Statewide Documentary Project Updates

  • 13 Jan 2019 9:13 PM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    Catalog and Photo Naming Clarification

       I've been asked about naming conventions for the NHSPA NOW catalogs, so I thought I'd clarify what is best for the overall project management.


    The catalog should be named based on the area, what it contains, and which review session it will be reviewed-  I.E:

    LR_LAKES_REGION

        LR_GINGRAS_1_RAW

        LR_GINGRAS_1_JPG

        LR_GINGRAS_2_RAW

        LR_GINGRAS_2_JPG 

    WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT IS THAT EVERY PHOTO IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO TOOK IT

    PLEASE INSURE THAT YOUR NAME IS IN THE COPYRIGHT EXIF DATA

    You can also name your photos beginning with the region, your name, and a unique name  I.E:

                  LR_GINGRAS_CUTE_GIRL_1

                  LR_GINGRAS_NICE_LANDSCAPE_23

    In the last review there were a number of photos which could not be attributed to a specific photographer.

    It's good policy for all photographers to include the copyright information in the EXIF data.  Many cameras allow you to do it in the camera (well... at least Canon does, which is what I shoot with) and LIGHTROOM allows you to add the information easily.

    If you need help with the Lightroom part, drop me a note and I'll go over it with you.


    Thanks


    Dan


    Dan Gingras



  • 24 Sep 2018 3:52 PM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    OK, we've learned a couple of things from our first review, so let me summarize some lessons as guidelines for the project:

    • Pick color or BW for a photo, don't submit both
    • If you shoot a whole bunch of photos of a subject, submit one unless more than one tells a story
    • Closer to people is usually better than further away, but try to show the environment so it's not just a portrait, but a view of the person in their environment
    • Insure that your copyright is in the EXIF data.  Most high end cameras allow you to put your copyright information right in the camera so it's in all your shots. It's important we know who shot what
    • If you're using lightroom, add information about the area and the names of the people (if you have them) in the comments field.
    I'm sure there are more, but those are some of the ones that stand out.
  • 23 Sep 2018 9:14 PM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    We had a great first photo review with over 25 photographers attending, and about  750 photos to be reviewed.  I'll admit I made a few mistakes uploading photos instead of catalogs, so some of the edits were lost... sorry!   I think the photos were amazing, and there were very photos which needed much touch up except for those where I uploaded the photos instead of the catalog and missed the edits.   We did learn a few things about catalog management, and I will have a new document to describe the uploads to the Google drive in the below section.


  • 18 Sep 2018 11:31 AM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    If you can help with publicizing the project, it would be a great help.  Please download the poster by CLICKING HERE and print it out, or get printed copies from the project team and post them at your local library or camera store.   

  • 9 Sep 2018 5:00 PM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    Some articles about the project :

    Seacoast online article     The Milford Cabinet article

  • 21 Aug 2018 3:37 PM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    Preliminary lightroom instructions (if you're going to use Lightroom) are being written and posted.   A  "suggested" list of keywords, although not exhaustive is also available for download.  We'll have instructions on how to upload it ( METADATA-IMPORT KEYWORDS) available soon.

  • 15 Aug 2018 9:04 PM | Dan Gingras (Administrator)

    Leave Behind Cards are in.   They'll be distributed on the 23rd at the Camera Commons meeting.   

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