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Class: A Photographer’s Workflow Part 1 (File Management and Backup Strategy)

January 12 @ 6:33 pm - 8:33 pm


January 12
6:33 pm - 8:33 pm


HoustonPhotowalks Photography Club


Becks Prime
115 West 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008 US
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## IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL FEES FROM THIS CLASS will go to fund a badly-needed projector for the group. Our projector has served us for several years, but it’s getting old, not very bright, and pretty horrible with color representation. FEES FROM THIS CLASS WILL GO TO THE NEW-PROJECTOR-FUND. ##


Nothing can suck the creative life out of a person faster than a confusing workflow and the complication of a backup strategy. It can feel like you need a computer degree sometimes! Let’s start 2020 off with a New Year’s Resolution to improve our Image Workflow!

DON’T lose all your work due to a poor backup plan, home disaster/robbery, failed hard drive, or accidental deletions! We will walk through a full 3-point backup strategy that you can automate.

DON’T spend hours trying to sort, file, refile, and find images for uploading to all your favorite sites.


In this class, I will walk through my typical workflow for several situations (photowalk, portrait, and product shoot). By creating an action plan that works consistently for you, you can get back to enjoying photography and stop worrying about photo, files, and hard drive mishaps!


This is limited to 20 photographers

The restaurant gives us the room free for those who eat a meal. Order your dinner downstairs and then meet us upstairs to find your seat. They will bring food upstairs for you.


We will spend a few minutes chatting and enjoying our dinner. Then we will have the class. After that, those who want to remain for Q&A are welcome to do so.


A few things that will be covered:

– Effectively using Lightroom as more than just “image editing”

– Why I didn’t cry when my hard drive failed

– How I find that picture I took 2 years ago

– Where I spend money, and where I don’t.

– The difference between your Lightroom catalog — and your actual images.

– Why, how, and where to backup your Lightroom catalog files

– What hardware I use for backups, and why.

– Automate Metatags

– Useful Lightroom Plugins

DON’T stress. Learn a few steps to automate your life so you can enjoy photography worry-free!

Class will last about 2 to 2.5-hours.

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