My photos are organised by date. So I have a folder for the year, the month and the day I took the photo. Sometimes I will use a project code and add it after the day. This way of organisation makes it difficult to find photos, you can’t find all the photos that are taken in London.
Another way to find the photos is to assign keywords to the photos. With applications like Bibble it is possible to assign an unlimited number of keywords to the photos and after that you can search or select for specific keywords.
After my holiday I assigned keywords to my photos. All the photos got the keyword “Holiday 2011” and the name of the place or area where it was taken or what it is showing. I didn’t look for every detail, because if I would do that, I would be still working on those keywords.
I have thought of one special keyword, “panorama”. I use this for the photos that, as you can guess, are going to be used to create panorama pictures. I made a couple of them and using this keyword I can easily find them and create a panorama from them.
When I would have shot some multiple exposures of the same scene, and I wanted to create an HDR photo, I would mark them with HDR.
My tip for today, add meaningful keywords to your photos, but don’t go too wild with them.