No disrespect intended...
Digital Asset Management (DAM)is a tool you should learn about.
I want to present two basic ideas, in 3 simple steps (and tips), to help you manage your photography work better. The first is managing you work on you computer (organizing it), and the second is the keywords and tags you add to it when submitting your work on-line.
A few words of introduction first. If you are a starting photographer, this is very important for you. The experienced ones will find it hard to Re-manage all the work they have done, and they probably have a system they work with (working, or not). However, if you are starting now to accumulate your photographs and submitting it on-line, this is essential for you, and easier to do.
Shell we begin?
1. Managing your photographs
This simple method is based on dates and places. The steps are all centered on creating a folder structure organized around the dates and places you took the pictures on.
This organization method is based on date
I recently received the registered letter from Poland containing the contract which I signed and have returned. I will of course upload a photo of the book when I receive my copy provided all goes as planned. ..........................................................................................................................
A few months ago I received a note here on dA titled "THE INVITATION TO THE DEATH-PROJECT" from a deviant here named Exilentia Exiff exi-exi. She is an author, photographer, and the cooperating editor for nEgoist - a Polish publishing house, that specializes in art books. She and her friend from Mexico, Hector Pineda HectorPineda were collaborating on a book of images which show the variety of the death-motive:
"You are invited to take part in this project. The album should be published in the spring 2009 in English version, in a quite limited /about 300 issues/ edition and a high quality of the book is expected. As a gratitude for your attendance in the project, you will get one issue of the album.
If you are interested in that cooperation, please let me know " read the note.
Needless to say I was very interested! I was thrilled to death lol. She had originally selected my photo from the cemetery in Barcelona Spain called "El Beso de la Muerte" but I suggested she look at the color version: "Kiss of Death", which she liked better. Having recently acquired PS4 I worked on a newer (better?) final version "The Final Kiss" for the book.
At the last minute I was informed that the publisher's lawyer had reservations about using my image because of possible EU copyright law infringement. Exilentia informed me, however, that she had found another image of mine that she would include instead. Well I snapped right out of that depression quickly! The image she selected was a photo of an acrylic painting I had done in NYC for "the Bone Show" at the infamous Limelight, the church turned nightclub, made famous in the movie "Party Monster". My original image, "CruciFiction" (lower left), was from a scan of a dusty 3x4 inch print. Luckily I had recently found a color slide of a later version of this painting which I scanned with my new scanner that handles film negatives and slides. The painting was purchased by a NYC doctor for her private collection some time ago. Both photos were of unfinished versions. The finished painting had two flying saucers shooting beams down onto the figure and was titled "Jesus and the Flying Saucers".
The original submission and the final approved selection and re-submission.