PPLAC General Meeting - Speaker Dan Holmes, "Data Asset Management"

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This is a PPLAC General Membership Meeting.

This meeting is free to PPLAC members and 1st time visitors. After that, if non-PPLAC members RSVP thru Meetup prior to attending, the fee is only $10.00. Otherwise, there is a $20.00 fee at the door for guests and visitors. If you wish to join PPLAC on this night, your fee will be applied to a Membership.

SPEAKER: Dan Holmes

SUBJECT: Managing your Digital Workflow - Digital Asset Management
A presentation on Organizing your Photography

Photography is like a three-legged stool: Capture, Develop, Deliver

Capture hasn’t changed since the very first shutter click – this is the fun stuff: composition, storytelling, light, timing, and use of the camera and lenses.

Develop hasn’t really changed either – we still take the raw material from the camera and use it to create the final image. The tools have changed and we can do a whole lot more – but the concept is the same.

Delivery: to protect, store, file, and show. The concept hasn’t changed, but this leg is vastly more complicated! We are shooting thousands of images, throwing them into some kind of digital storage, hoping that we can find what we want, when we need it, and that we don’t have that fatal hard drive crash.

Always important – now critical, this leg now has its own name – Digital Asset Management or DAM.

The presentation will cover the DAM principles of managing and protecting thousands of image files; designing a system that will save you time, frustration, and add value to your images.

Using Adobe Lightroom, we will cover building a workable DAM system. This will be an overview - bring a notebook, and questions! We will touch on Lightroom’s Library Module and cover:
- Organizing your work – building a filing system.
- Lightroom as a Catalogue – (just what is a Catalogue).
- Importing photographs into Lightroom.
- File naming.
- Metadata; Keywording, ITPC & EXIF, Rating.
- Exporting – creating and organizing your files.
- And depending on questions and time – a lot more!

This isn’t the most exciting part of photography – but with a workable DAM system, you will spend a whole lot less time looking for those DAM photos!!

The presentation is designed for photographers with working knowledge of their equipment, computer, and the desire to be able to quickly find, work, and share any photograph in their system! This subject is valuable and applicable to all skill levels.

A workable DAM system will help you keep your head above water & leave more time for Shooting & Sharing!

We hope you can join us for this exciting presentation!

The doors open at 6:30 pm for snacks and networking.