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File Structure for Work Flow Optimization

When I first began practicing photography, I ran into problems with the way I saved my work. It seemed like a simple thing at first. Over time I came to realize that there are many different factors to consider when saving pictures. Above is a brief video explaining how I organize my pictures.

I begin with a mother folder that is titled with the year the picture was taken. Inside that folder I label each subfolder with mm-yyyy followed by a title of the photoshoot. Within those I will begin with a folder containing only my raw images. If I edit anything in Photoshop, I will save the TIFs in their own folder. Finally, all of my edited images will make their way into an individual folder of their own.

If you have an organization technique that you find easier to follow, tell me about it in the comments. Follow me on Twitter for my photography tips and advice.

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