Category Archives: Workflow & Production

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: OOgImages’ brand new 3D/CGI portfolio is now live!


Stock Illustration by OOgImages.com, ©2020 - All Rights Reserved
Vintage instant camera with empty frame, evenly lit on a clean studio background. Accurate CGI model based on popular Polaroid Land Camera One Step first introduced in 1977. ©2020, OOgImages.com

Each beginning of the year I attempt to learn a new skill. Typically these first months of each year tend to be less hectic than the rest of the year. While this year began relative normal the Coronavirus outbreak created a massive challenge for all of us.

Perhaps a little more intensive than initially planned I use this current work-from-home period to dedicate time to learn something new. Or, like this year, to revisit a technic I have not used in a while.

Stock Illustration by OOgImages.com, ©2020 - All Rights Reserved
The start of this year I took a deep dive into an awesome app called Blender. For those not familiar, it’s an awesome 3D tool to model, sculpt, texture, light and render 3D objects and scenes. Even though it is free(!), it is very capable.

Since relocating to the US, this year a decade ago, I had not used Blender and found out that in those years the application grew up quite a bit to become a truly amazing tool to create art.

So, to dive right in of what I was able to pull from this amazing app. Here are some recent examples…

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21+ ways to get photos, FAST!

News moves fast. Rapid access to the right images is crucial, knows Philadelphia-based photojournalist Bastiaan Slabbers. He offers his photography services daily to local, national and international clients. Here are the top ways to access, download and license his work.

#1 Client Archive

Documentary, editorial and commercial photography produced on assignment by Philadelphia based photojournalist Bastiaan Slabbers

#2 Monthly Production

The Monthly Production collectionprovides a fast way to keep up to date with the stream of documentary and news photography by Philadelphia based Dutch photojournalist Bastiaan Slabbers.

(PHOTOS) Monthly Production of Philadelphia based photojournalist Bastiaan Slabbers

Images published in this collection are available upon request or through various wire service, including NurPhoto, GettyImages, Reuters, EPA, SipaUSA, AP Images, Alamy or OOgImages.com. Please feel free to contact us for any specific request. See the list below to access these collections through your favorite local wire service. 

#3 OOgImages

OOG [Dutch for eye] is an East Coast U.S. based agency offering commission based photography services in the corporate and editorial fields to European and local clients.

OOG [Dutch for eye] is an East Coast U.S. based agency offering commission based photography services in the corporate and editorial fields to European and local clients. Access the growing collection of images directly at OOgImages.com.

OOgImages curated collections on Alamy offer relevant and impactful imagery on US Politics, Arts Culture & Entertainment, Sports, Activism and Social Issues.

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Workflow tool that delivers

One of the biggest headache for every photojournalist is file delivery on the fly. Valuing any clients request while hustling the stress in the field is a recipe for files gone missing in action.

Today I played around with a new promising tool by Photoshelter named FileFlow. It’s a simple but effective app that delivers images directly to a clients mobile device. 

Over the years I have build my archive of client work and stock photos. All stored safe and secure and searchable at Bastiaanslabbers.photoshelter.com. To manage all these files AND to make them accessible to clients is a task my site at Photoshelter does well and now the FileFlow app gives clients quick and easy access to the files in my archive – Download FileFlow here and get access to your photo archive.

The OneStopShop functionality is what I love most of Photoshelter. In the field I often shoot and ftp my image files directly to my site. From there I typically add IPTC stuff and transfer the Selects to the client server.

A tool I frequently use in combination with Photoshelter to transfer files is ShutterSnitch but its capabilities to add/edit metadata are very limited. ShutterSnitch is great for sending pics from phone to FTP or share folder but Dropbox/Google Drive also lacks in-app metadata editing on the fly and that drives this photog crazy….

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