Photography workflow is something you develop and refine over years of trial and error. Basically it is the process of what you do with your images after you eject the memorycard from your camera. This process includes a lot of steps for some, and are quite simple for others - it all depends on your target destination, audience and usage of your pictures. However - one specific problem should be properly addressed by all users: Backing up and securing your images!
My photo workflow can generally be divided into the following four steps:
- Import of images from memorycard
- Culling/sorting to find the keepers
- Editing and perfecting the best images
- Publishing or printing the best images
Across these steps are several important points i require from my workflow:
- Once imported, my images should be protected from ANY single major hardware failure.
- Any culling i do should eventually be reflected and propagated to all copies of my data
- Any editing should be nondestructive to the original
- All the images not published or printed should still be available to me and my family.
- Within 24 hours my images should be protected from ANY major disaster such as fire, theft, ransomware, human error and so on.