Just a few months after Montagnes Extrêmes, I am proud to announce the release today of a new book, published by Craft And Vision and titled “The Workflow Book – Organize and Protect your Digital Photographs“. The two couldn’t be more different: Montagnes Extrêmes is a beautiful coffee table physical book, in French, and is all about enjoying nice mountain photography. The Workflow Book, on the other hand, is a large PDF ebook (over 70 spreads), written in English, and is by design very technical. There are of course many mountain images but they are mere illustrations, and what you will really find interesting (I hope) is the text.
What I have attempted with this book is to talk about all the boring parts of digital photography, all the chores one has to deal with, from designing a file naming scheme to choosing the right computer equipment, importing files with Lightroom or Photo Mechanic, editing a shoot down, entering metadata, exporting finished files and, most importantly, how to design a good backup strategy. I don’t discuss how to take pictures, which camera to choose or what to do in Photoshop or Lightroom, as those are vast topics on which many great books have already been written, but instead deal with the lot less sexy tasks that we all have to contend with, whether we like it or not.
Reading this book will absolutely not make you a better photographer, but it might make a you a more efficient one. You will hopefully find ways to streamline your workflow, save some time and energy, and will be able to focus more on what truly matters: creating meaningful photographs!
The Workflow Book retails for the bargain price of $7 (with 20% off for the first week with the code WFLOW20) and you can find it on the Craft and Vision website. There is also a great “bundle” offer at the moment, which pairs the book with other C&V titles on Lightroom and Photoshop at discounted prices.
You can also find more information on the dedicated page.