• Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.
  • Surfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-GallerySurfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-Gallery
  • The great Outdoors - Mountainbiking on the island of Vulcano (Lipari Islands/ Italy) - Click to see more in GalleryThe great Outdoors - Mountainbiking on the island of Vulcano (Lipari Islands/ Italy) - Click to see more in Gallery
  • Big Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui.  - Click to see more in Landscape GalleryBig Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui. - Click to see more in Landscape Gallery
  • Worldchampion Kauli Seadi - Aerial Action in Hawaii from the helicopter. Click to see more in the Gallery.Worldchampion Kauli Seadi - Aerial Action in Hawaii from the helicopter. Click to see more in the Gallery.
  • Close-up of dogs in dogsled race. Click to see more in the Outdoors GalleryClose-up of dogs in dogsled race. Click to see more in the Outdoors Gallery
  • Surfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-GallerySurfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-Gallery
  • Snowboarders on their way to the office. Click for more in the gallery.Snowboarders on their way to the office. Click for more in the gallery.
  • Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.
  • The great Outdoors - MountainbikingThe great Outdoors - Mountainbiking
  • Big Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui.  - Click to see more in Landscape GalleryBig Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui. - Click to see more in Landscape 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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Food for Thought

Just as a scalpel alone doesn't make a surgeon, a camera does not make a photographer...

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