How I Edit My Photos | My Complete Photography Workflow

Are you struggling with getting the perfect look for your photos? Are you unsure about how to edit your photos to make them stand out? If so, you’re in the right place. In this blog, I’ll be sharing my complete photography workflow and how I edit my photos to achieve the stunning results that I strive for. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics of photo editing or a seasoned photographer seeking new tips and tricks, this blog will cover everything you need to know to take your photos to the next level. From selecting the right editing software to my step-by-step process for enhancing photos, I’ll be sharing all of my best practices for creating visually striking images. Let’s get started!

How I Edit My Photos | My Complete Photography Workflow

Foreign so originally I had an idea to do a video about the programs and apps that I use in my day-to-day photography workflow however I get a lot of questions about my workflow and very specific ones so I thought I would just make a video talking about everything so This video is mostly going to be about the post-production side of things but I will touch on a little bit of pre-production stuff as well as you guys know I also shoot videos so this is kind of going to be like a two-part Series this will be part one focusing on Photography I’ll do another part later where I talk all about the video process because otherwise this video will be really long I actually put a poll on my YouTube asking you guys whether you wanted to make it one video or split it up and most people voted to split it up This is also just how I do things there’s no right or wrong way while it’s nice to see how other people work get an insight into their workflow you can definitely take some things away but just do what’s right for you I guess what I’m trying to say alright so now All that it’s out of the way let’s talk a little bit about pre-production so before I actually do a shoot I kind of have to have an idea for that shoot…

Getting Inspired

First things for me is always getting inspired whether it’s looking through the posts that I’ve saved in my Instagram going on Pinterest or other places around the internet like pixels I’ve found a lot of inspiration there as well it’s not really something that I have to consciously do it’s something that’s kind of always happening in the background but when I have like a spark of inspiration I always make sure I Write it down I always use a tool called millinote to kind of get all of those ideas into one place and Miller Note have sponsored the channel before but they’re just a company and a tool that I really really like using they also have a Chrome extension so no matter what web Page I’m on I can find the little Miller note button and that’ll pretty much automatically drag those photos into a board for me to collect so when I have an idea for a shoot when I’ve got a location in mind some inspiration photos I’ll generally create a new board and Then I’ll put all those photos into that board usually with the name of the model and like the date or at least the month that I’m going to shoot and I’ll put other little notes in there like text notes about what time of day I want to Shoot what kind of outfit I would like I’ve said this in other videos but I think it’s really important that you have a mood board and a clear idea even before you reach out to the model so you basically have something to go like hey This is what I want to create and then you actually have ideas that you’re trying to execute on…

Post-Production Workflow

After the shoot I will have an SD card full of photos the SD card that I use is the Angel bird I use a 128 gigabyte V60 card This works really well for video and photo it’s very fast it’s a UHS 2 card as well I’ll plug that straight into my MacBook Pro and I’ll actually make two copies of the photo shoot straight away so the first copy goes to my one terabyte SanDisk SSD I’ve been using This for quite some time now and this is my working drive so the good thing about an SSD is it’s fast and it’s comp packed and you can basically take it anywhere and they’re also more or less drop proof so good for taking to cafes and pretty much anywhere I’m editing if I’m Traveling stuff like that the second copy that I make will be to a mechanical hard drive now these hard drives they very rarely leave my house the upside of these drives is that they’re very inexpensive however if you drop a hard drive like this it is going to break They’re not as portable although they’re getting much smaller now the SSD is just a better option for working from so one serves as a working drive and the other as a backup I try to have one mechanical Drive per year for all my work so it’s usually like a two or four terabyte Drive depending on how many shoots I do all right now it’s time to jump into the laptop and go through all the post-production all right so here we are inside the computer we’ve backed up our project now the first thing that I’m going to do is open an app called Narrative select now I use this app on a weekly basis and it is part of every single shoe weird workflow if you’ve been watching my channel for a while you probably would have seen it before they have sponsored the channel they aren’t sponsoring this video I just really love Their software and actually if you guys use the link below and sign up it does help to support my channel as well it’s actually free to use as well and I know a bunch of you guys have signed up so far just because it is such an awesome Tool and it’s free so why not but essentially what it does is it helps you cull your photo shoot so I’m sure you know what it’s like when you come back from a photo shoot…


Photo Editing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you edit your photos?

My photo editing process starts with importing my photos into Lightroom, where I make basic adjustments to exposure, contrast, and color. I then move on to Photoshop for more advanced editing techniques such as retouching and compositing.

What software do you use for photo editing?

I primarily use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for my photo editing workflow. These two programs offer a wide range of tools and features that allow me to achieve the look I want in my photos.

Do you use presets for editing?

While I occasionally use presets as a starting point for my editing process, I prefer to tweak and customize the settings to fit the specific needs of each photo. This allows me to maintain a consistent style while still having flexibility in my editing.

How long does it take to edit a photo?

The time it takes to edit a photo varies depending on the complexity of the image and the edits needed. A simple edit may take only a few minutes, while more complex edits can take several hours to fine-tune.

Can you teach me your photo editing workflow?

Absolutely! I offer photography workshops and online courses where I teach my complete photography workflow, from shooting to editing. Check out my website for more information on upcoming workshops and courses.

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