Step #5-B Your POST SHOOT Stock Photography Workflow

Now that you have shot your images, what are you to do? This video shows you how to manage your post shooting workflow by giving you step by step instructions on how to download, catalog, rename, backup and store your images.

To be able to organize your images, you want to make sure they are backed up.  You can directly link the camera using a USB cord, or use a card reader.

My folder structure is this (Year, Month, Date, Project), followed by specifically naming the individual files from each project.  Individually naming each file might sound like a massive task, but there are some really great programs too help with this job of batch renaming.  As a Mac user I use iView MediaPro, it’s a paid program but works really well.  On a PC I recommend IrfanView, it’s free, and there is a tad of a learning curve, but it’s a really great tool.

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of backing up your images!  DVDs, CDs, Blue-Rays, etc.  Backup, Backup, Backup!  Hang on to your RAW images, because you never know when you need to go back and do some more work.

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