5 Tips For a Better Mobile Photography Workflow

Soak up these 5 steps for better organization and management to your mobile photography workflow.

Tips for a Better Mobile Photography Workflow
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We all get a little snap-happy when it comes to documenting a newborn’s smile, that long-awaited vacation, or when your dog finally learns the “sit” command. Such tendencies, however, can leave us feeling a tad overwhelmed with the hundreds — sometimes thousands — of pictures left on our camera roll. Soak up these 5 steps for better organization and management to your mobile photography workflow.

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Sift through your images and delete any ones that are blurry, out of focus, or lackluster in comparison to the rest. As soon as you take your photos, try going back to the camera roll that same day and minimize to only your essential captures. We find that the longer you wait, the less motivation you have to take more because images will stack up and leave you feeling discouraged.

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Only Edit What You Love

Head over to your favorite editing app of choice and run wild with fun colors, appropriate dynamic range tonalities, and other sorts of what-nots you wanna slap on there. If interested, be sure to check out some of our favorite articles on how to have a consistent editing style, how to edit your photos like film, and four simple tips in VSCO + Afterlight (some of our favorite editing apps!).

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Organize Your Images - Tips for a Better Mobile Photography Workflow
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Separate Into Folders

Organize your most cherished memories by creating albums on your phone. This way you know exactly where to find the images and they can be neatly organized into their own sacred space on the smartphone.

For Apple Users:

  1. Go to camera roll.
  2. Click the Album icon on the bottom left tab.
  3. Click the + button on the top left corner.
  4. Name your album.
  5. A screen will immediately pop up that will showcase all images in your entire collection, click which edited images you want to store in that album and click Done.

For Samsung Users:

  1. Go to your photo gallery.
  2. Tap the three dots in the right hand corner.
  3. Click Create Album.
  4. Name your new album.
  5. Select the album that has the photos you want to move from the album list in the left column. Then, all photos from this particular album will be shown on the right column.
  6. Tap and drag a photo one after another to Drag here.
  7. Or, select multiple photos, long tap one to combine the selected photos into a single thumbnail and drag it to Drag here.
  8. Click Done.

For Pixel Users:

  1. Open the Google Photos App.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Touch and hold a photo, and then select the photos that you want in your new album.
  4. At the top, tap Add +.
  5. Select Album.
  6. Add A Title To Your new Album.
  7. Tap Done.
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Save Them On Your Computer

This is an extra step that we highly encourage you to take. To us, as professional photographers and creatives, the files do not exist until we securely save the images on either a computer or external hard-drive. Our smartphones are great tools for instant gratification and communication, but we shouldn’t be taking these devices too seriously. Easily Air Drop, transfer via USB cord, or email your freshly edited images onto your computer to ensure that you don’t lose these precious files.

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Online Back-Up

For an extra measure of precaution, be sure to utilize the fantastically easy-to-use online back-up systems most devices come with. Websites like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Pixieset work well, too. Some people like monthly subscription services, like Carbonite, in which you pay a yearly or monthly fee to keep all images stored on the online cloud for little to unlimited space.

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A more organized mobile photography workflow will greatly enhance your chances of staying motivated to take pictures, find the images you want to keep, and stay fresh in a minimalistic space. We hope that these steps will help you find stable ground in this often tedious, yet important task.

Stay Organized, Friends!

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