When I was in Copenhagen (Denmark), I was exploring the city by foot. This is what I usually do so I get an idea where to go during dusk for my photography. I was walking a huge square when I felt a big raindrop in my neck. After this, I did not have time to run for shelter – there was heavy constant rain like I was underneath a waterfall in Iceland! One week later I went to the doctor to cure a middle ear infection…
I was super exited to get there because I was hosting a group of photographers for a local PhotoWorkshop. We all walked the city (after I have done my little rain recon thing) to get nice photos. Photography always starts with the picture itself and I am always amazed of the quality of work of the people attending to my workshops. In general this is what photography is, to see what other people don’t see.
Computer Tip: Organization on my PC
I take a lot of photographs and in order to find them again if needed, I have my own way to get organized. I am not super organized, this means I only use the file system (folders and subfolders) to organize my photos. There is no help for me within the functionality the software products I use to post process my photos.
I create a file structure to have access to my photos as follows: //photo_location/2020/20200123 Miami Orlando/
Let me show you what this means: Since I started my photo blog (and my photography) a few years ago I created every year a subfolder with the corresponding year. This is what “2020” stand for. Whenever I travel somewhere, I put all my photos from that trip into the same subdirectory starting with a timestamp followed by the names of the locations I have visited. The time stamp is formatted starting with the year, followed by the month and then the day. In the above mentioned example it is the 23rd of January 2020 that equals to 20200123. Why I do this is relatively simple, it is due to the fact that I can filter my travels by date in the subfolder – either starting with January or ending with it within the 2020 subfolder.
This is just one way to organize your photos, just find your own way that fits for you best.