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Getting Things Done – Just Start! (Podcast 469)

This week I relay what is essentially very simple advice about getting things done. I'll explain this in more detail, but when considering the implementation of a new workflow element, starting a new project, or jumping into life-changing situations, the hardest step to take is starting in the first place. When I do...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
4 Comments
  • Cheryl Day Schuh
    Posted at 21:06h, 27 April Reply

    Excellent advice. You are a great photographer and a great motivator. Thank you for sharing your advice and experiences.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 08:52h, 28 April Reply

      Thanks very much Cheryl! I’m pleased you enjoyed this.

  • Peter Howe
    Posted at 17:47h, 04 May Reply

    I am like you were, I just can’t bear to attack keywording of my photos. The thing that frightens me most, aside from the quantity of photos is how do I structure the keywords, it just seems all so free-form and can be endless for each photo.
    Can you do a talk on how you structure your keywords, split them into a digestable chunk, put a bound on what sorts of categories are useful, what process and tools you use to create and manage them?
    Many thanks for a great Podcast, I learn so much.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 20:30h, 04 May Reply

      Aah, now I hope I haven’t mislead you with my talk about keywording. I started to keyword as I mentioned, and I still keyword all of my images, but I don’t go crazy like some people do. I don’t use hierarchies either. I don’t think it’s necessary. I just ensure that I enter keywords to describe the location and or subject. For a White-Tailed Eagle shot made in Hokkaido for example, I would probably have something like “eagle, raptor, avian, bird, white-tailed eagle, Hokkaido, Japan, winter, snow”. I would add generic keywords like Hokkaido, Japan to the entire shoot on import. If I’ve only got eagle shots on that card, I might also add avian, eagle, raptor, winter. Then I can go through the images in the Library module later and add the specific eagle, and other keywords like snow if I can see some in the image. It’s really not a big job, especially if you add keywords common to all images on import.

      You’re very welcome, for the Podcast. I’m pleased it helps, and thank you for listening Peter! 🙂

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