Photo Bookmarking

Bookmarks for browsers is a wonderful concept. If you are like me you have hundreds of bookmarks in different categories and sub-categories.  When I am out photographing, I come across many good opportunities at the wrong time. The lighting might be bad. It could be the wrong time of day or year.  I might not have the right lens with me for the photo I want to take or am running out of time or light.

I still take the photo and make sure I do not delete it.  I probably will not take the time to process it but will add metadata to aid in searching.  The next step is to put the photo in a folder called ReShots. Think of it as my location for bookmarking photos I want to improve on or redo in the future. When I am at a loss for something to photograph or planning to re-visit a location, I will open this folder to look for photo ideas.

Next week I am returning to Washington, DC for a few days.  A quick search of the ReShots folder brought up this photo from 2008. At the time, the Lincoln Memorial was undergoing extensive construction to the front steps area.  Fencing was evident from any direction except right on the ramps leading up to the memorial.

Lincoln Memorial at night as seen from the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Lincoln Memorial at night as seen from the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. Nikon D70/18-200VR, 4s, f/16, ISO 400, EV -0.3, 150mm focal length, tripod.

I saw this composition when visiting the World War II Memorial and did not want to forget it, fence and all.  Weather permitting (and right now it is looking good), I should be able to reshoot this photo without the fencing next week.

On this trip, the big reflecting pool is being worked on and has been drained. Meaning this ReShots photo will have to wait for another time.  I wanted to get the whole Washington Monument reflected in the pool with better control of the exposure and shooting it earlier in the evening to get more color in the sky.

Washington Monument being reflected in the Reflection Pool in Washington, DC.

Washington Monument being reflected in the Reflection Pool in Washington, DC. Nikon D70/18-200VR, 10s, f/11, ISO 400, EV 0, 36mm focal length, tripod.

Oh, well, next time! From what I hear, Washington is always under construction.

I am planning on blogging from Washington, DC if the hotel Internet connection will permit it.  I might even try to post from my iPhone.  If you are on Twitter, I invite you to follow me @sthomasphotos for photos and interesting commentary over the next week.

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16 Responses to Photo Bookmarking

  1. Joe Meirose says:

    My entire gallery is a bookmark for reshooting. 😉


  2. mylifeincny says:

    Nighttime shots of the FDR Memorial are in my “reshoots” folder. Just another idea for you – time and weather permitting. Have a safe trip!


  3. Barbara says:

    Having a “reshots” folder is such a great idea! And so simple, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who never thought of it! Thanks, and have fun on your trip!


  4. kiwidutch says:

    I have one of these folders too, when I made the file I named it: “go back and do these again” LOL. It’s a handy memory jogger of places I want to go back to and make better photos of.
    Nice to know that other people do this too.


    • Or you could call it the GBADTA folder. 😀 It sure is as I know I would have passed the photo up as I rate it lower than my “keepers” so I do not seen them in the regular folder of Washington, DC photos I have taken.


  5. truels says:

    ReShot folders – a great idea, thanks for that. And I wish you some nice Easter days in Washington. I believe they have some nice big President-size chocolate Easter eggs there?!


  6. Gerry says:

    I have a writing mulchpile – never occurred to me to have a “reshoot” mulchpile. That’s a good idea. (Um, Scott? Brenda Tharp says there’s “no bad light.” [evil little grin]) Have a great visit.


  7. Karma says:

    I like that idea of photo-bookmarking. My archives are such a mess, I don’t know if I could ever be that organized.
    P.S. I’m still trying to come up with April’s list! Hoping to post it tomorrow!


  8. milkayphoto says:

    Hmmmm, I’ve never thought to have a specific folder for this…intriguing idea, Scott. I’m with Karma…I could use a “photo file organizer!” 🙂


  9. I really love the first one with the water and Lincoln in the background.
    And about remembering great shots: lightroom offers stars and colours to ‘like’ good pictures!
    That is where i keep my memory alive in a way.
    when is the next assignment coming up Scott? Spring is here and it is time to head out 😉


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  11. Nye says:

    Scott, that sounds like a great idea. I’ve gotten better with organizing my photos and do need a ‘Reshot’ folder since I have many photos I like to redo.


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