• Portrait of Kauli Seadi (Windsurf World Champion) - Click to see the Portraits Gallery.Portrait of Kauli Seadi (Windsurf World Champion) - Click to see the Portraits Gallery.
  • Standup Paddle Surfing (SUP) in Maui/ Hawaii - Click for moreStandup Paddle Surfing (SUP) in Maui/ Hawaii - Click for more
  • Three Mountainbikers racing on a single-trail through a forest in Germany. Click to see more in the MTB gallery.Three Mountainbikers racing on a single-trail through a forest in Germany. Click to see more in the MTB gallery.
  • Young woman diving in pool. See more images in my Fashion photo galleryYoung woman diving in pool. See more images in my Fashion photo gallery
  • American Street Cruiser in Malibu/ California - Click for more Travel PicturesAmerican Street Cruiser in Malibu/ California - Click for more Travel Pictures
  • Gannet Bird Colony in South-Africa. Check you my image galleries - clickGannet Bird Colony in South-Africa. Check you my image galleries - click
  • Windsurfing Water Action Photography- click for moreWindsurfing Water Action Photography- click for more
  • Mountainbike Beach Race in Holland. Click to see my MTB gallery.Mountainbike Beach Race in Holland. Click to see my MTB gallery.
  • Portrait of Kauli Seadi (Windsurf World Champion) - Click to see the Portraits Gallery.Portrait of Kauli Seadi (Windsurf World Champion) - Click to see the Portraits Gallery.
  • Young woman diving in pool. See more images in my Fashion photo galleryYoung woman diving in pool. See more images in my Fashion photo gallery
  • Mike Eskimo.Mike Eskimo SUP surfing in Hookipa/ MauiMike Eskimo.Mike Eskimo SUP surfing in Hookipa/ Maui
  • MTB Test PhotosMTB Test Photos
  • Mountainbike Beach Race in Holland. Click to see my MTB gallery.Mountainbike Beach Race in Holland. Click to see my MTB gallery.

Best Practices in Handling Digital Images & Helpful Information on related Subjects

For this section I have written some brief and easy to read articles and compiled information on a variety of subjects related to digital imaging and properly handling digital assets.

You can chime in!

Do you have a photo-business related question that you have always been wondering about?

Or maybe an idea for content that should be dealt with here?

Then please let me know, and I can see to expand this service section in meaningful ways. Thanks!

iVDS
iVDS - intelligent Viewing, Distributing, Sharing New service by Thorsten Indra: Improving Photo Workflow Collaboration with direct, near-instant Access to photos.
Digital Asset Management & Metadata
Digital Asset Management & Metadata: What it is, how it works and why you should care. Learn about benefits of using Metadata - and how to do it right. Understand the pitfalls if ignoring proper DAM. Complete with a summary and helpful links.
Colormanagement
Color management - Or: How to make sure the grass looks just as green on both sides of the fence Color management is something you ought to be familiar with. Cameras, monitors, printers and everything in between all process digital color in some way. Color management aims to relate device-dependent colors to standards in a consistent way, with the goal that photos always look the same as they transfer between devices, platforms and users.
Copyright Basics
About Copyright, licensing and fees If you are dealing with images in any way, you should be familiar with copyright. This article is meant to give you a brief overview of the essentials, as they relate to pertinent laws, industry standard practices and my policies.
Pricing Photography
First a brief yet very instructional video on questions regarding fees in general. The lessons illustrated here are very applicable when discussing photography fees. Followed by some basics on factors that determine the price and rounded off with some additional thoughts on balancing fees - cheap will often be just that...
Photocredit
Information on how to properly do the photo credit for various forms of publications (digital, vs. print).
Free photos
I am sometimes asked, if I can work for free or for "exposure". A couple of short videos do a great job answering these questions, which other artists face as well. The thoughts brought forth here and the answers given are worth considering and explain why I normally cannot offer free photos.
Useful Software Utils
Here I have compiled a short extract of some of my favorite and most useful software tools and utilities - for renaming, synching, backing up, capturing, managing and working remotely. Maybe some will prove helpful for you as well.
Good Links - recommended!
A selection of useful and interesting links about photography, digital imaging, industry. Then weather forecasts for surf and snow and a variety of travel resources which are helpful on my trips. Rounded off with some varied links that are worth a visit.
Consulting Services
Do you need help in managing your Digital Assets? As a consultant, I can assist and guide you in defining your needs, establishing goals, developing a scalable DAM strategy, and implementing a workflow tailored to fit your needs.
Tax Info
Starting in 2010, new requirements have been added to German tax law, when billing to businesses abroad. This affects both EU business customers and Businesses based outside the EU. I am summarizing the new regulations and link to the relevant laws.

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