Editing Workflow

Fast 5: Our Favorite Tips for Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom can be a fickle beast… but a powerful one.  If you’re serious about editing your wedding photos, chances are you’re going to need to wrap your head around Lightroom at one point or another.  So we’ve decided to put together five quick tips to get you started on your photo editing journey in Lightroom.

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FAST 5: How Long do You Spend Editing Wedding Photos?

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Editing is one of the most time-consuming aspects of your post-wedding workflow. Every minute you spend editing is time not spent growing your photography business. It can be detrimental to your success and your workflow!

So let’s go over 5 ways outsourcing can help grow your business while saving you time and headaches.

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Crafting the Right Wedding Workflow for Photographers

After the engagement session, as the wedding date gets closer, there is still much to be done.

Sometimes the gap between engagements and weddings is a full year, so how do you often use that time? Do you relax and put off preparations until one week before the date? If so, you may already know how much stress this can create for you and your clients. 

So what should you be doing? Perhaps you could list everything you have learned about the couple so far — which poses suit them, what they expect from you and what gear would be best to bring for their big day.

These kinds of notes will help you a lot when planning your wedding workflow. But there are still so many ways to improve your workflow before, the day of and after the wedding.

Having a solid workflow foundation in place will benefit not only you, but your clients as well.

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Fast 5: Should You Outsource Your Wedding Photo Edits?

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Here at ShootDotEdit, we provide outsource photography editing services for professional wedding photographers. Outsourcing your wedding photo editing is a way to streamline your post-wedding workflow. You’re able to free up your time, so you can focus on more important tasks for your photography business.

In this blog, we are going to discuss 10 reasons you need to outsource photography editing. Let’s start with 5 of them in part 1 of this blog post.

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Fast 5: Save Your Sanity with Outsourcing

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Reasons to Outsource your photo editing

When you started your journey as a wedding photographer, what excited you most?  Was it the long, late nights spent behind a computer screen, carefully editing your images for ten to twenty hours per session?  Was it the tedious task of culling through thousands of images per wedding?

Probably not…

So what’s the quickest way to free up that time? How can you get back to doing what you love the most — whether it be shooting more weddings or tackling your marketing and client outreach?

The answer is outsourcing.

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The Complete Guide to What Wedding Photo Edits Your Bride Expects

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Wedding photo edits. Editing is a necessary aspect of your role as a wedding photographer (though you don’t have to do it yourself with help from a wedding photo editor). And, editing is important to help you achieve your unique photography style. Want to know something else? Editing your wedding photos is also really important to your bride.

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Ask Anything with Jared Platt: His Top Efficiency, Workflow, and Lightroom Tips

jared platt's top efficiency, workflow, and lightroom tips

As a busy wedding photographer, your time is spent meeting new clients, shooting their engagement sessions and wedding days, and fulling their products. Your to-do list may constantly expand and your time could become more limited with every project. One of the best ways to stay on top of your workload, and eliminate stress, is to be as fast as possible and learn the best workflow, efficiency, and Lightroom tips to accomplish your tasks.

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Culling in Camera: Can it Save You Time?

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During the wedding day, how many images are you shooting? Chances are, you shoot hundreds of images from the wedding day (based on these most important moments) – most of which don’t make it to the final set you send to your clients. And, based on how many images clients really want, the culling process may force you to spend your time getting rid of a ton of images to get to your final total.

Culling your images in Lightroom is not the only way to start the process of delivering a set of the best images from the wedding day. You can start the process earlier by updating your process, and even culling in camera. The biggest question is, can these techniques save you time in your workflow? Here are a few steps you can take to eliminate the number of images you need to cull on your computer during your post-wedding workflow.

Step 1: Shoot What’s Needed

The first step is to start the process before you even take the first set of images. Achieve the best shots possible by properly posing your clients in a place where the background is ideal, the light highlights them, and you know it will be a memorable image. Or, if it’s something you cannot pose, position yourself in the best angle for the image. Before you take the photo, make sure you know it will result in an image that contributes to the overall story of the wedding day. If you only focus on the images that matter, you won’t have to spend as much time on your computer afterwards.

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Image Compliments of Sam Stroud Photography

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