I would only apply bulk keywords in Bridge, and do specific keywords in iView (or other DAM application)
Thanks Peter (and Dan) for your response. I am not familiar with IView but I do plan to try it out once I am ready. (ie - I don't want to start my trial until I have my images converted to DNG with Keywords applied, etc...) But I still have questions.
My Images are divided up into two primary categories - 1. Personal (ie - Family Snapshots) & 2. Portfolio (including wildlife, landscape, nature...) I certainly believe that two of my keywords will be "Personal" and "Portfolio" but from here I am confused, mainly because I am not familiar with how IView works, even after reading the relevant material in your book. Assuming the scenario I layed out above, what keywords should I apply to an image of a Cardinal for example? Just "Cardinal"? And then I would have a hierarchy defined in IView similar to the one I laid out above? Or maybe "Bird" and I would add more detail in IView?
Also, if you want to point me somewhere else to obtain this information, that would be fine. This may be too detailed a question for the forum here? Not sure?
Thanks again for any input.