The Steps

With all you have on your plate, efficiency and workflow become much higher priorities. Not higher than lunch, but close. There are a million ways to manage your time and workload, but there is likely one that will work best for you. Here are a few “gold star” articles and ideas we found. Now get back to it…don’t you have a sandwich waiting?

Brad Mangin's Editorial Photography Workflow
“Brad Mangin has more than 25,000 images (and growing) in his archive. As an editorial sports photographer, he spends a lot of time actually shooting.... Brad has two main clients, Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball. His shooting approach may be the same for both, but when it comes to workflow, they are very different.” From the PhotoShelter blog.

Develop an Efficient Workflow
“At some point, most photographers develop a series of routines for capturing, copying, and processing their digital photographs. These routines can be sloppy and unorganized or they can develop into a consistent workflow that speeds up the entire editing process. Consistency in how you handle your images after they are shot is nearly as important as the techniques you employ to compose and shoot your images in the field. “Article by Steve Paxton of PictureCorrect.

Digital Photography Workflow: Fashion Photography
Patrick Lavoie describes his entire process in amazing detail: setting up the editing station, computer specs and tools, digital post-processing, pre-capture, capturing, organizing, post-processing, image editing, exporting, using Image Processor, FTP delivery, DVD delivery, archiving and backup, and billing.

My Photography Workflow 2009: Thomas Hawk
Discusses changes Hawk has made to his workflow after migrating from Adobe’s Bridge software to Adobe’s Lightroom software. Nine steps processing images from start to finish.

My Workflow: Kevin Ames
“Ames recommends two key steps that will keep you safe from those ‘interesting’ destinations of lost, or ever worse irretrievable data. First, create a digital archive, using both hard drives and permanent copies on DVDs. Second, develop a process by which you can quickly find and access the images in that archive at any time; no matter if the image is a RAW digital negative or a layered Photoshop document (PSD) several megabytes in size. “

RAW Files Photography Workflow - Part 1 and Part 2
From one of our favorite blogs – Hey Girl, Nice Shot – a step-by-step explanation of RAW workflow for a portrait and wedding photographer, including links to tools and advice from other professionals.

RAW Workflow
Wedding photographer Darren Rowse of the Digital Photography School shares his RAW workflow secrets.

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