Workflow

A PROCESS FOR SMARTER WORK

I’ve come to learn that whenever you can implement repeatable, successful processes there are great efficiencies, security and professionalism to gain. You’d be silly not to follow a process. These six steps work great for me, perhaps for you as well.

1

Capture
Canon 5D Mark II

Shoot in manual mode to RAW image format. Check light. Choose lens. Set ISO and aperture. Consider exposure and set shutter speed. Focus (eyes/focal point). Compose frame. Shoot a bit. Review on LCD. Adjust. Shoot replacements or alternates.

2

Import & Convert
Adobe Lightroom

Use CF card reader to convert camera RAW files to Adobe Digital Negative format, adding branded D’Angelo Photo RAW settings: META data, tags, sharpening and lens correction. New DNGs are saved in file structure on a dedicated, internal primary HD.

3

Manage Assets
Adobe Lightroom

Quick visual scan for photos that are out of focus, blinks, bad framing or have incorrect exposures – delete these. Mark picks and rejects during a second quick scan. Viewing only picks, make selects for individual editing and portfolio consideration.

4

Global Corrections
Adobe Lightroom

Viewing only picks, identify sets of images with similar traits and collapse into stacks. Apply custom image correction and enhancements. Perform image-specific crops or basic spot editing as needed.

5

1:1 Editing
Adobe Photoshop

Select images that qualify for pixel-based editing. Edit via curves, dodging, burning, cloning and use of third-party filters. Create final, composite color and grayscale layers.

6

Archive
External HD & Cloud Storage

Double-check meta data in Lightroom and then add image folders to backup application’s watched folders. Run backup to external hard drive and to online cloud server.

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