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stevenfstein Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Nov 2007Sat 14-Apr-12 12:06 AM
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"What do you do with your photographs?"


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I'm getting back into photography but was wondering what you do with all of the images you shoot. Years ago I submitted slides to some of the international competitions when I was with a camera club. I have some 16x20s hung on the wall but mostly I now have tons of 4x6 'snapshots' printed by Snapfish in photo albums. So - what do you do with all the keeper images?

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pjr Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2005Sat 14-Apr-12 12:58 AM
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Manotick, CA
          

Good question! My best photos go on my photo site at 500px.com. I also put some of them on Facebook and my blog, and a few here on Nikonians. Some are printed and framed and hung in my home, work or my wife's office. I'd like to try stock photography in the future if I get time, as well as entering more contests.

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DerekTV85 Registered since 12th Feb 2012Sat 14-Apr-12 01:12 AM
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Stare at em for a long time, then decide there not good enough and file them away in my massively unorganized picture file. Print off a few here and there to see if they really strike me.

  

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Sat 14-Apr-12 02:04 AM
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Norcross, US
          

I put a lot of high school sports on a web page. I print the ones I like best and rotate them through my office at work.

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billross Registered since 26th Dec 2011Wed 18-Apr-12 09:52 PM
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>Stare at em for a long time, then decide there not good
>enough and file them away in my massively unorganized picture
>file. Print off a few here and there to see if they really
>strike me.

Boy, I thought I was the only one!

  

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Sat 14-Apr-12 12:35 PM
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#4. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Plug 'em for sale.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSat 14-Apr-12 12:38 PM
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#5. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Now that I have a V1 and D800,
we only shoot Event stills with the D7000.
They are posted on my website for sale.

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Sun 15-Apr-12 11:39 AM
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#6. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Port Charlotte, US
          

I don't print many, but I do store them digitally. I then use some of the best for slideshows, DVD presentations, etc. We also have a digital photo frame and display them on that. You could also cycle them through a HDTV as a large digital frame (provided your HDTV has that capability).

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Omaha Registered since 07th Jan 2012Sun 15-Apr-12 02:20 PM
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#7. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Omaha, US
          

I'm fortunate in that I have a large format HP photo printer at my office, so the ones I like the most get printed big (30"x24" or something) and framed.

Routine family snapshots get saved as small jpg's and uploaded onto Facebook. Nice way to share them with everyone.

Occasionally I'll post one on G+ for one of the daily photo projects (ie, "#fisheyefriday" or "#windowwednesday").

I shoot raw. I have a perpetually evolving system for cataloging all the raw files. Everything gets stored there. I try to be pretty ruthless about deleting the duplicates and duds to keep down the clutter.

I'm rapidly burning through my 1TB storage space. I'm going to need to expand that before the end of the year, I'd say.

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Wed 18-Apr-12 06:53 PM
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#8. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Simcoe, CA
          

By default, I use PSE9 for cataloguing the NEF's and JPG's and then store the NEF on a second separate 1TB hardrive. I find it hard to be ruthless deleting the NEF's though. Especially when I've bracketed exposures, you never know, I might put one through HDR.

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Thu 19-Apr-12 01:25 AM
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#10. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Kingston, CA
          

>was wondering what you
>do with all of the images you shoot.

1. Enjoy them frequently on my 27" Dell professional monitor
2. Share them with friends and family and others on SmugMug
3. Continually remind myself I should print and frame some of them

Peter

  

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ChrisPlatt Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2011Thu 19-Apr-12 11:50 AM
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#11. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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- Submit to contests
- Contribute to charity auctions. Bird pictures always fetch a decent price. Of course I am making a contribution there also since the framing isn't free even though I do it myself.
- Sell them occasionally on SmugMug.
- Post some to development and real estate websites that I develop as a sideline/hobby job - pays for a lens or two.
- Friends and family enjoy on SmugMug, Facebook. Family has many on their walls.
- Decorate my office
- Mostly enjoy them myself and keep reworking them.

It is a hobby. We really don't have to do anything with them other than enjoy taking them and pushing ourselves to improve.

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Thu 19-Apr-12 12:46 PM
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#12. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Kingston, CA
          

>- Contribute to charity auctions.

That's a neat idea!

Somewhat similar: I was in an office building recently of a 100-perons company and noticed that a photographer had volunteered his/her photographs to decorate their office hallways and meeting rooms. That too I thought was smart if one is looking for experience and exposure.

Peter

  

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ChrisPlatt Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2011Thu 19-Apr-12 01:56 PM
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#13. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Peter,

And the tax basis cost of personal property contributed to a charity auction is deductible, so you can at least recover a portion of the framing cost (not the fair market value of the item though).

Chris

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Fri 20-Apr-12 01:01 PM
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#14. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Kingston, CA
          

>Peter,
>And the tax basis cost of personal property contributed to a
>charity auction is deductible, so you can at least recover a
>portion of the framing cost (not the fair market value of the
>item though).
>Chris

Interesting. I wonder how you would document that (at least for Canada's tax folks). I suppose you'd have to ask the charity to prepare you a donation receipt and it would be helpful to provide them with a copy of the receipt for the framing.

Peter

  

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ChrisPlatt Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2011Fri 20-Apr-12 03:50 PM
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#15. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Well for U.S. tax code it would involve keeping records of the personal expenses - cost of the frame, print, matting, and possibly personal time preparing it if you account for your time in a similar business. Then a receipt from the charity just as proof that you donated it. Typically you designate a fair market value for the item which the charity annotates. If the purchaser bids a price higher than the declared market value, the purchaser can deduct the difference between the market value and the price actually paid.

Not sure how similar Canada's tax code is.

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Sat 21-Apr-12 12:30 AM
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#16. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Kingston, CA
          

Thanks Chris for the info. I would guess it is no different in Canada. Peter

  

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Sun 22-Apr-12 05:25 AM
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#17. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Well, the first thing I do is have some printed, on good paper. If you don't do that, then you don't have a photograph. You only have an image on a screen, or pits on a disc...

Print what you really like.

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stevenfstein Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Nov 2007Mon 23-Apr-12 05:08 PM
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#18. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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I appreciate all the comments and have gotten some great ideas. In my darkroom days I did a lot of printing but now just use base glossy kodak/epson/canon paper. What would you suggest? Never occured to me to use something else.


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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Mon 23-Apr-12 05:34 PM
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#19. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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>I appreciate all the comments and have gotten some great
>ideas. In my darkroom days I did a lot of printing but now
>just use base glossy kodak/epson/canon paper. What would you
>suggest? Never occured to me to use something else.

If you're printing yourself (via an Epson or the like) use the OEM archival paper and inks. It's false economy to use lesser brands, if you really want a special image to last.

Another option (I always use) is to have my best images printed on photopaper by Adorama (others do this too). I wouldn't use pharmacy labs as they don't have the same QC.

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Tue 24-Apr-12 12:11 AM
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#20. "RE: What do you do with your photographs?"
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Simcoe, CA
          

Just for my own use, I use Costco brand Photopaper (a lot of the Costco branding (Kirkland) is of a decent quality, sometimes better than name brands wrt, say, dogfood for another example, but I digress) or the Staples 13" X 19" for my bigger enlargements. The paper thickness may be a touch on the thin size, but for testing the IQ of enlargements, without breaking the bank, they print really well on a Canon Pro 9000 in a Glossy Plus setting.

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