Photography is one venture that has an endless amount of opportunity and possibility. With these possibilities comes a tremendous potential for education and improvement.
Most of us are familiar with the educational routes available to us for improving our shoot styles, lighting, and other technical aspects of our photography. However, one of the things that can easily be overlook is that of organizing our work after we have finished shooting it. Now, this is a relatively simple subject. File organization and a post-production workflow may seem like fairly boring, rudimentary tasks, but that doesn't make them any less important.
Let's face it, as photographers, we are paid for our skill, and our skills take time. The more time you spend performing rudimentary tasks is time that you make less money. This quick video by Julia Trotti offers some great tips and suggestions for optimizing your post-production workflow.
Personally, I have found that my file organization methods are continuously a work in progress. When I first started photography, I created a pretty basic file structure and organization system. Over the years, that system evolved many times to accommodate for issues that arose throughout my career as a photographer. As my styles evolve, as my subject matter changes, and as I acquire new gear, my system for organization necessitates more improvements. Even though I've had my file organization system set the way it is for years now, I still found this video by Trotti to be enlightening. It gave me some ideas of things I want to implement and is definitely worth the watch.