Dawn Oosterhoff
Ottawa, Canada
Living in Ottawa, Canada, Dawn Oosterhoff is a photographer working in an intoxicating pool of words and images. She specializes in technical communication, using editing, writing, and document design to transform unstructured information into clear, usable, and visually attractive materials.
Tutorials
  • Photo & Video
    Do You Need a Picture Archive?You need an archive
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    Digital asset management may sound like a complex, burdensome task necessary only for someone else's collections of images, but a digital asset management system needs to be only as big or as complex as your collection requires. Work your way through a few questions to determine what you might need to get started.Read More…
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    The Anatomy of a Digital Asset Management SystemDam anatomy preview
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    Digital asset management systems vary in size and complexity, but all are built to provide three functions: selection, preservation, and access. The best digital asset management system you can build will be the one that serves your needs, goals, and interests.Read More…
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    What is Digital Asset Management and Why Do You Need It?Photo bunker preview
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    We are the most photographed generation of time; yet, we may have the fewest photographs available or accessible in the future. If we want to access our pictures again and preserve them for the future, we need to be deliberate about saving our digital images and using a systematic approach so we can find them again. We need to use digital asset management.Read More…
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    Myriam Abdelaziz: Passion, Presence, and Creative Adaptation in Pursuit of the ImageMyriam abdelaziz menya's kids 45 preview
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    Photographer Myriam Abdelaziz is a cultural chameleon, shaped by living in different places, able to slip between worlds and identities as the situation requires. In this interview, Myriam discusses her drive to expose social injustice and her goals in fine art photography.Read More…
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    Lindsay Adler: Bending the Line Between Fashion and Fine Art La profile preview
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    On International Women’s Day, I considered the role women occupy in photography. Inspired by the women I profiled, I wanted to share more. In this article, meet Lindsay Adler, a woman making it happen in fashion photography and photography education.Read More…
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    Does Size Matter? New Image Sensors Bring More Pixels, More ProblemsHow big is big enough
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    Canon has announced their planned introduction of a 50.6 Megapixel DSLR camera. When released, the EOS 5DS will boast the largest image file size among DSLRs currently on the market. When it comes to file size, have we reached a point of diminishing returns or is there still room for growth? And if bigger image file size is still a worthwhile pursuit, what are the benefits of that increase? Read More…
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    VAL: Voice-Activated Lightstands to the Rescue!Tuts val preview
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    Voice-Activated Lightstands are invaluable photography assistants who bring humour as well as equipment on set.Read More…
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    Bleeding Off the Spread: Speaking the Language of Magazine Photography preview magazine terminology
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    In order to complete their assignments, magazine photographers need to understand the basic jargon of print publishing. This article provides you with an overview of what a magazine art director might expect from a photographer, and provides definitions for some of the common terms you’ll encounter.Read More…
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    Women in Photography: a Story Still Being WrittenMake it happen women
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    The story of women in photography is still a work in progress. It’s not a fairy tale but it’s also not a tragedy. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we take a look at how women photographers are “making it happen.”Read More…
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    Using a Controlled Vocabulary to Organize Digital PhotographsControlled keyword vocabulary preview
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    Most photographers have computers, memory cards, and external hard drives packed full of digital photographs. Without sorting the photographs, it's laborious to find what you need. This article will help you manage your collection of digital photographs by using controlled keyword vocabularies.Read More…
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    Selective Sharpening Using High Pass in Adobe PhotoshopHigh pass sharpening preview
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    Most digital images need sharpening; however, the amount of sharpening needed varies image to image and even area to area within an image. This tutorial explains why sharpening is needed and how to selectively apply sharpening exactly where it is needed using a high pass sharpening layer with a mask.Read More…
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    Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries: How to Detect Image ManipulationAnne margret image manipulation
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    Image editing is a regular and accepted part of photography. Sometimes though, image manipulation is meant to deceive. Knowing how to determine whether an image is fake both prepares you as a viewer to properly evaluate an image and as a photographer, to improve your own editing techniques. (Photo: J Crew, June 2013)Read More…