Digital Skills Assessment
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What instruction have you signed up for?
I recommend bringing a laptop with an image editing program. Will you bring one?
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Digital Asset Management
How do you currently download and organize your photos?
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Approximate GBs or number of images you are managing:
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Do you have at least one back up copy of your images off site?
If yes? How often do you back up your images?
If yes, what how do you use to back up your images?
If you use a cloud-based storage, what service?
Do you back up your other image editing software custom presets and settings?
Do you back up your computer operating system and programs with a drive imaging program?
What is your folder structure on your computer for storing images?
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Do you rename your images?
if yes, what is your naming convention?
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If you are using Lightroom, are your images:
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Computer Hardware Management
How many computers do you use, or plan to use, for photography?
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Which computer platform do you primarily work in for your photography?
What software are you using to back up your images?
Do you have your operating system and data files on separate hard drives or hard drive partitions?
Do you calibrate your monitor with a colorimeter?
Do any of your photography computers use Solid State Drives (SSD)?
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Digital Image Processing Skills
Do you shoot RAW or JPGs files or both?
How long have you shot digitally?
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Do you post process your images (i.e. adjust tone, color, contrast)?
Do you understand Color Management (i.e. color and printer profiles, color spaces)?
Do you print your own work?
If yes, are you using a printer profiles?
If you do print your own work what printer(s) are you using and how wide does it print?
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If you don’t print your own work, who does your printing?
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Software Programs
Do you use Lightroom and/or Photoshop?
How long have you used Lightroom, and please describe your skill level.
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What plug-in programs do you use?
What other programs would you like to learn?
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Photography Shooting Skills
How much time per week do you spend shooting (practicing) so as to improve your skills?
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What camera and lenses do you use?
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How long have you used an adjustable (f-stop/shutter speed) camera?
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How would you describe your skill level using your camera?
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Have you taken other photography courses?
If so, what was the subject of those classes and where did you take them?
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What smartphone to you use?
Have you processed prints in a traditional darkroom?
Are your photographs for:
What do you like to photograph
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What is that you want to learn? How can I best make this class successful for you?
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What else would you like to add about your skills, aptitudes, and interests?
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Anything that I haven't asked about that would be good for me to know?
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