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paulswilliams

Overseal, UK
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paulswilliams Registered since 29th Jul 2009
Sun 03-Oct-10 06:47 PM

Firstly, let me confess; I am a geek. Right, I said it.

So, to aid my ability to categories, search and catalogue my photos, I want to define a good taxonomy of keywords before starting to keyword my 4000 photo Aperture library. I have tried to keyword this before, and I have struggled to keep the scope and level consistent between photos for my mainly landscape based photo set.
What I am thinking is defining:

type ( landscape, portrait, wildlife) etc
event (if applicable) (e.g. holiday, birthday)
weather (if applicable ) (e.g. snowy, foggy, raining etc)
then decent hierarchy of landscape features e.g.
water> river > waterfall
or
hill > mountain > fell

and finally location
uk > england > cumbria > lake district > north west > haystacks

I don't want to start the key-wording before I have at least identifying the general types of classification I want to apply to the photos. This is where I have struggled before, i have started to keyword, and forgot for example to tag against weather, or event.

I am fine about identifying the actual keywords in the taxonomy obviously, but I would appreciate advise on the types of key-wording to apply.

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