what do YOU do with your photos?


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 00:13
okay, this may seem like a really daft question, but what do you do when you have taken your photos?
when i had a film camera, i just got the roll developed and would end up with 24 or 36 photos which would be looked at a few times then put in the cupboard, shoebox, album etc etc etc.
with digital though its very convenient to delete the ones you dont want, but all too easy to still end up with hundreds on an sd card. so what do you do from there? do you print them all off or just print off a few "better" ones....print at home or "send them away" to be printed, or do you even print them? copy to cd to be viewed on a tv or computer?
so, what do YOU do?
i feel like im just snapping away for the sheer fun of it, but with not a lot end product so to speak.
any advice would be most welcome.


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 01:01
There are a number of online locations (such as the Gallery here) where I share some of the better/more interesting ones, then a very small proportion get printed. So far only two shots have been printed professionally (My printer won't print a 20' panorama!) and probably less than 100 printed properly at all.
I'm a member of a local Photo workshop where some of the printed ones get shown & members also have the opportunity to display at a few club exhibitions each year...

There are now thousands stored on my hard drive, I tell myself I'll go through & sort them sometime. At least with digital I look at the images more often than I did with film!
Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 03:41
scarr1 wrote:
okay, this may seem like a really daft question, but what do you do when you have taken your photos?

I load them onto my computer, and import them into Lightroom. I then evaluate them and spend some time editing the best ones.

I then export them as 1400x1000 ( max size ) jpgs and import them into a mirror Lightroom catalogue

I then rate them and keyword them.

Then I create a gallery of the breast and put them on my forum Smeggy's and Facebook. I also create a selection fo about 10 to 20 and show them here and at other Pentax forums

but most satisfying I sit back after a few glasses of wine and music playing and enjoy a slideshow of them.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 09:17
Smeggypants wrote:

Then I create a gallery of the breast and put them on my forum Smeggy's and Facebook.

Was the mind wandering a bit there Smeggy?


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 09:47
Smeggy's sideboob gallery

To answer the OP...

Download onto laptop
cull the rubbish - delete...then more ruthlessly delete those that aren't up to the mark...
Load onto 2 x 1.5 Tb Iomega drives - mirrored.
Delete RAWS off laptop

Now laptop is getting full of JPEGs

Will purchase 2 x 500Gb portables
Copy all files onto them..
Shrink older JPEGS to 1080x780ish....

Those that I like I will print off A3 and frame (editing LR3.6 CS5) - if I have been on a trip then I will make a book on blurb. Sometimes cards.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 09:52
I make photobooks from the best of mine. Usually with a theme, but not always. They look so much better in print than on the computer too.

Some get printed and framed.

Some get made into birthday or Christmas cards.

Some go into online albums to share with the family.

Most sit on a couple of hard drives.


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 10:21
Images are made, the original JPEGs go in a folder with date and place or event.

Then images are made as required for work, EPZ, PU, ADAPS, photography talks, slide shows, books, whatever is needed.

Photography with a purpose is always better than aimless photography, even if the purpose is a personal one to improve.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 10:22
[quote:3496ace15f="Gwyn"]I make photobooks from the best of mine. Usually with a theme, but not always. They look so much better in print than on the computer too.

thats sounds good. where do you get them done?
anyone recommend a good service for this?


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 10:23
For Photobooks Blurb , Albelli, etc.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 10:24
I never delete anything, except ones which are utterly useless (like the photos of my feet when I pressed the button by mistake).

I have come back to photos years later and realised I had something wonderful which I had initially dismissed.

They run as a slideshow on my PCs so I get to look at them all the time.
My Photobucket


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 11:01
1. I select the best for printing at sizes up to 30" x 20" and display these at home and in the office.
2. I post series (rarely a single shot) onto forums.
3. I create photo-books for my family and friends and as presents.
4. I sell a few (nowhere near as many as I'd like) !
5. I enter a few competitions.
6. I keep triple copies of everything I decide to keep.
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 12:37
I delete images I don't like - Sometime sharp but rubbish, sometimes soft -

The keepers are labled in a folder - some go on flickr - some on facebook some are copied for people (Sisters kids for my mum and dad etc) some get printed as gifts (We gave pictures to people for christmas and it went down really well and was relitively inexpensive)...

I like the idea of putting prints into a book... You don't see photo albums too often these days
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Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...



Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 15:19
Ah yes, Flickr, got a pro account with them too....share with friends
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 15:33
I print some for competitions and make photobooks of the ones I take on holidays. I love looking through my old holiday albums on cold winter nights. The rest I have piling up on digital media and spend too much of my time sorting and trying to improve them.
K5 + 18-135mm kit lens
Last Edited by Frankie on 11/06/2012 - 15:34


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 17:41
I love the idea of photobooks. I've thought about doing them for events and specific purposes, e.g. a photobook of pictures of my new baby niece, but why not just an annual book of the favourite/most memorable images of each year? Would be great to look back on.
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