over 100 gigs of photos just to free up space. And I am still nearing capacity on a 1.2tb on the iMac.

The way I like to organise things is like this: I import all photos onto iPhoto. I like the way it creates events and I can give them titles. It is easy to find images from certain locations then.

Then I go through the selection process of choosing (non iPhone – all of those are done on the iPhone) images to edit. The ones I like, I drag over to Lightroom and do the editing there. From that there is another selection process for images to post to my various social media platforms.

This is the way I have worked for years, and there probably are better ways to organise it all, but people do what they are used to doing.

One of my favourite quotes is this:

“Reduce Everything You Want to Do to an Action You Can Do Right Now.” Jason Randal

And for me it is this blog post. This articulation of what I am feeling. It clears a little space – just like deleting gigs on the computer – and allows me to take the next little step.

My father gave me the best advice in life: Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Very often I feel I should have the answers myself; that I should be able to cope, and that perhaps asking for help or advice is an admission of failing. It is not.

My wife gives me the good advice.

I asked her. I said: I do not know where to start. I have too many images.

She said: What is your favourite place that you have been in the past five moths?

I said: Tokyo.

She said: Start there.

I am starting.

Imitation

Imitation

 

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Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Which of these photographs are iPhone 6s and which are Nikon D7000?

Imitation series: Tokyo, April 2016. Images shot on iPhone 6s and Nikon D7000. All edited on Snapseed on iPhone.

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

Tokyo: Blur will save the world

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blur is a still-undressing girl

Been neglecting the blur of late – got to correct that. Starting a series of blurred photographs from Tokyo. 

 

Non-neglected

Non-neglected

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tOkyO

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Got love it

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I love

Tokyo Romantics

Tokyo Romantics

No hiding it

No hiding it

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The squeak of our shoes on the lino floor

Some photographs we take have huge personal meaning. Ones when we look at it can catapult us in an instant back to when the shot was taken. The feeling of that moment hits us so intensely. Continuing in the series of my personal iPhone favourites I have chosen this shot of a corridor taken in the early morning.  I can hear the squeak of our shoes on the lino floor as we walked the corridor. I can see our shadows appearing on the wall and then disappearing as we passed the windows.

Love!

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Red & White

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Undressed heads

Bokeh heads, bubble heads, belisha beacon heads, so many names have been given to the series of blurred photographs of people passing on the street with their heads transformed into spheres. I like to call them undressed heads.

Choosing a personal favourites could not go by without one from this series. The one I chose is from a short trip to Luxembourg city in early spring. The old town there is very beautiful and in parts has a fairytale charm. There are wide pedestrians streets flanked with old-stone buildings, which I imagine date back centuries. Here we have three figures approaching, a couple to the rear and an individual a little in front of them. I like the depth this distance provides the image. The processing is with Lightroom to undress the heads, then for the textures I used Snapseed.

So, there you have a week of my personal favourites. Thanks to all for coming to see them. I would love to hear some feedback in the comments as to which was/is your own personal favourite.

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The Unbeckoned

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