Talking Editing Workflows with Dawn Richardson

By Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Last updated on 03/21/2024

Dawn Richarson is a former software engineer turned wedding photographer turned photography technology expert. I sat down with Dawn during our recording of Workflows (episode 23) and asked her about her editing workflow before Imagen came into her life.

Before the advent of Imagen, a key to her efficient editing was establishing a consistent workflow with file storage to avoid data loss and disorganization.

A new Lightroom Classic catalog was created for each photo shoot to keep things manageable and ensure that only necessary images were kept.

Within these catalogs, further divisions were made into smaller collections, particularly for large events like weddings. This allowed for easier, less intimidating editing and culling processes.

This repetitive process led to a form of autopilot, enhancing productivity and effectiveness over time.

Despite this particular method, it’s emphasized that there are multiple ways to organize and edit, with no right or wrong approach. It’s all about finding the method that best suits an individual’s way of thinking and working.

If you want to hear more from Dawn, listen to the full episode wherever you listen to podcasts or on the official Workflows podcast page.

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