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Planning? Shooting? PP? Or tagging? The time is takes for these things can vary of course. I see my PP as being the most time-consuming chore. This is mostly because here in the city I feel obliged to clean up the streets and remove spots from store windows. 

 

I enjoy doing all the various chores . . . but then I like to wash dishes by hand.

 

 

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Tagging is the most time consuming overall.  I may have some images that take longer in PP, but generally, if I look at a batch, its the tagging that takes the time.  May just seem that way though as it's my least favourite chore of them all.  I enjoy the PP and the image taking, but dread the tagging.

 

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In order of most time spent....

 

1) Researching what I have taken ready for number 2

2) Tagging

3) Travelling to locations

4) Searching for infringements

5) Writing in the forums

6) Processing/editing

7) Feeding my camera to make it want to give me better images

8) Standing up after bending in ridiculous positions (see number 9)

9) Framing the shot and bending in ridiculous positions

10) Moaning about the new search engine

11) Moaning about the new IM

12) Pressing the shutter

 

Geoff.

:D good ones. A few fit me, especially the bending over, getting up part. I once sat on the floor of a building showing raptors to get a special looking up shot, then my back didn't allow me to get up. I sat there drawing odd glances until a young, healthy, muscled young man came along. He was delighted to help me up. In the meanwhile, that cement floor was really cold on my bottom. :D meanwhile, one of our African Grays has learned to moan just like me when I get up from low places.

Betty

Edit. Most time consuming is PP. seems like tagging because I hate it.

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Since new AIM came in I find Tagging most laborious. :(

 

Aaaah yes!  Washing dishes by hand is most relaxing. <_<

 

Perhaps I ought to change my signature to: "A TAG is worth a thousand images." ;)

 

Allan

 

Forgot to add too much time on the Alamy forums too. :rolleyes:

 

ITMA

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Since new AIM came in I find Tagging most laborious. :(

 

Aaaah yes!  Washing dishes by hand is most relaxing. <_<

 

Perhaps I ought to change my signature to: "A TAG is worth a thousand images." ;)

 

Allan

 

I suggested that before but you didn't like my fabulous idea.  :D    So if you decide to change it, make sure you pay me royalties.........Don't worry, I'll give you a refund the next day but still allow you to use it.  ;):P

 

Geoff.

 

 

 

Appologies Geoff I had forgotten that you had mentioned it before. :wacko:

 

Royalties! I'm not falling for that one. ;)

 

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Probably PP for me, not because I spend that much time on each image but because it takes me ages to decide which shots to keep and which ones to toss in the trash bin.

 

I always wash dirty dishes by hand or just throw them away. B)

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Probably PP for me, not because I spend that much time on each image but because it takes me ages to decide which shots to keep and which ones to toss in the trash bin.

 

I always wash dirty dishes by hand or just throw them away. B)

Me, too, John. I should have said reviewing a shoot/deleting/keeping.

I love my automatic dishwasher. Everything comes out spotless. I do handwash sharp knives and some pans.

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Probably PP for me, not because I spend that much time on each image but because it takes me ages to decide which shots to keep and which ones to toss in the trash bin.

 

I always wash dirty dishes by hand or just throw them away. B)

Me, too, John. I should have said reviewing a shoot/deleting/keeping.

I love my automatic dishwasher. Everything comes out spotless. I do handwash sharp knives and some pans.

 

 

 

Is that why you are missing two fingers Betty? :huh:

 

Allan

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Probably PP for me, not because I spend that much time on each image but because it takes me ages to decide which shots to keep and which ones to toss in the trash bin.

 

I always wash dirty dishes by hand or just throw them away. B)

 

Me, too, John. I should have said reviewing a shoot/deleting/keeping.

I love my automatic dishwasher. Everything comes out spotless. I do handwash sharp knives and some pans.

 

 

Is that why you are missing two fingers Betty? :huh:

 

Allan

Funny you should say that. Just because I cut myself a few times YEARS ago, my family cringes every time they watch me with a sharp knife. I think it's because I'm left-handed which looks odd to them. The worst cut was to the bone on the top of my index finger, and came from slicing an uncooked bone-in ham with a dull butcher's knife. Knives need to be sharp. Dull ones are the dangerous ones.
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Probably PP for me, not because I spend that much time on each image but because it takes me ages to decide which shots to keep and which ones to toss in the trash bin.

 

I always wash dirty dishes by hand or just throw them away. B)

 

Me, too, John. I should have said reviewing a shoot/deleting/keeping.

I love my automatic dishwasher. Everything comes out spotless. I do handwash sharp knives and some pans.

 

 

Is that why you are missing two fingers Betty? :huh:

 

Allan

Funny you should say that. Just because I cut myself a few times YEARS ago, my family cringes every time they watch me with a sharp knife. I think it's because I'm left-handed which looks odd to them. The worst cut was to the bone on the top of my index finger, and came from slicing an uncooked bone-in ham with a dull butcher's knife. Knives need to be sharp. Dull ones are the dangerous ones.

 

Oh please ..... I'm eating!  :blink:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

Oh, stop, Philippe! I washed the ham off!
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1) Researching what I have taken ready for number 2


2) Tagging


3) Travelling to locations  I walk or ride the Subway these days; no more far away travel.


4) Searching for infringements  I spend no time at all doing that. Don't post images on social media, and if an image is stolen, I consider it 'the cost of doing    business'.


5) Writing in the forums  I do less and less of that. What do you mean I'm doing it now?


6) Processing/editing


7) Feeding my camera to make it want to give me better images  I have threatened my cameras.


8) Standing up after bending in ridiculous positions (see number 9)  


9) Framing the shot and bending in ridiculous positions  I was once a mambo dancer.


10) Moaning about the new search engine  Is there a new search engine? 


11) Moaning about the new IM  Is there a new IM?


12) Pressing the shutter  I squeeze the shutter. Gently. Lovingly.


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Planning? Shooting? PP? Or tagging? The time is takes for these things can vary of course. I see my PP as being the most time-consuming chore. This is mostly because here in the city I feel obliged to clean up the streets and remove spots from store windows. 

 

I enjoy doing all the various chores . . . but then I like to wash dishes by hand.

Sitting at my PC editing and tagging and having recently shot a wedding, that is driving me to distraction, I can cope with small blasts and one full day is ok, but I like to move and it hasn't helped having no internet for the last 24 hours!

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1. Selecting the keepers: I do a first sweep, rate the keepers with five stars, then a second sweep of the 5 stars ones, demote some, then check what I already have on Alamy. It could be a different location but if the subject is similar, I don't upload.

 

2. Depending on how clean my camera sensor is: Keywording/Tagging then PP. Order reverse if I have to remove dust bunnies.

 

3. Reporting Alamy Found Images.

 

Gen

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Another enthusiastic dish washer here, although I generally listen to the football phone in while doing it. People with dish washing machines don't know what they are missing, very therapeutic.

 

Weirdly enough I also quite enjoy keywording/tagging, and the research that goes with it.

 

What takes the longest? Probably travelling to the scene.

 

Reading through the menus of my new camera is also proving to be very time consuming, could have got through War and Peace in less time.

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"Another enthusiastic dish washer here, although I generally listen to the football phone in while doing it. People with dish washing machines don't know what they are missing, very therapeutic."

 

Washed dishes by hand for years. Found nothing therapeutic about it. I just got dishpan hands.

Making a pie from scratch is therapeutic. Making wall art from a photo is therapeutic.

Doing the Texas two-step to Boot-scootin' Boogie is most therapeutic. ;)

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"Another enthusiastic dish washer here, although I generally listen to the football phone in while doing it. People with dish washing machines don't know what they are missing, very therapeutic."

 

Washed dishes by hand for years. Found nothing therapeutic about it. I just got dishpan hands.

 

 

Like all good things you can have too much of it, but with only two of us in the house now, there's very little to wash. It's a different story when the family comes to call, I've had enough after a couple of days!

 

While on therapeutic, seeing the plants grow in my allotment, or cycling along an empty tree lined path in the autumn, or listening to one of my favourite recordings, or watching the grandchildren go home after a very active (stressful?) weekend,  also register as therapeutic, but dishwashing, it's a simple pleasure.....

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"Another enthusiastic dish washer here, although I generally listen to the football phone in while doing it. People with dish washing machines don't know what they are missing, very therapeutic."

 

Washed dishes by hand for years. Found nothing therapeutic about it. I just got dishpan hands.

Making a pie from scratch is therapeutic. Making wall art from a photo is therapeutic.

Doing the Texas two-step to Boot-scootin' Boogie is most therapeutic. ;)

Sitting under a tree at dusk alone in the forest, without moving, without making any noise. Hear the natural sounds fading out and making place for the lonely owl's  

.  See a deer passing by, a mouse foraging between your shoes......... and watch a family of badgers leaving their den ....... 30 feet in front of you...... totally unaware of your presence.......

 

Now - ladies and gentlemen - THAT is therapeutic -_-

 

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Cheers,

Philippe (also proud member of the "washing-dishes-by-hand clan")

 

 

Therapeutic?   Going to have to agree with Philippe here ................. then after twenty minutes, you remember you forget the camera!!

 

As for time wasting - or time-consuming - varies week to week, who I am dealing with and what I am doing; but the secret is to identify early in any process and find a work routine to make yourself more effective and efficient

 

Remember most images are captured between 1/25 and 1/8000 of a second and we must reduce all other time processes to help concentrate on that fraction of a second!

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Probably PP for me, not because I spend that much time on each image but because it takes me ages to decide which shots to keep and which ones to toss in the trash bin.

 

I always wash dirty dishes by hand or just throw them away. B)

Me, too, John. I should have said reviewing a shoot/deleting/keeping.

I love my automatic dishwasher. Everything comes out spotless. I do handwash sharp knives and some pans.

 

 

Is that why you are missing two fingers Betty? :huh:

 

Allan

Funny you should say that. Just because I cut myself a few times YEARS ago, my family cringes every time they watch me with a sharp knife. I think it's because I'm left-handed which looks odd to them. The worst cut was to the bone on the top of my index finger, and came from slicing an uncooked bone-in ham with a dull butcher's knife. Knives need to be sharp. Dull ones are the dangerous ones.

 

 

 

Hmm! I usually cut my fingers with a scalpel being left handed too. :o  (That means OUCH!)

 

Allan

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I agree with Philippe. Nothing is more therapeutic than being in nature. I guess that's why I love to fish. If I catch something, it's icing on the cake, but not necessary for the day to be a success. Especially on a trout stream, where I'm there before dawn and my first cast is through the mist hanging on the water before the sun rises, and a Great Blue Heron is fishing across the stream from me.

 

I have about 10 rod and reels.

And yes, I have a few images of it. They are never zoomed anyway. Probably because the shots are opportunistic snapshots. Although occasionally, opportunistic images can become good sellers. I have some successful ones.

 

One of the most time consuming parts is the thinking and going. What do I want to shoot? Then the time to get there, which might involve a few hours of driving around. That may also require the shortest of time, if I'm whipping my RX100 mk3 from my handbag to capture an opportunity I didn't expect.

Betty

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I was treated to a fly-fishing day on the Test in Hampshire once. I quickly developed a migraine. I didn't catch anything, but the trout didn't catch me either.

 

Fish icing on a cake? ohmygod. 

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I was treated to a fly-fishing day on the Test in Hampshire once. I quickly developed a migraine. I didn't catch anything, but the trout didn't catch me either.

 

Fish icing on a cake? ohmygod.

 

Don't knock it until you try it, Ed. ;) mmmm, fish icing.

 

You assume I am fly fishing for trout. No. I use 4 pound test line with a one pound leader, a bb shot sinker on the main line, a tiny gold hook. For bait, salmon eggs, or a piece of whole kernel corn, a pinch of marshmallow to float it. Sometimes I use tiny lures. Edited to add, I wear chest waders to get out where the holes hold the fish. With my light line, it doesn't cast very far.

I catch my limit in the first hour while Bob, who occasionally fly fishes, is lucky to catch one. But for the most part, I catch and release, so the fun can go on.

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I was treated to a fly-fishing day on the Test in Hampshire once. I quickly developed a migraine. I didn't catch anything, but the trout didn't catch me either.

 

Fish icing on a cake? ohmygod.

Don't knock it until you try it, Ed. ;) mmmm, fish icing.

 

You assume I am fly fishing for trout. No. I use 4 pound test line with a one pound leader, a bb shot sinker on the main line, a tiny gold hook. For bait, salmon eggs, or a piece of whole kernel corn, a pinch of marshmallow to float it. Sometimes I use tiny lures. Edited to add, I wear chest waders to get out where the holes hold the fish. With my light line, it doesn't cast very far.

I catch my limit in the first hour while Bob, who occasionally fly fishes, is lucky to catch one. But for the most part, I catch and release, so the fun can go on.

 

Fly fishing clears my head after long sessions of darkroom work or other intensive stuff. I'm lucky to have access to a stretch of trout and sea trout river that I can see from my studio. Those of you who may have viewed the short film that was made to show in my current retrospective exhibition at the National Library of Wales,

-  might have spotted some fly rods in my studio. Some are split cane which I made myself from scratch. Another therapeutic exercise. 
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