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Image Selection Workflow After Winter Wildlife Tour #2 (Podcast 514)

Having just completed my second Japan Winter Wildlife tour for 2016, and taking way too long to whittle down my final selection of images, today I'm going to talk a little about some of the techniques I use during this editing process. Despite 2016 being an el niño year, resulting...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Steve
    Posted at 02:07h, 15 March Reply

    Hi Martin, thanks for the episode. Just one question – do you only submit your 3 star images to Offset or do you also submit your 4 and 5 star images?

  • Lynne Bergbreiter
    Posted at 22:44h, 22 March Reply

    Thanks Martin. It’s very useful to see how you cull your photos after a trip. This takes me a long time and I always end up with too many. I like your method of dividing the photos into topics and working on each topic to reduce the number. That may help me reduce the number of photos I subject my friends and family to.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 22:57h, 22 March Reply

    That’s great Lynne. I’m pleased this helped. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Ian FInlayson
    Posted at 23:46h, 15 April Reply

    Hi Martin. Regarding the problem you highlighted in that you can no longer star-rate images in Lightroom’s slideshow, I’d like to suggest an alternative. When in, say, the grid view if you hit the F key which will display the selected image full-screen, you can then use the number keys to star-rate the image and the -> cursor/arrow key to move to the next image. You may already know this by now but I wanted to share it in case it helps.

    I’m a long-time blogcast subscriber and very much appreciate the tips, advice, techniques and thoughts that you share: they have significantly influenced me and help me develop my photography so if I can give a little back it would make my day! :o)

    Best regards,

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:38h, 16 April Reply

      Hi Ian,

      Thanks for thinking to let me know! Your suggestion is actually what I have been doing, but don’t really like, because I still have to hit keys to advance through the images. The beauty of the slideshow is that it let’s me just totally sit back, and wait for the next image to appear, which I feel is best to help me “feel” the next image. Hitting a key to advance detracts from that experience and so didn’t work for me as well.

      But, the great thing is that in the most recent release of Lightroom (2015.5) the number keys are recognized during slideshow play back again, so all is good once more. 🙂

      Thanks so much for listening to the blogcast. I’m really pleased that it’s helped. Your suggestion might not have been something new to me, but I do appreciate you taking the time to comment, and to let me know how much you enjoy my content.

      All the best!

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