Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Rapid high-quality scans using a digital camera
Digitize Your History Now. Slides and negatives are losing color. Albums and drawers are stuffed with fading prints and fragile newspaper clippings. As you try to sort and identify what you’ve got, the clock is ticking on the institutional memory of families, corporations and historians. All the history and heritage you want to preserve are in front of you waiting to be dealt with.
You want a solution that is accurate and manageable. You don’t want to spin your wheels trying to figure it out how to best light, shoot and track all the assets you’ve got in front of you.
And, you want it economical and efficient. In the end, you want to have peace of mind that your treasured photos and objects are captured and preserved for the future.
Peter Krogh's newest book provides answers and guidance on how to achieve all of the above.
Plan, Scan and Preserve
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom presents a comprehensive step-by-step guide for equipment selection, photo preparation, scanning workflow, tagging, curation and digital photo management. Drawing on the principles used by museums and institutions, the book presents a method that is within reach of millions of photographers, whether they are family historians, corporate collection managers, or professional archivists.
The Time to Digitize is Now
The digital camera has come of age as the preferred method for digitizing photos, film and documents. Families, companies and institutions can now make digital archives of important photos at unprecedented scale, speed and cost. These new digital archives will help you learn and share your history, and preserve it for the future.
Over the last decade, the digital camera has steadily become the scanning tool of choice for some of the most trusted image collections worldwide. It is used by institutions like the Library of Congress, the National Archives, as well as major museums and collections.
Faster, Better, Cheaper - Really!
Fast, high-quality scanning allows you to digitize entire collections at a fraction of the cost of older methods. Camera scanning can be done on-site, with any of the millions of high-quality digital cameras already in use by people and institutions. For many, the only additional purchases may be a modest outlay for a macro lens or copystand.
And, as always, if you are a VIP member, your 10% discount applies. You can find your code in your fulfilment email of your first order.
If you aren’t familiar with the multimedia approach Peter uses in The DAM Book Guide series, check out the samples from Chapter 6. Videos and accompanying text demonstrate his successful multimedia approach to teaching. And, the Table of Contents will map out the thorough coverage Peter provides. Both of these are also available at www.theDAMbook.com/DYP for your review.
For educators and press, review copies of the book are available upon request. Please complete this form to request a copy.
- Format: PDF, ePUB, DVD, USB, Paperback+DVD
- Pages: 246
- Hours of video: 9.0
We have two digital download versions: PDF's play on computers; the ePUB currently plays on iPad and Android.
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Update: We're sorry to inform our EU and UK customers that as of December 31, 2020, they will not be able to purchase from our bookshop. We are sorry about this - we see DAM as a global concern. Once the UK and EU policies get clearer and more straightforward for small companies like us to be in compliance, we hope to return to sharing our books with everyone.
What readers are saying:
At the very top of my list of people who understand photography, digital asset management, Lightroom, retouching and how to make all the parts come together is the book’s author, Peter Krogh. He has spent many years as a professional photographer, educator and writer, and this interactive PDF book (a PDF with embedded video content and clickable web links) is, in my opinion, worth many times the investment for those who take the time to read the book and watch the videos.
It’s a guidebook covering every step that you might encounter along the way, including: choosing the right gear for your needs (and budget); choosing the right lighting and camera settings (including how to determine your camera’s sharpest aperture); checking for sensor dust; handling, labeling and cleaning prints, slides, books and negatives; copyright issues; pre- and post-shoot workflows; image organization and backup; retouching/restoration; keywording; sharing images; and creating meaningful multimedia stories about any topic related to your content.
One example of how this book really shines is the way in which Mr. Krogh covers how to scan color negatives. This is a particularly difficult task due to the mask (usually orange), that often covers the image. He even includes information on how to determine exactly what film you have by reading the film code on the negative strip (this can be helpful for any film that has a code). He then provides a link to a page on his website with information on how to find the name of the film. Then, he guides users on how to use either Lightroom or a special scanning software called Silverfast because of its many built-in specific film profiles, which can help to provide a more color accurate image compared with Lightroom. And for those who use Lightroom for the task, he makes available a number of Develop Presets to help you get started, along with a step-by-step video for how to find and install the Presets.
I should also note that even if you don’t have anything to scan at this time (maybe you do photo restoration or create family scrapbooks from digital photographs), you can also benefit greatly from the outstanding information that’s in the book, especially if you currently use or are willing to take some time to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Just a few of the topics covered in addition to scanning are: Lightroom Tethered Capture (very useful for portrait and still-life photography); Collections; Lightroom Mobile/Web; installing and using Presets; red eye correction; face/place tagging; keywording; creating books; slideshows; videos; and automated publishing to services like Facebook, Smugmug.com, etc. And he “walks the walk” by showing us in an 11 minute video at the end of the book how to bring everything together in the form of a personal and heartfelt narrated story.
Even if you are interested in just one section of the book, I think this comprehensive work is well worth the investment. - Andrew
This involves collating and preserving many of my own 50 year old negatives and photos in addition to those I’ve saved from previous generations.
So far this has saved me many hours of work using Peter’s guide and video instructions. - Ernest