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Real World Aperture by Ben Long

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Chapter Four. Organizing, Comparing, and Sorting

Like megapixel, white balance, and CCD, the term workflow entered the photography lexicon with the advent of the digital camera. Though film photographers certainly have a work-flow, the photography industry of old never really defined it as such. There was “shooting” work, and there was “darkroom” work, but the concept of some sort of “production pipeline” is more of a digital photography convention.

Even if you don’t think you have—or need—some kind of fancy codified workflow, you will at least need to concern yourself with selecting the images from your shoot that you want to edit, preserving the best quality throughout those edits, outputting your images as needed, and archiving your files ...

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