- International Women’s Day. Strength and composure, in the face of great adversity. Walking wounded leave Edgware Road Underground Station after a suicide bomb attack. The bomber blew himself up on a train at the station, killing seven passengers - one of four coordinated attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour. The bombs exploded within 50 seconds of each other on London Underground trains, and the fourth bomb occurred on a bus less than an hour later. The explosions resulted in some 56 deaths (including those of the four bombers) and 700 injuries. Surveillance video footage showed that the four men had been working together. Intelligence services have claimed links between the bombers and al-Qaeda. Edgware Road underground station, London, United Kingdom. July 07, 2005. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian. #internationalwomensday #internationalwomensday2021 #londonbombings #terroristattack #bombing #terroristattacksurvivor #terroristattackvictim #photojournalism #pressphotography #newsphotography @canonuk @canoneurope #canon #1dmkii #canon1dmkii #bw #monochrome #blackandwhiteInternational Women’s Day. Stop The War Coalition's anti war rally. A demonstrator stands firm on peace in Iraq. Trafalgar Square. 2006. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian #internationalwomensday #internationalwomensday2021 #antiwar #stopthewar @canoneurope @canonuk #canon #1dmkii #canon1dmkii #photojournalism #pressphotography @stwukI find nothing more interesting and captivating, than discussing photography in-depth with someone truly passionate. A joyous conversation with the talented Stu Smith (Smith Design and GOST Books), photographed by the wonderful Daniel Beltra in 2017. #conversations #photography @gost_books #stuartsmith #stusmith #smithdesign @danielbeltraphoto #portrait #chat #bw #monochrome @leicauk @leica_camera #leica #leicam246 #leicamonochromDifficult times ahead for the Sarkozy family as the former French President is sentenced to jail for corruption. (Archive) State visit by the President of the French Republic and Madame Nicolas Sarkozy. 1) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the Palace of Westminster. 2) President of France Nicolas Sarkozy at 10 Downing Street. London, UK. March 26, 2008. Photos: ©Edmond Terakopian. #politics #sarkozy #nicholassarkozy #carlabruni #carlabrunisarkozy @carlabruniofficial #newsphotography #pressphotography #politics #currentaffairsTough times ahead for the Sarkozy family as the former French president is sentenced to jail for corruption. (Archive) State visit by the President of the French Republic and Madame Nicolas Sarkozy. President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy visit the Palace of Westminster in London where the President made a speech to gathered politicians, Lords and guests. March 26, 2008. Photos: ©Edmond Terakopian. #politics #sarkozy #nicholassarkozy #carlabruni #carlabrunisarkozy #newsphotography #pressphotographyElegance. Leica SL2 with a Sigma L Mount 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art lens. @leicauk @leica_camera #leica #leicasl2 #sigma85mmdgdnart @sigmauk @sigmaglobalvision @sigmaphoto @sigma_japan #lmount #lmountalliance #waterbird #lake #swan #swans #gunnersburypark #nature #shape #beauty #elegance #ripple #ripples #water #night #gentle #wildlife #reflection #lake #bokeh #bw #monochrome #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography Processed in Lightroom Mobile on an iPad Pro. @lightroom @apple #ipadpro #lrmobile #lightroommobile
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Aperture 2.1 – Digital Asset Management
As regular readers will know, I’ve been using Apple’s Aperture for a couple of years now. I was so impressed by it I even switched computer platforms as a result. With its speed, ease and
flexibility of workflow, accuracy, robustness and plug-in architecture, I use it quite happily on deadline and shoot everything in RAW. Its such a capable program that I find I need Photoshop for perhaps three percent of my work.
I did however keep all my images from the PC days on a PC server on 6Tb of drives set in RAID 1 (Mirror) and would access these files on my Mac using Expression Media. I would search for them in catalogues (split up by year, as the software has a limit of how many images you can have in a catalogue, rather annoyingly!), then find it in the finder and copy it to a local folder and then import it into Aperture to work on; very long winded workflow, but it worked.
I had a bit of a brain wave a few days ago; why not import all these images into Aperture on my Mac Pro? One aspect of Aperture is that its a very powerful DAM (Digital Asset Management) for images.
I decided to give it a try. My 3Tb of images resided on my HP server, so I set up dated folders within the Aperture library for each year. Then I imported files and folders into the relevant dated folders. The beautiful part however was being able to keep the originals on the RAIDs on the server (which you can choose on the import files and folders dialogue – also make sure you keep file names as they were originally named). What this means is that I have access to all my images, can perform full IPTC searches, apply any and all adjustments and then export the image into whatever format and size needed.
As this importing was over ethernet, naturally it took a while. I did a year at a time and after around four nights, all images were in Aperture.
At the moment my Aperture library has 342,953 images to which I have total and full access.
A tip to anyone who has a similar set up; once you have imported the images in chunks (in my case, by year), keep the server logged on as in the background Aperture will create:
i) thumbnails for all the images, and
ii) previews as well.
Once this has been done (which took another day or so – to check its status, go to Window and then Activity), you can switch off the server and still have access to searching and previewing images. If you find something that you need, then you can switch on the server and access the original image and carry on working with it. You can also use this method on external drives, be they a PC format or a Mac format.
Absolute genius (Aperture, not me!).
Addendum – Although the building of thumbnails takes a day or so, the building of previews has taken a couple of days more for my library; there are around 130,000 still left to do. However, this all happens in the background so you can still use Aperture (the program automatically pauses the preview building if it sees that you’re working on something else – also, if you need to shut down the program, it’ll pick up where it left off). Its important to let the program do all this as it will allow you to see images properly when your server or external hard drives are off-line. Also, its worth pointing out that if you’re going to do this for external drives, the procedure will be much faster than doing it over ethernet (which is what I’m doing).
I have to add that I’ve been doing this for a fair few days of solid importing and thumbnail and preview building, whilst also working on Aperture; I’ve even done some video work and the Mac Pro and Aperture have been solid as a rock – that’s what you call well engineered!