01 Aug Checklist For A Basic Editing Workflow
No matter what project I’m working on, whether it be a fashion photoshoot, client event, or even personal work, I make sure to have a clear and comprehensible workflow the second the final image is taken. This is my personal checklist as a professional photo editor.
Before I even begin to look at any of my images, I need to make sure that they’re all organized in the right place. This means I need a folder on the correct hard drive with a designated naming convention and at least one backup of the entire thing. Ideally, I would have one backup off-site and one on.
Once my organization is complete, I begin to import my photos into a catalog system like Adobe Lightroom or Phase One’s Capture One. I personally prefer Adobe Lightroom because of how simple the Library and Develop tools are. The next step is rating and tagging photos. This allows me to quickly sort my images based on several factors. My personal system goes as follows: