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What skill do you have to improve in your workflow?

Technical skills (e.g. Lightning, Focus handling, 3D modeling skills, Video Focus tracking etc.)
3 (8.8%)
Production (e.g. paying more attention to props, getting better locations or models)
5 (14.7%)
Postproduction (e.g. Retouching, After effects adjustments, Keywording)
8 (23.5%)
Hardware (Getting more render clients, better camera or lenses, seen the new Wacom tablet?)
1 (2.9%)
Human ressources (getting a Retoucher, Keyworder, etc.)
4 (11.8%)
Inspiration!!! (feeling like not being on track with your own inspiration or ideas?)
9 (26.5%)
Other (please mention)
4 (11.8%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Author Topic: Poll: what do you think you have to improve in your workflow?  (Read 2110 times)

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Tror

« on: February 25, 2015, 08:23 »
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...just being curious about what you think about your own workflow :-)

Personally I voted for "other"...reason: I need a bigger Studio space!!! The current one is exploding of props, strobes, etc....
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 08:26 by Tror »


« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 09:04 »
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Missing: Pre-planning

One of my biggest gaps is planning since I shoot mostly on weekends I need to plan concepts etc the previous week, purchase props and the likes for that shoot, have the shots (both video and stills) written down, etc. I do have a spreadsheet I keep but you still have to pull out those concepts you can shoot in a weekend. My issue is that I get so busy during the week that I get to Friday and no plan.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 10:10 by Mantis »

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 09:35 »
-3
Do you mean?

What skill do you need to improve your workflow?

Or?

What skills do you have that improve your workflow?

The way you worded the question makes no sense?

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 09:46 »
+2
I made a big improvement by eliminating the last step, which was giving my photos to microstock agencies.


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 10:13 »
+2
Missing: spend less time in useless work.

Well to improve my workflow I think that I should spend a lot of less time in cleaning everything, removing dots, dust, scratches, etc

Uncle Pete

« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 10:20 »
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I don't understand the question. Is new camera or lens = workflow? I'm missing it.

Tror

« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 10:33 »
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I don't understand the question. Is new camera or lens = workflow? I'm missing it.

Equipment is part of your production cycle. Workflows can greatly get improved / speeded up by using adequate hardware. But I agree that the formulation of the question is unfortunate. You might consider participating in a english teaching forum ;-)

« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 14:02 »
+2
Motivation us the main thing I am lacking.

« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 14:06 »
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Personally I voted for "other"...reason: I need a bigger Studio space!!! The current one is exploding of props, strobes, etc....

Same here. I would like a bigger studio. Now I'm struggling to shoot with all the stuff and things lying around, no spare room to move, it takes time and it's sooooo frustrating. I can't get the "flow" because I'm having trouble to move things (and myself!).
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 14:09 by Perry »

« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 15:47 »
+2
Spending too much time on retouching.  Removing dust spots and other stuff that the client would NEVER see, because I'm the only stupid one to zoom in at 300%

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 18:29 »
+3
Post-processing. Time consuming evil preventing me from being filthy rich.

« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2015, 18:39 »
+1
all that has spoken before me that i agree, i added + to their comments.
+
looking back over what made the most money for me, i realised i am wasting a lot of time
trying to be special for anyone, since my best sellers are shots i did not spend any time on them
other than place them on white background or shoot them with flat lighting
and just white-out the background for dirt and dust.
IOW, the less time i spent , the more downloads they get. so why bother trying to give anything more
than apple of white background,etc

« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 23:16 »
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What is a Workflow in Digital Photography?

    Setting up the camera and capturing images
    Transferring images to a computer
    Importing images into a photo application
    Organizing and sorting images
    Post-processing images
    Exporting images
    Backing up images
    Printing or publishing images to the web

https://photographylife.com/what-is-photography-workflow



 

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