Post-Production Workflow – In The Field (Part 1)
POST PRODUCTION WORKFLOW
PART I: IN THE FIELD
By Patrick Patton
POST PRODUCTION BEGINS IN THE FIELD
When you think of post-production, you think of sitting in front of a computer, listening to a podcast while you wait for your files to transfer, or how sore your shoulders get from hunching over your desktop after a long day of retouching.
The truth is that post-production starts in the field.
You’ve got to begin with the end in mind, looking through your camera’s viewfinder with the same discerning eye you use while culling images on your monitor.
You’ve got to see what the light is doing, how your model is moving, and work with these factors to create an amazing image IN CAMERA!
SHOOTING RAW V. SHOOTING JPEG
1. Always shoot RAW!!!
2. The end.
IMPORTING AND NAMING FILES
It doesn’t really matter how you name your image files as long as you remain consistent.
As long as you understand your system and can easily find a file that you shot 3 years ago, you’re golden!
BACK THAT THING UP!
Always backup your hard drive!
Every. Single. Time.
Ask me how I know…
I am a California-based photographer of people. I work out of California’s Central Coast, home to some of the most incredible beaches in the world. I have always enjoyed the pursuit and the challenge of creating and capturing beauty, whether it be through music, drawings, storytelling, or my favorite medium of all: photography.
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I started my photography journey almost 2 years to the date! 24th of September 2016 was the first time I picked up a DSLR camera and attended my first workshop which included ‘how to turn your camera on’! Prior to that I had just been using my iphone to take pictures of my family or various events I attended, but nothing with intention behind it. My journey with photography wasn’t a life long passion but more ‘love at first sight’.