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One of These Days ™ I'll make a much better interface to this publicly available , but for now I just take semi-logical groups of images and dump them into roughly dated and named directories. Images which are either complete technical failures (focus, blur, exposure, etc) or that would incriminate/excessively embarass folks don't get put up, but almost everything else does.

S/N ratio is a little low in some places, but I've found that many of my favorite images would have been in the trash on a first edit. Some of my thoughts on automatic metadata generation and access systems for photographers are online.

philosophy

There are many reasons I might be inclined to take a picture and put it up on the web, but for the most part I'm interested in ensuring that I can maintain an accessible and interesting record of what's going on in my life. I subscribe to the notion that a picture is "taken" from a situation -- either by changing the dynamics of the situation, or at least altering your participation in it. Thus, for some of the most picturesque moments in my life I've happily left the camera in the bag or at home. On the other hand, if I take pictures from a situation I feel that it is only fair to share them with others.

workflow

If you could call it that, I use a fairly simple set of steps and tools to get my images up on the web. That document tends to be out of sync with current practices, but it worked back then.

equipment

Like just about everything else, it's possible to get so wrapped up in camera equipment that you forget what you were trying to accomplish in the first place. I've found other people's gear comments useful when trying to figure out how they make images, so that's why I list mine. My camera stuff is nice enough that it's quite clear that the difference between me and somebody good has nothing to do with their camera or lens.

Camera gear weighs a lot. I have an Excel spreadsheet where I weighed all of the stuff I carry around most of the time. The broad overview and detail views in HTML are probably the easiest way to look at it. Conclusion: I'm usually carrying 13 or 14lbs in my bag.

I occasionally rent nicer lenses for the Canon EOS system from Professional Photo Resources in Atlanta, so far including the EF 20/2.8, 100/2.8 macro, 70-200/2.8L, 300/2.8L IS, 300/2.8L, 300/4L, 400/2.8L, 400/2.8L IS, and 600/4L. Their phone number is (404) 885-1885 and they are a pleasure to do business with.

fair-use philosophy

See the legal info about pictures if you have any questions about how I use my photographs

other people's pictures

Philip Greenspun has photo.net, an excellent example of photography, Internet ethics, and community. Vadim Makarov also has a really nice page.
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