Shooting and editing photo sessions can be time consuming and altogether frustrating if you don't have a streamlined system. Here, a seasoned pro gives away some great tips for shaving time and frustration from your workflow.
Streamlining my photography workflow is a constant struggle for me. I'm always seeking out ways to make things run faster, more smoothly, and with better end results.That's why I was happy to find this gem full of great tips for cutting clutter from my system and upping my productivity.
In this video, photographer and instructor Tony Northrup shares several valuable tips for keeping your workflow streamlined. One aspect of this is to take advantage of modern camera features such as dual card slots so that you can shoot raw and JPEG simultaneously and WiFi capability so that you can quickly upload those JPEG images to a laptop or smartphone for quick sharing.
Additionally, Northrup suggests something here that I have never considered: he does a lot of culling and rating of images in camera.This seems like it would be more time-consuming than uploading to a computer to cull, but I can see the value in this if you have some downtime before you have computer access, especially when traveling or other scenarios where you have a long wait and some time on your hands.
His workflow involves a lot of work in Lightroom, and since I’ve always used Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw instead of Lightroom, I’ve been inspired to look into making that change. He gives a lot of tweaks you can make in Lightroom that should speed up your workflow and your computer performance.
Faster card readers, upgrading software and hardware, and tweaking software preferences are all great ways to speed up your workflow and increase your productivity. Do you have any additional tips to help overhaul a photographer’s workflow? Share them in the comments.