Managing your digital assets

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Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle

managing assets video or still As a digital photographer or videographer, you product massive amounts of data in the creative process. Protecting and preserving those assets is paramount. IT professional Ben Greisler has some insight and advice on successful digital lifecycle management.

Photographers, videographers, and other creative content makers are dealing with a new world of media that presents the challenge of managing all their raw and prepared data produced in the creative process. The framework for managing this data must go beyond Digital Asset Management (DAM) to the holistic data lifecycle perspective.

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Enter Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle. Offering much more than a DAM book—this is a comprehensive guide to modern, real-world digital asset storage practices. It goes beyond things like metadata and how to use DAM applications and looks at the whole process, from ingest to archive.

Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle: Real-life workflow scenarios for managing still and motion photography assets. In addition to the usual DAM concerns of metadata and tagging, Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle brings to light the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of the digital storage mediums we choose and the best techniques for applying them. It looks beyond DAM software to real-life examples for keeping your data safe and managed, from the moment of production to its status as historical artifact.

cover Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle: Real-life workflow scenarios for managing still and motion photography assets
# Paperback: 312 pages
# Publisher: New Riders Press
Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle Understanding Storage and Server Solutions In this free, online chapter, Ben Greisler discusses the various storage options, what a server does and doesn’t do, and a number of other topics revolving around storage and servers. At the end of this chapter you’ll find recommendations for choosing an appropriate system for your digital assets.
Photographer's Guide to the Digital Lifecycle Also available as a downloadable PDF file.

Ben GreislerBen Greisler is the owner and technical lead of Kadimac Corp, a firm specializing in the integration of OS X and the Macintosh into business IT. Greisler is an Apple Certified Trainer, author, consultant, and lecturer who has been on the Advisory Council of the Apple Consultants Network and the MacIT Committee of the Macworld Expo.

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