Upload & Sell: On
With the end of my 2013 weddings coming to an end soon, I am beginning to think of what I can do better next year. One thing I would LOOOOOOOOOVE to do better is utilizing lightroom better. I am pretty good and pretty fast, but I want to get better.
With the introduction of LR5 and smart previews, I was able to cut my editing time down by 25%. Now I just added a new iPad mini to use with photosmith, hopefully soon adobe lightroom mobile. My point of doing this was to do my culling and organizing while on the go. Then when I get home, sync and edit. When LR Mobile comes out, hopefully I will be able to do some editing on the iPad too. But we shall see. I also plan on using the iPad to work with clients with picking their photos for albums and prints and such.
So this got me thinking. How do you all use LR? Not what settings and tools do you use to edit a photo. What is your workflow? How do you utilize your color labels, pick and reject, ratings?
What I am doing now is I reject the ones I don't want and then pick the ones that will go on my site and or blog. I don't really rate or color label anything. If you rate and label, why/how/whats your reasoning? I'm curious to why you are using those features. I am not using them and if something you all do seems logical to me, then I may add it to my workflow.
What I was thinking of doing is the following.
There are 5 colors so using colors for organizing the 5 parts of the day.
Fun and Intimates
Or something of the sort.
I'm not sure how I would use the rating system. Maybe 5 are portfolio worthy, 4 are print or album worthy and 3 would be a moment that has to be included but might not be print or portfolio worthy. 1 and 2 would be kept around and only included if I really needed one of the shots from that part of the day. Again, not sure how I would use them.
As for the rest of lightroom.... Brushes, gradients, spot removal, radial filter, adjustment brush, presets and custom settings are all mastered. Well ok, not mastered but I am pretty comfortable with my use of them.
Thanks in advance. If you have any videos or tutorials you recommend for what I am seeking, please do share. Wish I would have had a chance to snag the Hoffer workflow to see what doin.