Nawfal Johnson Nur Photography

5 Tips to Help You Get Your Photography Post-Processing Done

There are more than 5 work strategies to get your stuff done, regarding your image processing; NEVERTHELESS, I want to list 5 recommendations I think about most and put into practice.

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Series:  THINGS MOST PEOPLE DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION:
Title: White Paint Orange Brush.
Creation Date:  6 May 2016.
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
☆ Art Print Sales’ Link:
http://www.imagekind.com/White-Paint-Orange-Brush_art?imid=f8c76506-d23f-4c2b-ae0f-96686e1a2750

1.  DON’T PROCRASTINATE!  Just get to the post-processing—don’t wait!  Get to the new photos while they are still new and you are still excited about working on them.  If the images are for a job, then working quickly is a necessity—you have a deadline!  Also, if you delay the processing, you will likely be adding continuously to a backlog of photographs needing to be edited and designed.  Having a backlog of photographs can cause unnecessary stress.

2.  Edit, Edit, Edit!  If you took 500 digital photographs during your latest photo-excursion, you already know NOT all are keepers.  Some images may be so bad that you can delete those just by quickly looking at them on your camera LCD.  For the second edit, view your images on a large screen and check for details—get rid of any images that are NOT high-quality and do not fit your purpose, or, images that you simply can’t visualize working creatively with now, or, at some point in the future.  Of course, if you have unlimited hard drive space, you can save everything, but why make your image catalogue messy with so many unedited photographs.

3. Organization:  Once you have edited-down your new images, you can get them organized.  I move my digital images into folders by subject matter, e.g., abstract art, abstract trees, cat portraiture, etc.  I find that early-organizing images by subject will drastically make things easier later on when it is time to copy or move the originals of a subject, and the processed art photos of that same subject, into an archiving solution.  You can easily, then, just copy an entire folder to an archiving solution.

4.  Know Your Photo-Editing Software:  Find photo-editing software that you like, does all that you need, and that you can work with quickly and creatively.  I have always preferred Paint Shop Pro over Photoshop:  Perhaps both programs do roughly the same jobs, but I prefer the working nature of Paint Shop Pro.  In my opinion, it is more user-friendly and it is more customizable than Photoshop.  Photoshop is no doubt great software, but there are other options too, like Gimp, which is good, and free.  The key is to choose something  that works excellently for you, and that it is something you want to learn comprehensively to get the most out of it.  Of course, it is best to get the photographs as good as possible in-camera so you DON’T need to spend a lot of time using editing software.

5.  Practice What You Preach!  You may already have a post-processing system that works well for you, and if that is the case, then stick with it.  If your system is breaking down, then switch things up, maybe you can use some of the advice I have given.  A good system, no matter what, should make your post-processing go smoothly, efficiently, and quickly.  As important, your system should help you reduce stress and enjoy the work more—it should not do the opposite.

BONUS TIP:
STAY FOCUSED!  There are many distractions out there to sidetrack your progress—fight against these urges.  Each distraction will eat away at time, time that you can never get back.  Thus, stay focused on your photography project and just get it done, and then you can take a break.

ARTIFICIAL VISUAL INTELLIGENCE” Series, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “Artificial Visual Intelligence, No 1, Edit B”

The “ARTIFICIAL VISUAL INTELLIGENCE” (AVI) SERIES.

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for the “ARTIFICIAL VISUAL INTELLIGENCE”, and this Photograph, is: http://www.imagekind.com/Artificial-Visual-Intelligence-No-1-Edit-B_art?imid=44a46981-374e-420e-9475-2a74a3ec158a

Photograph Information:
This image is from the “ARTIFICIAL VISUAL INTELLIGENCE” Series, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “Artificial Visual Intelligence, No.1, Edit B.”
Art Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; and, Expressionism.
Beginning Creation Date for the AVI Series: 12 March 2014.

AVI Description:
This is not so much a description, rather, it is a question asked: What would it be like to see only in Abstract Expressionism? It may seem like heaven to the die-hard Abstract Expressionists; however, it may prove difficult when it comes time to do the normal things that people do during a normal day. However, it would be possible to create robots that only see in Abstract Expressionism. When the robots look at every single different scene in nature, or every person, the image comes up as an Abstract Expressionistic scene. Perhaps, we could plug into the eyes of these robots and see what they see as they look around. It would be like watching an Abstract Expressionistic movie. The images in this series are still images, I imagine, from one of these Abstract Expressionistic movies.

Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#46 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/46-46—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=907538e1-2cac-496e-8252-6f2346926cbb

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#46 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.

The Motivation for this Project: On 2 March 2014, I turned 49 years old. In the past, I have done a 45-PROJECT, and a 48-PROJECT. Basically, I do a project with the number of art photographs matching my new age. In this case, it was THE 49-PROJECT. Therefore, that was the motivation for doing this project, and I hope to continue this tradition. Each new year is more of a challenge because the project gets harder by one additional photograph: Nevertheless, it is always good to challenge ones’ self.

Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!

Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

49, 48, AND 47 FROM THE 49-PROJECT

I’M DOING THINGS A BIT DIFFERENTLY TODAY, SHOWING THREE IMAGES FROM THE 49-PROJECT, BUT IN REVERSE ORDER

“THE 49-PROJECT" by Nawfal Johnson, of  Penang, Malaysia. The title is: '#47 of 49’.  The Motivation for this Project is that I turned 49 years old. This year I add an image to the challenge. High-Quality Art prints and canvases of this artwork can be purchased at my Imagekind.com Sales Gallery. Thank you for your kind visit and I hope you take some extra time to look at all of my images in THE 49-PROJECT. http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ and look for THE 49-PROJECT Gallery!  Thank you!

“THE 49-PROJECT” by Nawfal Johnson, of Penang, Malaysia. The title is: ‘#47 of 49’. The Motivation for this Project is that I turned 49 years old. This year I add an image to the challenge. High-Quality Art prints and canvases of this artwork can be purchased at my Imagekind.com Sales Gallery. Thank you for your kind visit and I hope you take some extra time to look at all of my images in THE 49-PROJECT. http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ and look for THE 49-PROJECT Gallery! Thank you!

“THE 49-PROJECT" by Nawfal Johnson, of  Penang, Malaysia. The title is: '#48 of 49’.  The Motivation for this Project is that I turned 49 years old. This year I add an image to the challenge. High-Quality Art prints and canvases of this artwork can be purchased at my Imagekind.com Sales Gallery. Thank you for your kind visit and I hope you take some extra time to look at all of my images in THE 49-PROJECT. http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ and look for THE 49-PROJECT Gallery!  Thank you!

“THE 49-PROJECT” by Nawfal Johnson, of Penang, Malaysia. The title is: ‘#48 of 49’. The Motivation for this Project is that I turned 49 years old. This year I add an image to the challenge. High-Quality Art prints and canvases of this artwork can be purchased at my Imagekind.com Sales Gallery. Thank you for your kind visit and I hope you take some extra time to look at all of my images in THE 49-PROJECT. http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ and look for THE 49-PROJECT Gallery! Thank you!

“THE 49-PROJECT" by Nawfal Johnson, of  Penang, Malaysia. The title is: '#49 of 49’.  The Motivation for this Project is that I turned 49 years old. This year I add an image to the challenge. High-Quality Art prints and canvases of this artwork can be purchased at my Imagekind.com Sales Gallery. Thank you for your kind visit and I hope you take some extra time to look at all of my images in THE 49-PROJECT. http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ and look for THE 49-PROJECT Gallery!  Thank you!

“THE 49-PROJECT” by Nawfal Johnson, of Penang, Malaysia. The title is: ‘#49 of 49’. The Motivation for this Project is that I turned 49 years old. This year I add an image to the challenge. High-Quality Art prints and canvases of this artwork can be purchased at my Imagekind.com Sales Gallery. Thank you for your kind visit and I hope you take some extra time to look at all of my images in THE 49-PROJECT. http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ and look for THE 49-PROJECT Gallery! Thank you!

I shall keep on plugging away at this until ALL 49 Images of THE 49-PROJECT are published here!

Thanks for all your continuing support by seeing my photo-blog.

Please help me if you can, by either making a Donation or Buy me a Cup of Coffee – It would really help me so I can continue to create artwork and art photographs, so I can continue to share with you.  Thank you for all your good wishes and generosity.  All my Best,

Nawfal Johnson

 

 

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#26 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/26-26—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=5b853ba8-f8b7-4f60-88b8-fbdd2906ffea

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#26 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.

The Motivation for this Project: On 2 March 2014, I turned 49 years old. In the past, I have done a 45-PROJECT, and a 48-PROJECT. Basically, I do a project with the number of art photographs matching my new age. In this case, it was THE 49-PROJECT. Therefore, that was the motivation for doing this project, and I hope to continue this tradition. Each new year is more of a challenge because the project gets harder by one additional photograph: Nevertheless, it is always good to challenge ones’ self.

Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!

Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#25 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/25-25—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=18d06923-6b9d-4f0b-9414-eb2afb1d0cf9

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#25 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

A Note: I think “#25 of 49” will be the last image from THE 49-PROJECT, that I load up today: I am going considerably BONKERS with the uploading. I get that way if I do the same tasks over and over again. I start to lose track of the steps I need to do for a task and then things go wild! Not wild in a good way, but, wild in a; “Oh $hit! I can’t believe I did that!”, way. So, it is best that I stop uploading for now, at least stop uploading the project images…maybe I’ll upload something totally different. 🙂

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#24 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/24-24—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=b8ac056a-5bb5-43a4-972e-9932f89fa936

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#24 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#23 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/23-23—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=7979fef9-f9ea-4abb-b3a6-f9241deb1896

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#23 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#22 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/22-22—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=bf8392e2-c874-4297-bc88-32249a8a067b

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#22 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#21 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/21-21—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=ddea3514-cf79-4e1b-ac55-0801e253a5c1

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#21 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#20 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/20-20—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=50492e3f-2261-4d36-bef2-a19e8fd2b419

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#20 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#19 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/19-19—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-B_art?imid=3c909eab-3fad-4bca-8afa-344eb9b008f8

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#19 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.

THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#18 of 49”

The link to my IMAGEKIND Sales Gallery for “THE 49-PROJECT”, and this Photograph, is:
http://www.imagekind.com/18-18—THE-49-PROJECT-EDIT-C_art?imid=4c499b79-8d85-4f31-b7b0-896f18903f54

Photograph Information:
THE 49-PROJECT, by NAWFAL JOHNSON, and the Title is: “#18 of 49” .
Genres: Abstract Expressionism Photography; Modernism; Expressionism.
Creation Date: 2 March 2014.
Time Limit to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 4-Hours!
Actual Time to Finish ALL 49 Photographs = 3-Hours & 58 Minutes!
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson Photography .
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.