When you have lots of shots....

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  1. smoke665

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    @jcdeboever that's why I like Bridge first for culling. The almost instant full view look, makes for quick review. Once in Lr. I edit similar images in batches. By selecting the similar images i can edit one and use the Synch option to match the editing in the othe selections.


     
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    Throw it against the wall and see what sticks.
     
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    Thanks mate, I do the shift select thing to create panoramas but never knew you could also do it with ratings!
     
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    I check off each shot I liked if I liked it within the first second I looked at it. Of those, I get rid of all duplicates or close duplicates. Using more than one becomes boring. Be brutal. They're only pictures; not your children. Your success rate will improve. Viewers won;t know or care about the ones that didn't make it. All they'll see are your best shots.
     
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    When I did real estate photography and the client wanted 25 keepers, at first I was taking 250 photos while I was at the house.

    Fast forward 2 years and I was taking 26 photos, just in case I messed up one!

    Now before I even press the little clicky button, I think...do I REALLY want to edit this photo?!?
     
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    I photograph High School rodeo. One rodeo on Friday and another on Saturday.

    Two days at the Delta Rodeo resulted in 2,150 photos that I processed.

    Lightroom:

    Establish an upload preset
    Design a preset for each venue and lighting condition.
    For similar images use the Auto Sync feature in the Develop Panel.
    Use standard aspect ratios and Auto Sync to crop.
     
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    LR is the best way I have found to rapidly screen, cull, catalog and post process. Nothing comes as close in my experience.
     
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    I'm a compulsive hoarder so have real difficulty deleting shots forever. Instead I have a file in LR for each year titled "Rejects". So all the doubtful shots go in there. It means I can be brutal without suffering permanent loss. Once in a blue moon I trawl through it if I remember there was something interesting I rejected.
     
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    ^^^^What he said ^^^^

    The Lightroom presets are great. They save me sooooo much time. I have a profile for every gym/field/rink I shoot at. Even if I shoot there once I will create a profile just in case I end up going back. And many time when I go some place new one of my existing presets will work for it with minor tweaks. So once done importing I will do a quick cull and then it is minor tweaks/crop and upload. Because of the presets I can edit and upload a 400 to 500 shot (100 keepers) football game in an hour. When I started I was taking 800 to 1000 a game, and still ending up with 100 keepers lol

    But if shooting the game for the paper I'll scan and give a 5 star rating to 2 dozen and edit those fast and get them FTP'd off before doing the rest.
     

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