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What Happens to My Images?

Posted: September 14th, 2015

[by Peter Krogh] A photo collection can have great ongoing value. As photographers, we understand the historical, emotional and commercial value of images. But the long-term maintenance of a photo collection can also be a real liability. If you want to maximize the value and life of your photography, it’s important to do some realistic [...]

SXSW – The Future of Media on Display

Posted: April 6th, 2015

[by Peter Krogh] Our industry is clearly in a state of upheaval, so trend watching is an important part of long-term strategic planing. As the media landscape changes, the business models for hiring photographers also change. New skills, new clients and new services are all part of the mix.  So how do we keep tabs [...]

My Publishing Stack

Posted: May 14th, 2014

[by Peter Krogh] Building on my last Strictly Business blog post, I’ll elaborate a bit about the different layers that make up my independent publishing stack. You can think of these as the building blocks that we use to create our new media publishing company. There are a lot of different tools and services you [...]

Own the stack

Posted: April 25th, 2014

[by Peter Krogh] Photographers have been able to thrive for nearly 100 years by providing photographic images to the marketplace. At the beginning, the creation of photographic image was so difficult, it required a dedicated specialist. Over that time, production has become easier, and more widespread. Today, photography is a language that is understood, and [...]

Leveraging Human Resources

Posted: February 21st, 2014

[by Peter Krogh] We all see that the photo business is changing, and that many people will need to adopt new strategies to build or maintain successful businesses. There are many factors to consider when developing this strategy, including skills, talents and what you like to do. I think it’s useful to list these out [...]

Photographer, Producer, Director, Publisher

Posted: November 7th, 2013

[by Peter Krogh] For the first 20 years of my career, I made photographs for clients, delivered those photographs, and sent an invoice. In some rare cases, I would add something beyond photography to the mix, but most of the work was straight photography. During that time I have developed a lot of skill-sets. At [...]

Platforms and Channels

Posted: October 10th, 2013

[by Peter Krogh] As you think about the use of social media to promote your business, it’s helpful to make a distinction between Platforms and Channels. Platforms are foundational. You build upon them, using the tools they offer to implement your communication strategy. A Channel is a means of communication. You need to be much [...]

What’s Your Value Proposition

Posted: October 4th, 2012

[by Peter Krogh] I really enjoyed the ASMP Sustainable Business symposium. It was an excellent opportunity for me listen to some wide-ranging perspectives from industry thought leaders. It was also valuable to sit and quietly think about how to set strategy and tactics for my career. During the last panel discussion, the panel was asked [...]

Wrangling Technology

Posted: September 26th, 2012

Tomorrow marks the launch of The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography at ASMP’s Times Center Symposium, Sustainable Business Models: Issues and Trends Facing Visual Artists.  We hope you’ll join us live or via live stream. The third chapter of the Guide, The Role of Technology, was written by Peter Krogh, who today offers insights [...]

Making Scans with a Digital Camera

Posted: March 3rd, 2011

[by Peter Krogh] Many photographers have a lot of film images that they wish to digitize, but conventional scanning techniques may be too expensive.  You can use your digital camera to make “camera scans” that are amazingly good, and very quick to produce. A basic camera scanning setup includes the camera, a close-up lens, a [...]

Extending Battery Life of Mac Laptop

Posted: August 19th, 2010

[by Peter Krogh] If you need to get the maximum run time out of a battery charge on your Mac laptop, you’l want to be aware what is running in the background. If I have a long airplane flight, for instance, it can be annoying to run out of battery while I’m still in the [...]

Use Metadata Templates to Add Bulk Metadata

Posted: March 16th, 2010

[by Peter Krogh] It’s important to tag your images with copyright and contact information, as well as information about the subject matter of the photos. The best way to do that is to use metadata templates when you first download the photos. Learn about how to make and use metadata templates at

Use a Validated Transfer

Posted: February 16th, 2010

[by Peter Krogh] Whenever you move the primary copy of your images from one drive to another, you should perform a validated transfer. This makes sure that all files are transferred, and that every bit in the original is also in the copy. Read about the process and watch a movie of it in action [...]

Organize Your Image Collection with a Catalog

Posted: January 18th, 2010

[by Peter Krogh] One of the most powerful tools that we have for making the most of our photographs is an image catalog. Catalogs allow you to organize vast numbers of images into groupings that make sense to you. dpBestflow recommends that all photographers make use of catalog software as a critical component of file [...]

Blu-ray Discs for Backup

Posted: December 10th, 2009

[by Peter Krogh] Consider Blu-ray disks as an way to backup your files. The dpBestflow project recommends that write-once media, such as CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk can provide needed protection for your valuable images. Many people feel that DVD is just too small, at 4 GB, to be worth the hassle. Blu-ray can hold [...]

Using the dpBestflow Website

Posted: November 12th, 2009

[by Peter Krogh] We’ve packed quite a bit of information in the website, so we thought we’d make a movie to show you how to navigate. We suggest you spend a few minutes looking over the video before you dive in. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think. [div hVlog style="text-align:center; margin:0 0 12px [...]

dpBestflow is a Multimedia Learning Environment

Posted: November 10th, 2009

[by Peter Krogh] As Richard points out in yesterday’s blog, the dpBestflow project is a muti-dimensional, multi-media effort.  We know you are visual people, and for some subjects, a movie makes the point better than text. You’ll find quite a bit of content on the site that walks you through some workflow by actually showing [...]

Tagging Images with GPS

Posted: October 15th, 2009

[by Peter Krogh] When I’m looking for one of my images, one of the most valuable tools I can use is the location list in Lightroom or Expression Media.  My awareness of where a picture was taken is deeply tied to my memory of that image. By using Country. State, City and Location tags, I [...]

Do Your Know Your Trackpad?

Posted: September 30th, 2009

[by Peter Krogh] On Mac 10.5 and above, you can get a right-click by double-tapping your trackpad with two fingers.  Go ahead and try. (If you’re not already using a multi-button mouse, you literally don’t know what you’re missing.) There is all kind of functionality hidden in these “contextual menus”.  Clicking nearly any onscreen item [...]