Marcel Kapfer

photography

Searching for a CMS

2023-10-09

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. Currently, my photography website is generated using WordPress. Back in March when I created it I needed something to finish the first version as soon as possible (I created some business cards for a trip and wanted to put a URL there). WordPress was the best and first solution that came to mind.

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Outside: Success depends on measurement

2023-10-06

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. As you may know, I started doing some street photography regularly since early this year. For a few months, I started to walk through Ulm more regularly (2-3 times a week) for about an hour or more taking pictures. After a bit of forced hiatus during the last weeks, I finally got out again today.

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Tagging

2023-10-02

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. I’m currently re-organizing the tags on my photographs since it grew kind of wild over the last years. But to be honest I have no idea if the work I put into it will be worth at some point…

Struggling with colour labels, Darktable and Digikam

2023-09-24

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. I currently use Darktable for developing my RAW files and Digikam for organizing all my pictures. As I’ve written earlier, using only star ratings is not enough and I need to integrate something else into my organising workflow. Colours labels would be perfect for this. The problem is just, that there is evidently no way for “syncing” colour labels from Darktable to Digikam.

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Struggling with ratings and colour labels

2023-09-24

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. Rating my picture is an important part of my editing workflow using Darktable and Digikam. In some rare occasions I also add a colour label. The problem is, that my concept of almost exclusively working with ratings slowly makes more and more problems. Perhaps I should use colour labels more extensively.

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Too narrow

2023-09-23

Note: This was initially published on Scribbles, my previous “micro blog”. I discontinued it and moved the contents into this blog on 2023-12-05. I probably will get haunted for this… But personally, I think that the 2:3 image format is too narrow for portrait orientation photographs. I almost always crop to a 4:3 and don’t seem to loose any information.