What makes the world go round? Metadata. That’s right, the web, search, directions, locationing, imaging, branding, impressions, engagement, pretty much you name it online or in the digital world, and it is guided or executed with metadata.
Put simply, that is data about the data. Think of it as an intelligent or interactive blueprint for data. What you really want to do when you create a website these days, or an online presence, is create a foundation for the manipulation and use of this metadata. Often, this includes your use of images.
Here is a simple guide on how to get some valuable metadata into your images. Protect your brand, your rights, and your creative.
As photographers, protecting your images is of real importance to us. Ensure you’ve done all you can to keep your images “yours” – add copyright metadata!
I wonder how widespread this will become. Marking photos and edited in post is going to be a huge qualifier. Almost all professional or studio images are produced or edited in post, it’s a question of how or how much, incl color palette, blemish removal, contrast increases or decreases, etc. Putting a digital filter on your images is as prevalent as putting a lens on your camera.
The law means that any models appearing in commercial photography whose bodies have been made thinner or thicker using image software must be labelled with “Photographie retouchée” (edited photograph). France isn’t the first country to legislate on image editing in advertising (Israel did so in 2012), but it’s good to see more awareness on the …
Improvements in imaging, especially the software, just keep coming. Nokia had versions of this capability years ago. Good to see Samsung catching up.
Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone could be a huge leap forward in terms of its camera capabilities – at least if early spec promises are to be believed. Photo of Galaxy S10 from Samsung. While we’re starting to get clearer pictures on the future of Samsung and Apple’s future models, we’ve also been here before and know that companies tend to promise everything up until the launch of a new product. After all, they don’t call it the hype train for no reason at all. Early renderings of the Galaxy S11 show one of those ugly camera bumps on the back
In particular the latter text explores the pivotal role the city played in her first taking up photography, in 1951, and her exploration of its myriad canals, bridges, and private gardens in 1955 while on an assignment for L’Oeil. This text was, until the book’s release, never before published.
Here we reproduce Morath’s musings on the city – its allure, mystery, and perhaps above all its pivotal place in catalyzing her love of photography, propelling her from enthusiast to practitioner. The text is accompanied by a selection of her photographs of the famed city made during that 1955 assignment, only a few years after her first, life-changing first visit.