F.A.Q.

F.A.Q. is a list of anwers to most commonly heard questions/remarks/requests/thoughs as I do photography and videos in tango.

I saw that you were taking pictures! Where's my picture‽ Where's my picture‽ Where's my picture‽ Where's my picture‽

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Why are you here today and you're not taking photographs?

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I do not want to be photographed

I you see I'm shooting in a milonga, just ask me. Most people like it, but a few people don't. I don't even need to know the reasons (I may ask out of curiosity or if I feel like there's something personnal going on, but you don't have to reply.) And I usually have a good memory for this, but that may fail so don't hesitate to remind me sometimes.

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I want to be photographed but I don't want my pictures to be published

Same as for previous question, and it's possible that I still send you some pictures in private, but in that case it's also likely that I will stop shooting you. The reason is that if I have to send pictures privately individually to each person, it's a lot of extra work, so I will rather count you among the people who don't want to be photographed.

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I want to be photographed, I want my photographs to be published but not tagged

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You must earn good money from your YouTube channel since it has millions of views, how much do you make from it

In addition to instant inspiration, most of the work for both photography and video is done AFTER the events and require to find a lot of time when I can focus to do quality work, usually multiple nights of works (and hours or days of encoding and re-encoding regarding video), so maybe I'm just already busy enough at the moment and I don't want to take the charge of a photo album right now, which would only be ready in weeks or month and would also delay other works. And keep in mind these are not professional activites for me and yet they are not my only possible activities.

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Oh, that must take a lot of work to select pictures

There's much more than selecting... Right now, my workflow for photography would go something like this: 1-Prepare Lightroom album for edition (which includes file manipulation including some homecrafted software *) 2-Main selection: Rating pictures (photographs with the lowest ratings get excluded) 3-Edit all of remaining pictures (it's misconception to think that photographs are not edited, usually when people don't edit their pictures, they actually let their camera do some automated "edit" for them... Unless you are in optimal conditions and your raw file already looks fantastic, but usually they're always room for improvement, and in tango, conditions are usually far from optimal.) 4-Temporary lossy export 5-Review all pictures for colour accuracy (one some external device) 6-Lossless export 7-Order pictures 8-Place signatures (this involve homecrafted software * that allows me more control over signatures, like placing them horizonatally or vertically and in the corner that I choose.) 9-Processing of lossless export through homecraft software for signature placement 10-Review of all the pictures for signature placement (check that it's not too disturbing) 11-Upload to Facebook album 12-Fille album title and descritpion 13-Tagging as many as possible (and Facebook's intercace's evolutions have made this process somewhat inefficient and sometimes buggy) 14-Archiving of work files and result files 15-(Optional, if it's tango in Belgium) Selection of result files for milonga.be (which may include reprocessing the output file) Selection afterwards: Pictures may still be discard at any step after step 2. Loop(s): All steps after "6-Lossless export" can lead back to step 6 and/or step 8. * Homecrafted software may bring help and/or extra step allowing more possibilities than what most photographers use, but they sometimes require spending programming to make them evolve and in rare cases to maintain them.

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My personnal favorite options would be if you could solve the issue, but the most reasonable is that you just stay out of it like it's not your business and stay in good terms with everyone.

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