Sierra Camera Club presents a Zoom Webinar on Digital Asset Management, with Guest Speaker Oliver Klink

At some point, most photographers develop a series of routines for capturing, copying, and processing their digital photographs. These routines can be sloppy and unorganized or they can develop into a consistent workflow that speeds up the entire editing process. Consistency in how you handle your images after they are shot is nearly as important as the techniques you employ to compose and shoot your images in the field.

In this program, I describe my own digital workflow and possible adaptations, from the time my shots leave the camera, to the editing adjustments I make to nearly all my final photographs, to saving and backing them up, and publishing in various medium (print, digital distribution). I will share tips, pitfalls I have experienced over the years, so that some ideas might help improve your own digital workflow.

I will share personal experiences on how to set up an environment. You will learn how to avoid early mistakes so you are able to “grow your data” without pain and fear.

What you’ll learn:
• Why having a consistent workflow is so important
• Setting up your camera, computer, storage (from the safest to the “I can get by with”)
• File organization (folders vs. keywords), planning for growth
• Traveling catalogues vs. Master catalogue
• Post processing images (preferences, step by step, presets for consistency, plug ins)
• Output preferences (print, digital files, shared upload, website)
• The dreadful backup, archive. Setting up and checking that it works reliably
• Workflow tips and tricks learned over the years

You must register in advance for this meeting: 

Oliver Klink’s studies in physics and photography were the catalyst for his love of light and the complexity of our existence. As a fine art photographer, he travels the world to capture the intricacy of our ecosystems. The link between his various body of works is the increasingly complex modern world constantly unfolding in new and unexpected ways. He captures our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the insights into our world and ourselves. His artistic goal is telling stories with his images, making the viewers dream, and providing a glimpse of “the world as it should be”.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, DailyMail, My Modern Met, FeatureShoot, 6 mois Magazine,, among others. In 2019, his book, Cultures In Transition won EIGHT AWARDS for best photography book (IPPY, International Book Awards, PubWest, Mifa, Foreword Indies, PX3, IPA). In 2018, he was selected as Black and White photographer of the year 2018 by Dodho magazine, Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, and won the SpotLight Award by Black and White Magazine. In 2017, his project “Circus” was selected as Top 50 projects “Seeing in Sixes” by LensWork Magazine, and by RFotoFolio as “selected artists”. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWgallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest for “Stepwell”. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. In 2013, “The Great Migration” was selected as the Grand Prize winner at the 30th anniversary Spring Show Exhibit at the PhotoCentral Gallery in Hayward, CA. Other awards have included the Mike Ivanitsky award for photographic excellence (2009) and nominations at the prestigious Black & White Spider Award (2010-2016).