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A few years ago I was given an old suitcase, full of old photographs. The suitcase had come from my wife's grandmother's flat, when it was being cleared out after her death, and it was given to me as I am the designated family historian and keeper of old photos. There were hundreds of them in the suitcase, along with a couple of books and some holy pictures. Do you remember holy pictures? Well, the great thing about these holy pictures was that they had dedications on the back, with dates and "love and kisses from Alice".
The photos were a different matter. In all, I think only two had any form of identification, and all the people who might have known those pictured were themselves dead. What is the poor designated family historian to do with them? Sensibly, the only thing is to bin them, but as I am also the designated keeper of old photos, I have put them all carefully back in the box, for some future keeper of old photos to worry about.
Nowadays of course we have thousands of photos – I average 2,000 a year, after deleting rubbish and duplicates – and few of them get printed, so there can be no writing on the back. But they are digital! Your camera will have recorded the date and time that you pressed the shutter, along with all the camera settings that you used, and some cameras will even have recorded the GPS co-ordinates. So all you have to do, to be able to answer "Who is that?" as your memory fades, is use your software to add a caption, which will be stored in the EXIF data with all the other details. You owe it to posterity to do it.
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Although on a Pentax forum (and I know most of us use the more popular brands of camera) this article is interesting for showing the shot before and after post-processing, and the steps in between.
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Have you thought about your personal project? Bring in the form tomorrow – get a copy if you need one. And don't forget to email us (email@example.com) with suggestions for classes that you'ld like.
The main topic for the evening will be a workshop on split toning /duo toning – so bring your laptop if convenient, so that you can work through the examples.
Looking forward to seeing you all back next Wednesday. Great year of activity ahead of us . To Whet your appetite please click on the link below to see details of the PhotoVision Roadshow in Croke Park on Tuesday next.
Members you may be interested in the upcoming talk given by Doug Allen in Visual 11th November 8:00pm.
"Wildlife cameramen don't come much more special than Doug." Sir David Attenborough
"Big Animals are my passion." That's how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show – In the Company of Giants. What's it like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den? Or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale? How do you look for killer whales in vast reaches of the seas around Antarctica?
Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it's like to be up close and personal with nature's biggest creatures.
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