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My Landscape Photographic Workflow

There are only seven days left in 2016 signaling the start of another Project 365. As mention in my posting Getting ready for Project 365 (2017), my goal for this project is to concentrate only on Nature photography. Nature photography covers a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

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Why DarkTable?

At the start of this year I posted my article about Switching to Linux from MocOS (OS X). This was sparked by my New Years Resolution to escape from all the proprietary, controlled environments, services, tools and software that I have depended to used for over a decade of computing using a Mac and OS X.

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Apple’s New Photos App for OS X

This is not a review of Photos, there have been many written by now. What it is instead is about my experience with trying to determine if Photos can replace Aperture.

Before going into the details, I should mention that I am not much of a post-photographic processor. I prefer to spend more time in getting the photo done correctly they way I want it inside the camera.

Because of my rare and limited post-processing, I use Aperture more as a Photo Manager, than as an Photo Editor. As I explained in My Post-Photographic Workflow, Part–1 article, I store all my photos on a external RAID drive. I don’t store the photos inside Aperture, but instead use the referenced masters feature.

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More Oak Trees – Part 2 – Project 365

Two days ago I did some testing with my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8, shooting wide open to get a feel for the DOF performance with this long Prime lens. Today I went back using a more appropriate aperture setting for landscapes. I did have to compensate a bit for the clouds, but the for the rest it is the same location and subjects. The test was about checking the usability of this lens for landscape photography, looking at the results, it is true this lens has a very great sharpness and none distortion.
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California Live Oak Trees – Project 365

Decided to do some testing today with my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 in regard to landscape photography. As mention before a number of reviews suggested that this macro lens is also good for landscapes. I pay a visit the foothills outside Antioch, along Deer Valley Road, to capture some California Oak trees. I purposely shoot wide open to get a feel for the DOF performance with this long Prime lens. In a few days I will go back and take some more photos, this time using a more appropriate aperture setting for landscapes, such as F/11.
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My Post-photographic Workflow – Part 2

Last week’s article outlined the first two steps on my post-photographic workflow, storing images and cataloguing, organizing, or managing images. In this article I will continue with the last two steps for image processing and correction and exporting and distributing the images.

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My Post-photographic Workflow – Part 1

UPDATE: There is a revised version available because of my switch from MacOS to Linux (Ubuntu).

0 – Introduction

In general most post-photographic workflow comprise of four general tasks performed after shooting:

  • Storing images on a hard drive;
  • Cataloguing, organizing, or managing images;
  • Image processing and correction;
  • Exporting and distributing the images via slideshow, email, web galleries, or paper prints.

In this two-part article I outline my post-photographic workflow using Apple’s Aperture application with a number of plug-ins and utility programs. Continue reading »

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