Events shooters can generate thousands of images in a very short space of time. But how do you manage that volume of photos, and what can you do with your workflow to make it as fast and efficient as possible?
In this short video, experienced Formula 1 shooter Kym Illman takes you through his processes for taking a vast number of images, culling, editing, adding keywords, and submitting them to his clients, as well as quickly publishing to Instagram. He has a workflow that makes good use of a piece of software called Photo Mechanic, which allows him to be brutal when it comes to choosing which images to import into Lightroom. Some shooters will be horrified at the prospect of not going through every single image in close detail, but when volume and speed are the priorities, the processes change accordingly.
Also critical is the work that Illman has put into setting up Lightroom so that much of his work is automatic: presets are absolutely critical, both for editing the images and for exporting them.
What steps have you taken to make your workflow as efficient as possible? Are you as ruthless as Illman when it comes to culling images? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.