Workflow? What workflow?
That’s one of the frequent responses I hear from photographers about their editing or processing workflow for images.
GIVE ME FREEDOM!
Whether it’s the creative mind that doesn’t want to be boxed in or the artistic spirit that wants creative freedom, a clear streamlined workflow is often the last on the list of skills to acquire.
BUT, as I’ve said for years (even in my book for busy, creative women)… boundaries and borders can enhance rather than detract from our creativity. Finding ways to streamline certain tasks within a creative framework lets us find more time to pursue other projects and ideas.
Today’s image is of a figurine I bought for my husband a few years ago. It was a rare find because the coloring of the figures actually could resemble he and I… and that’s a hard thing to find!
I shot the image with my 50 mm lens in a dark room with one light shining to the left of the couple so the background was completely black. From there, I took it into Lightroom to sharpen. Then it was into Photoshop to apply the recipe I created yesterday for my texturized images.
My processing time was significantly reduced. Everything is the same as yesterday except for one of the textures. The benefit is saved time, leaving me more time to finish the tutorial for YOU which I’ll post first thing tomorrow.
GET A WORKFLOW = GET A LIFE
So, where do you think you could create recipes or workflows for aspects of your photography that you do repeatedly? Any recipes or strategies you’re currently using? Please share in the comments… if I get some great ideas, I’ll create a compilation post and list them so we all can learn! Even if you don’t have a workflow now, maybe you can share what areas you’d like to streamline and we can try to find solutions together!
Manual: Page 152
Images: Twitter Tuesday shots from tasra365 photographers