I’m addicted to photography, and judging by the incredible response to Valerie Jardin’s post, Can Photography Become an Addiction? at the Digital Photography School, many of you are too. But there’s a cure. By organizing your image collection, streamlining your in camera editing (by this I mean checking photos while you shoot and then deleting any images that don’t make the grade), and using efficient image editing workflows, you can reduce the time spent messing around with your photos and create more time to get out and take pictures! If you’re thinking, “That sounds like a vicious cycle,” you’re starting to get the picture. My goal here isn’t so much to cure you of your addiction to photography, but rather to help you produce better pictures so that the time you spend with your obsession will pay off.
In an earlier post to PhotoHow2 I discussed some of the secrets of organizing your photo collection. I spent years using Adobe Bridge as my photo file browser, and I loved its easy integration with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. Continue reading