Updating my demo reel is like going to the dentist’s office for a cleaning…It would really benefit me to do it every six months, but I really, really don’t want to. And sometimes it can be painful. Bleeding around the gums is to be expected.
If I had the cash, I would totally pay someone to do it. But then I probably wouldn’t need a reel if I had enough cash to pay someone to update mine…
Now that Lightroom 4 is out with support for HD video playback and GPS-enabled maps, the only feature from Aperture/iPhoto that I miss is Face Recognition. Lightroom 4 is fantastic, and still the best and most professional digital photo organizer and developer available, but I also use it for my personal photos (well technically they’re all personal, because I’m not professional, but you know what I mean—Artsy Fartsy vs. Grandma’s Birthday).
After keywording photos for two days, and only making a small dent in the 40,000 images, I started looking for an alternative. I found a nice write-up online about a work around for integrating Face Recognition in to Lightroom. Here’s the plan: