analog>digital photo imaging workflow??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by newrob, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. newrob macrumors newbie

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    i'm a photographer that is having a difficult time making the transition from analog to digital. weekend workshops don't seem to help (too condensed) and colleges and independent programs or schools don't seem to offer something that fits--they focus too much on photography or digital publishing. i already have an MFA and know the traditional photography. i'd like to learn shooting digital and then understanding how to provide myself with a workflow via photoshop and/or lightroom. then's there's the issue of lightroom versus aperature. any suggestions. thanks.
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    and i've been waiting for the new macbooks and their terrible for photowork because of their glossy screen. i know, we can order a matte screen for the 17inch books... they must address this glossy screen issue!
     
  2. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Considering that you claim to know little or nothing about digital workflow, I find it interesting that you claim to know something about photographer's woes wrt the glossy MBP screens.

    Two Links:

    They'll replace a 15" glossy with matte screen for you: http://techrestore.com/xcart/product.php?productid=18467&cat=0&page=1

    Preexisting thread (it's stickied, actually) on Lightroom vs. Aperture:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=596884

    I doubt you'll find a class that teaches this topic the way you want it taught. There isn't enough material to string it out over a semester, and so they condense it into a weekend course. You may try looking at Santa Fe Workshops, they're usually week-long courses, although I don't remember seeing any that handle digital workflow exclusively. Not to mention the high expense of Santa Fe (>$1000).
     
  3. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I think everyone has their own workflow. First, just learn how to transfer and edit files, and work from there. Once you find inefficiencies, find ways to make the process more efficient. I find that film based photography is really only a few steps more than digital. Digital eliminates scanning, etc. But in place of it, you'll have RAW files to edit (if you choose to shoot in RAW).
     

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