You possibly already have a photography workflow that you been using for years.
It might be simple as plugging a cable into your camera or using a card reader to download your photos and using the software that came with your camera to edit those photos?
Alternately you may have a well-established workflow that you have fine tuned over a course of a few years to really streamline it.
Which ever you have it’s important to have an efficient workflow that you use consistently. Otherwise you’re going to have missing photos, editing that takes too long or worse never backing up your photos!.
What Is A Photography Workflow?
Most people when they refer to a photography workflow or just workflow and some people call it. Are often referring to the editing of the photos.
This can also apply to other aspects of photography. It could also be applied to the way you deliver your photos to your clients or how you upload your photos to your online gallery.
To put it simply: It is a set of steps or a process that you put in place to complete a task. Consistency is key!
When I refer to a photography workflow. I’m looking at it from a holistic approach.
From camera set up all the way to delivering the images to the client. Not just editing the photos although an import part. There are so many other factors you should take into account.
Some of these factors are:
- Backing up & organizing your photos.
- Camera settings and computer setup.
- Photo editing quickly and avoiding mistakes.
- Exporting your photos to the web, for printing or to USB.
I have photographed professionally for over ten years for myself and as a freelancer. I Photograph Weddings & portraits as well as club sports & events.
I’ll be sharing the different aspects of what goes into these workflows and why I’ve chosen that approach.
It’s important to remember you should always customise your workflow for your specific needs. It’s perfectly fine to have more than one process with dealing with your photos. As long as you keep it consistent, it will work.
I personally have use two different processes and it’s depended on what type of photography i’m doing.
Digital Photography Workflow Guide
This digital photography workflow guide is for the photographer who needs a starting point to put in place an efficient workflow for their business or just for personal use.