Get it right in camera the first time. Take a few minutes before each location change, and take a test shot. I even take a test shot if I change angles and distance between me and my client. I’m constantly always checking to see if my images are properly exposed and in focus.
Stick to an editing workflow. Having a workflow for editing will save time and help eliminate room for error. My workflow looks somewhat like this: backup images to two locations, cull (first gut instinct), second round cull, open bridge and batch adjustments according to location, batch images, rename files and batch for social media. DONE!
Create your own Action Preset. If there are steps you take with every single image you edit, then automate it by creating your own preset in Photoshop.
Cull with no emotion. Don’t star images with a 3 star, 5 star rating etc. It’s either a keeper or not. Cull using your gut instinct/first impression. Refining the ones that made it can be done the second time you cull.
Batch editing using an action that gets you to 70-80% of the way finished. That way, you can go back and just fine tune the few images that need it.
The main trick is to get yourself a solid workflow and adapt a system that works for you and not the other way around. Once you take control of your editing, you’ll get more profitable, more creative, and have more time for life. Who wants to be sitting in front of a computer all day?! Not me!
Now, over to you. What time-saving tips do you incorporate into your editing workflow? Leave a comment below.
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