Sorting the wheat from the chaff

When I return triumphantly from a shoot I always run excitedly up to the office and begin downloading the photos. The first step in my process is to download everything and then sort them into bins depending on what I plan to do with them. Here’s my system:


Unfortunately, here are the usual contents of the “Perfect” folder:


Sigh. There’s always tomorrow, I suppose.

By John Watson

John Watson is the original founder of Photodoto. If you're interested in what John has been up to, you can browse his personal blog.


  1. funny. i’m using lightroom these days and the star system. first i add 1-to-2 stars for photos i think i might keep. then i re-review and add more stars. then re-re-review and take stars away. then… you get the pic.

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