Hi, I'm new to iPhoto. Been playing with it for a couple weeks now. I know to avoid folders and concentrate on faces, places, tags and so on (I've been a programmer for 25 years, so I understand relational databases). I started off very, very small. Just a hundred or so photos. Now that I've got a handle on that, I'm taking the next big step and adding my entire "Family" folder from my old Windows machine. Once I get comfortable with those photos, I'll probably add the rest of my library. So I've been playing with Faces. I'm adding all the faces I can. I'm even adding some in manually. Faces seemed logical at first. I'm just confused how to handle those photos where their face isn't in the picture for one reason or another. My current thinking is to simply tag everyone in the photo and not worry too much about faces at this point. But that doesn't feel right either. Maybe I need to think of Faces as just the subset of someone's photos where their face is clearly, much like a Smart Folder might be a subset of photos of whatever that are rated 5 stars? So, any advice on how to deal with these types of photos? What metadata would you add to these? A) Clear picture of "Sally" B) It's a family photo. You can see "Sally". But her face is hidden behind someone else. C) A photo of homemade cinnamon rolls that Sally and I worked on together. What I've been doing so far... A) would get tagged in Faces. B) I'd add a keyword (tag) for this photo so I know that "Sally" was in there. C) I'd add tags for "Sally", "Mark" and "Food" (I'm adding Sally and Mark because WE made the cinnamon rolls). The problem is that system really falls apart if I want a Smart Album to see all the photos of Sally and I (excluding things like food) where our faces may or may not be clearly visible. If I just use Faces, I won't necessarily get ALL of the pictures the two of us are in. If I use tags, I start picking up nonsense like food. My ultimate goal would be to see all pictures of Sally and I that actually have both of us in the photo (perhaps so I can get rid of the crappy photos). I realize there isn't a right and wrong answer. But any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.