Thursday, May 18, 2006

Quick Edit


I'm so thankful for RAW processing because even though I love photography and looking at cool images I really don't like spending a lot of time editing my own pictures. So tonight I had a wedding to blast through and I've been working on saving some very customized .xmp files and it makes it so easy and almost mindless. I seriously watch a movie while I edit because everything is just click of a button.

Tonight was a smaller batch of 1074 pictures and I was able to get through it in 2 hours and 7 minutes. Not bad but I was spending some time making food and also making more .xmp files that I'll be able to use to speed up future weddings.

Here is my list:

17 comments:

amynave said...

You are toooo funny:) LOL

I wanna be like you. Eat, watch a movie, and edit a wedding in two hours and seven minutes:) You get a big fat WOW!!!!

MomentsbyMichael said...

man. i was happy because i just clocked in 6 hours with 1600 photos. i need your life.

lizzy said...

mulitasking! heck yeah! your posts alwasy have so much to look at, i have to work on that.

Deyl said...

That’s nothing…
Last night…
5:47- loaded dishwasher
6:20- competed in a biathlon
7:09- almost died of exhaustion, meanwhile dishwasher finished last cycle
7:11- ate nachos
7:14- consumed a firestone beer, lost a raffle
7:30- got home to 34 clean dishes and 12 clean eating utensils
j/k, you rock :)

amynave said...

Ok,
Deyl Wins:) Can anyone beat that?LOL

OpenSourcePhoto said...

How were the nachos?

Daniel J. Watkins Photography said...

I need to come over to your house to watch movies...

Deyl said...

lots of cheese, salsa verde and chicken= good nachos

Alison Bynum said...

hurry up with that tour. i need to know what you know.

Paige Kearin said...

Self-employment rocks. The best boss to have is yourself.

Kelly Sullivan said...

Sounds like a good challenge! Have you tried using Gary Fong's new Bullzeye3 software yet? Interested in hearing your thoughts on his color correction techniques vs. photoshop's tools before I buy it. Any preferences?

PhotoJoe said...

I used to be self-employed, too, but my boss was such a jerk!

PatStein said...

Oh, to be under 30 and male.

All I can think of when I read your post is, not how much time you saved by your brilliance, but how envious I am of the kind, and amount food you consume.
:-)

Jim Davis Hicks said...

dj,

i'm not there just yet, but my time is less and less each week. plus my first automated flow wedding that i released to the client before they were home from the honeymoon LOVED their pix!!!! i am getting my life back. i'm just doing it in jpg.

Jen Kroll said...

Wow. That's all. Wow.

andreasphoto said...

So, DJ...are you ever going to share with us just what this magical workflow is?

Neil Cowley said...

I just designed 40 album pages in 2 hours (-: Now I just hope I don't come back tomorrow and hate them....