iPad Workflow
Nov 15

Using an Ipad as part of a photography workflow

Again, a bit of a dull one I'm afraid. Facebook seems to have ignored an earlier, more exciting post about shooting models in latex, so head to the site to read it....

The shoot is done on Camera and with the images being written in RAW to the SD card rather than the CF. From there, during interludes and breaks they are transferred with the Ipad Camera Connector to the Ipad. Considering the size of the screen on the ipad it is a perfect tool for image review. I am also able, with photoshop express, to upload to facebook to microblog a shoots progress. I use to to go through every photo and delete any that don't have potential. I'm aware that for many photographers the idea of deleting an image is heresy of the darkest sort. I'm always of the opnion that as I take a lot of pictures, there is no point storing hundreds, if not thousands of picture I will never look at again, let alone let anyone else see. The cardinal rule for me has always been, would you rather look at 60 good photographs or 6 great ones?

One the images have been review on the iPad, it is synced with the pc and the files moved into the "My Pictures". At that stage, I organise them into the correct folders, and sync with lightroom. Once they are in lightroom, they are edited, either directly with lightroom or via an export into photoshop.

There are then tree exports from lightroom. First a small selection are sent to facebook's shaw solution page as an album, second the very best images may be exported to the www.shawsolution.com site to replace a previous image, and finally the complete collection to flickr as a backup.

Additionally, a blog about the shoot is written and uploaded to www.shawsolution, a relevant image is attached and it is automatically synced with Facebook.

About the Author:
A passionate photographer who is unable to settle on a particular type of photography. Primarily shoots with a Canon 5D MKIII, a 1D MKIII and occasionally with a GoPro Hero4 Black.


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