See also [[Digital Images]] for more on processing and organizing images. See my [[/Learning Journal]] for goals and progress.
When you take pictures, there are basically three things you control:
[http://kelbytraining.com/ Kelby Training] a possible source for online courses.
[http://regex.info/blog/2011-07-19/1824 The Kind Of Shot That Ultra Thin Depth Of Field Was Made For]
* [http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/introduction-to-white-balance/ Introduction to White Balance]. Use an [http://lifehacker.com/5659324/use-an-18-gray-card-for-better-color-balance-in-your-photos 18% gray card] for better color balance.
* [http://regex.info/blog/2008-06-30/852 A Few Polarization-Filter Examples]
A nice [http://forums.steves-digicams.com/990799-post2.html explanation] of apertures and focal lengths, and why you can't get good depth-of-field in point-and-shoot cameras (like mine).
[http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html Online Depth of Field Calculator]
* [http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:dynamic_range Dynamic range]
* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/gimpusers/discuss/72057594090329325/ HDR in Gimp]
* [http://gigapan.org/ GigaPan]
* [http://digital-photography-school.com/8-guidelines-to-taking-panoramic-photos-with-any-camera 8 Guidelines to Taking Panoramic Photos with any Camera.]
My primary camera is an [[Olympus OM-D E-M5]]. I also have a [[Canon PowerShot S95]].
* [[Canon PowerShot SD450]].
Most of my public pictures are on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/eekim/ Flickr]. View analytics via [http://stats.vispillo.org/ flickrstats]. One day, I'll [http://faenwp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mass-uploading-your-flickr-photos-to.html upload some of these to Wikimedia Commons]. I'm intrigued by [[ThisLife]] and [[Everpix]].
I use [[Adobe Lightroom]] for editing and photo management. There have been some suggestions that Olympus Viewer will render the RAW files more effectively than Lightroom, and that you should process RAW in Olympus Viewer, generate 16-bit TIFFs, then import those into Lightroom for processing and management. I've compared the two, and I haven't seen any differences in the rendering. [http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/discuss/72157635102724632/ Others] have questioned this as well and have [http://www.mu-43.com/f42/om-d-raw-vs-jpeg-files-how-does-olympus-do-what-do-you-prefer-51023/ pointed out other tradeoffs].
I wrote some of my own tools for cataloging my digital prints, which are now heavily outdated. They were inspired and based heavily on [http://impressive.net/people/gerald/ Gerald Oskoboiny]'s [http://impressive.net/software/photo/ digital photo publishing software].
* [http://photofocus.com/2013/03/03/lazy-scanning-photoshops-crop-and-straighten-command/ Lazy Scanning — Photoshop’s Crop and Straighten Command]
Tags + types. Tags can have types. If I want to get really funky, types can have relationships -- an ontology! For example, the "Eugene Eric Kim" tag could be of type "People." This would allow me to do faceted classification.
I'd love to integrate [http://duhblog.com/ Greg Elin]'s [http://www.fotonotes.net/ Fotonotes] for granular annotations.
= Printing ==
visited Dickerman Prints on December 17, 2013. They are incredibly friendly and helpful. The woman there made me feel really comfortable, showed me how to use Photoshop to enhance my photos, and helped me print the images. You choose one of six sizes (smallest is 12x30 for $30) and [ http://www. dickermanprints.com/ print-on-demand-how-to / tile your images for printing]. You can do this on your own and print remotely as well.
= = Favorites from Eugene Chan
* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/3088932284/ lobsters]
* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/2363591914/ bus]
The best tool for doing these on Linux seems to be [http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/schani/metapixel/ metapixel]:
* [http://www.linux.com/feature/125624 Three photo mosaic apps compared]
* [http://www.tomrobinsonphotography.com/ Tom Robinson Photography]. Love this guy's photos.
* [http://www.neilta.ca/ Neil Ta]
Mentions from my photography class (April-May 2013):
* [http://www.macfound.org/fellows/859/ Uta Barth]
* [http://www.dougrickard.com/ Doug Rickard]