Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
Upon reaching the vicinity of The Medical City, I found out that the small zippered compartment of my backpack was open. Probably because I walked and crossed Ortigas Ave. using the footbridge.
The footbridge is notorious for pickpockets—hooligans who would position themselves behind unknowing pedestrians wearing backpacks. In a flick of a finger with the featherlike touch, they could unzip bags and take wallets or mobile phones. Or your lunch if it looks very scrumptious.
These are the settings I use (as of December 2019) when making a photo slideshow video—the pictures and music pretty much carry the feel-goodness of the whole presentation.
I like the Ken Burns effect of alternate zooming in and out of picture from one to the next. Give each picture some 4 seconds and when a 2-second transition is added, it will be less at around 2 seconds—just enough to let the audience fixate on a single picture.
Here is the latest video that I made for Jaycelle.
- Shoot in RAW format
- Download and organize files
- Folder name: YYYY-MM-DD[a, b, c, …] – [Event Name]
- Separate each event in folders
- For example:
- 2020-03-22a – Brian’s Birthday – Morning
- 2020-03-22b – Brian’s Birthday – Afternoon
- 2020-03-22c – Brian’s Birthday – Night
- Edit in Digital Photo Professional
- Tag each photo as either 5 Star or Reject
- All Rejects get deleted
- All 5 Stars get developed
- Narrow down to 36 photos per folder
- Gamma Adjustment: Auto
- Auto Lighting Optimizer: Standard
- White Balance: Adjust as needed
- Gamma Adjustment: Adjust as needed
- Exporting (File > Batch process…)
- Destination Folder: Same as original files
- Create storage subfolders for each file type
- Subfolder name: DPP
- Output setting
- Save as type: Exif-JPEG (*.JPG)
- Image quality: 10
- Output resolution: 320 dpi
- Embed ICC profile
- Include all shooting info
- File name: Current file name
I could admit that I’m a collector. I’m a hoarder. And a procrastinator when it comes to exporting photographs that should’ve shared to people who cared. A different kind of holiday rush is happening to me as I am editing last year’s December photos.
I’m glad because I’m making progress and I’m down to the last two albums that will finally see the light of day. I also managed to sweep off clean my 2018 queue folder. But lo and behold! This is not the case for years 2016 down to 2005—when I started going digital with Canon EOS 350D (I miss that that little gadget).
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