Category Archives: Appearances

CEPIC Congress 2010

I’ve been in Dublin for several days at the CEPIC congress. I presented a paper at the 20o7 conference in Folrence, as part of a call for new functionality in the IPTC schema.  (That information was included in th revised IPTC Extended specification, published July 2008).

This annual gathering of worldwide stock agencies is a great place to take the pulse of the industry.  No surprise, topics include Microstock, Convergence, and the Google Books project (that’s what I have come here to speak about.)

ASMP has a great presence here, including Richard Kelly (shown below putting some body-english on his iPhone shooting) and the man who is everywhere, Gene Mopsik. Thaks to ASMP and the dpBestflow project for sending me here.  Check back for further reports on developments here at CEPIC.

Camera Scanning Workshop in New Orleans

Richard Anderson and I will be doing a camera scanning workshop in New Orleans on the 28th of April (doors at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30). We will present techniques for creating reproduction-quality scans from film and negatives using a digital camera and inexpensive copy hardware.  The program is free, but space is limited, so sign up early if you are interested.

This program is brought to you by ASMP, the New Orleans Photo Alliance, The US Library of Congress’s NDIIPP program, and Microsoft.

Full announcement after the jump

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dpBestflow in San Francisco April 6

Fresh from the great Palm Springs Photo Festival, I’m about to board a plane for San Francisco (whith the whole family in tow, no less!). I’ll be presenting the dpBestflow material on Tuesday the 6th.  As usual for the ASMP-sponsored events, this is free, but you need to sign up in advance.  I’m told that we are nearing capacity, so sign up soon.

(Thanks again to Jeff Dunas and the PSPF for a great event.  And thanks to the Microsoft Icons of Imaging program for making it possible for me to be there.)

Heading to Palm Springs

We’re packing up the truck and movin’ on from Beverly – Hills that is (well, Hollywood, actually) over to Palm Springs for the Palm Springs Photo Festival.  The fine people at Microsoft have made my Digital Asset Management seminar possible.  I’ll be talking at 2:45-4:30 on Thursday.

The PSPF is one of my favorite industry events. While I’ll be speaking about technology, the festival is really all about photography, and that’s a refereshing break from the non-stop technoweenie fests I normally habituate.  If you’re driving distance from Palm springs and can take a break, I highly recommend it.

If you’re going to be there, feel free to find me and say hello – I’ll be at a lot of events.

And thanks again to the Microsoft Icons of Imaging for making this possible.

DC Shootoff Tomorrow

I have the privilege of speaking to Navy photographers tomorrow at the DC Shootoff. There’s a great lineup of photographers and industry representatives appearing at this event tomorrow.  My grandfather Harry Gordon Donald (pictured at right) was a captain in the Navy, where he oversaw the creation of the Mothball Fleet (archiving ships, hmmm), so I have a soft spot for this particular branch of the armed services.

Check out the galleries on the website to see what these excellent photographers produce during the weekend.

While the presentation won’t be an official dpBestflow event, that’s what I’ll be showing, since it’s what’s on my mind.

dpBestflow in Washington DC Tuesday March 9

Richard Anderson and I will present the dpBestflow material at CDIA on Tuesday. This two hour presentation describes the dpBestflow project and well as the fundamentals of workflow design.  Learn how to understand and customize workflow, and make use of some critical workflow components.

The program, sponsored by ASMP, is free, but reservations are required.  Signups are nearly closed, so if you want to come, make your reservations as soon as possible.

See you there.

Createasphere was great!

The Createasphere DAM conference last week was a great event. Even though it was in its first year, the pool of speakers (and attendees) was a high-level group indeed. I was particularly pleased to finally get to meet Roger Howard in person. It seems there’s nothing Roger doesn’t know or hasn’t done in computers, software, photography and asset management.

Other highlights included Jason Bright’s presentation on the capabilities of MediaBeacon, Gunar Penekis and OpenSamsn, Paul Nicholson from Showtime, Chris Orr from UC Berkeley, Sam Bogoch from Avid, Canon on DSLR, and a meeting with my old friend Owen O’Toole.

Thanks to ASMP for sending me there to present the dpBestflow material.