I’ve been a wedding photographer for almost 3 years now, and without any formal education in the field, all my learnings can be attributed to the judicious sharing of knowledge from the many that inspire me. This photography community, that many of us are a part of, is known for being open to sharing. There are thousands and thousands of tutorials, how-to’s etc. all over and thats played a major role in moulding my approach on a day to day basis. And I’m extremely thankful for that. 🙂
Without sounding philosophical, in all sincerity, I’d like to give back in whatever little way I can. Hence this ‘Tips & Tricks’ section starting today. Bouquets or brickbats, please do let me know what you guys think 🙂
To start things off, I’ve decided to approach the topic which is a bane to most wedding photographers I know. CULLING! Let me put this out there, I hate it!
For a usual 2 day wedding, we shoot 15 – 20,000 pictures and bringing that number down is an enormous task. And boring too! I do all my culling in Photomechanic (it’s a fabulous piece of software) and it usually takes me 2-3 days to get through an entire wedding set. I know, long right? But that is largely down to how dull and monotonous, sitting in front of a laptop screen, can be!
Lucky strike! I chanced upon this app called Quadro a few days back and it can be used for some seriously complicated workflows, but, in very simple terms, lets you control any application on your mac with your phone and I’ve been using it to cull and it has definitely helped.
This is how I’ve been using it.