tPP58: Meaning in photography and metadata

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

April 18, 2016

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I have been updating the images in my digital collection. Going back in time and updating the file names, file organization and metadata. As I have been updating all the metadata fields it got me thinking about all that metadata and how we can use it to sort, search and learn about my work. As I was making the metadata consistent and clean, it occurred to me that it would nice to have some metadata fields that could be used for our visual literacy and language in our work, Sure, some of that data could be contained in keywords, collections or comments, but I think those fields already have a purpose and clouding them with a hack-a-round isn’t the best idea.

I also spent some time over the past few weeks rethinking about how to use some of the current metadata fields to create more data about how my photographs work and resonate with me from changing what 0-5 stars means or how to use the color fields, there seemed to be some interesting options for moving a step closer to having more meaningful metatdata.

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