WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW
I remember six years ago when I was ready to invest big in a computer system, that the one and only thing I really truly cared about was absolute data integrety.
This is, and always will be the most important thing in my business. Period.
A photographers data workflow (wether they realize it or not) is the backbone of their existence in a purely digital age. So much rides on ones ability to capture content, process, deliver, and then manage in archives for future reference. One slip up anywhere in that infastructure, and it could cost thousands of dollars paid in commissions, possible lawsuits yet worse your reputation, and very easily your entire business in this “social” media time where word spreads like wild fire.
Get called out for loosing a bride and grooms wedding photos.. and it wont matter who you are, how good people think you are, how long you have been doing business… your.. done. …and… frankly, rightfully so.
This is YOUR responsibility as a professional.
Forget even saying “photographer”, this has everything to do with running a business, and protecting your clients as well as yourself from severe liability in the form of,
Over the past several years, I have spoken to many photographers as well as other creative professionals and when we chat about workflows, I am generally always shocked at the amount of afterthought that they give to ensuring everything is safe and secure. Worse yet, is that lack of understanding on what IS in fact good, and bad practices. Many people just don’t understand how all of this works, after all running the business side of things altogether may not be a strong point of theirs and this is very wreckless in my not so humble opinion. When I then share my process, I generally get hit with a few common comments such as “wow, you do all that?” or.. “OMG, I need to re-think how I do this”.
So, as a result I have toyed with the idea of making a helpful, educational video that is very detailed, and goes over my personal data workflow process. If I can inspire a few photographers that truly want to get better, and perhaps get them to make some changes to what they currently do.. and this in turn helps out the industry then I get to feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and I am convinced that this will also benefit me down the road in some way.
SO…. FINALLY after 6 years and over ONE MILLION RAW images processed inside of my workflow.. I give you, free of charge.. my first educational video on my data workflow.
*** UPDATE I am so very excited to have learned that this video has been featured on one of the most popular photo websites / blogs in the world! F-Stoppers. Be sure to check out the article that they wrote up, featuring my process and video! ***