Welcome to my blog. It started life as a general blog then became a photo a day project now it has reverted to my personal blog. For more examples of my work please visit my business site. Dover Design Photography - Kent Wedding Photographers.

Monday, October 25, 2010


A couple of bird pics - one taken in my Dad's garden the other on our Sunday afternoon walk.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fashion Photography

My first experience of fashion photography - see our business site for more info.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lightroom File Handling Workflow

A few people have asked about our basic file handling workflow so I thought I would post it on here.

To simplify file handling and allow folders to be backed up easily I prefer to create a new Lightroom catalog for each project. The benefit is that it creates a standalone back up which can be stored externally and accessed from any machine. I am not saying this is the right method or best practice but this is what I do.

1. Create Folder in Pictures Directoy named YYYY-MM-DD with description ie: 2010-10-18 Sharon and Brian Wedding.
2. In new folder Create new Folder - RAW
3. Manually copy files from Memory card to RAW folder.
4. Drag main folder to Places in Finder sidebar. (This step makes things easier in Lightroom)
5. Lightroom - Create new Catalog (File/New Catalog)
6. Select location for Catalog as the new folder ie: 2010-10-18 Sharon and Brian Wedding.
7. Import RAW files from newly created folder into light room.
8. Process files in Lightroom
9. Export JPGs into specific folders within master folder. eg. Blog Exports, Facebook, Hi-res, Lo-res
10. Copy new Folder to external drive and initiate back-up to secondary drive. (I use Sync LE)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Strike at Dover Christ Church Academy

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Pupils at our local School have gone on strike. Over the summer break the school formerly Archers Court became the Dover Christ Church Academy. Along with the new name came a number of other changes including an unpopular split lunchtime. The pupils have been actively complaining and petitioning to resolve the situation but today decided to go on strike. My picture shows the head Teacher with much on his mind.

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