AFTER THE PORTRAIT SESSION WORKFLOW:
Portrait photography post-shoot workflow is something that most photographers don’t focus on when first starting their business. With all the hustle of just going out and getting your first clients, let alone someone who is actually paying you, setting up a good workflow system is overlooked. But setting up a good system from the very beginning can actually save you time and help you stay organized. Which in the end will help you be a happier, more creative photographer.
Why should great workflow be a concern to you as a Portrait Photographer?
A PHOTOGRAPHERS STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO POST PORTRAIT WORKFLOW
The first step is to actually book and shoot a portrait session. From there, follow these detailed steps to ensure a successful workflow for every portrait session:
ORGANIZING YOUR IMAGES ON AN EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
USING PHOTO MECHANIC SOFTWARE TO CULL YOUR IMAGES
CREATING AN EXPORTABLE CATALOG IN LIGHTROOM
EXPORTING THE LIGHTROOM CATALOG AND EDITING THE LIGHTROOM CATALOG OFF SITE.
SORTING AN EXPORTING IMAGES FROM A LIGHTROOM CATALOG
USING SMUGMUG TO BACK UP YOUR IMAGES INTO THE CLOUD
UPLOADING IMAGES TO BLUE SKYS RETOUCHING FROM YOUR COMPUTER
CREATING A PROSELECT CLIENT FILE FOR IN PERSON REVIEWS (IPS)
AN ANIMOTO SLIDESHOW WITH THE FAVORITES AND VIDEO CLIPS
I know this list can feel a little overwhelming, but take it from me, having a great workflow provides you with peace of mind and makes running a portrait business fun!
Links to all of the software and products mentioned in this article