Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 10:00 AM
"I often envy photographers who shoot for fun and don’t have the pressure of clients waiting for their images. Not only can they take as much time as they like to review and process their images, but they can also play with the latest Photoshop actions and generally experiment with postproduction techniques. Unfortunately, that’s not so viable if you’re running a photography business where time is money. In my day-to-day life as a wedding photographer, it’s vital for me to stay on top of things so I don’t get left behind with a backlog of post-production work. Over the years, I’ve developed an efficient workflow that helps me to process my images quickly, while keep the quality level high."
PhotographyBLOG has an article on how to get an efficient workflow up and running. While I am perfectly happy with my current workflow for now, I also am a much lower volume shooter than most. I think most people in their second or third year of shooting will likely find themselves starting to get overwhelmed by how to store, keep, and process their photos. Not helping is the fact that most of the good tools are not cheap. Lightroom is about $300, and there are few competitors to it. I've learnt that some of my friends just dump everything into the "My Pictures" folder, and use the built-in Windows Picture Viewer to sort things out... not the best way to do things!