Some topics here have addressed some areas of people’s photography workflow; but I thought a specific topic where people can post their current workflow might help others like myself looking to improve their editing process and photo management.
While I tried many methods to organise my workflow around my desktop for editing, I actually prefer to edit all my photos on the phone and rarely use the desktop for that purpose. As a result, my phone acts as the hub of my photography workflow.
All photos, whether taken with my phone or with one of my other cameras, are imported to the phone. As I use Pentax/Ricoh cameras, I will often import the DNG to work on them in Snapseed or Lightroom mobile (free version). I then use my OneDrive subscription storage to sync all RAW and edited photos from my phone to cloud storage. I also have Google Photos sync high quality versions as another backup and for use with our Google Home Hub picture slideshows.
From OneDrive, I then have my desktop sync down all the files where I can do further edits using desktop apps if needed. Any changes are done on the OneDrive folder so they are synced back up to the OneDrive cloud.
From there I run a monthly backup of the OneDrive folder, both to a separate hard drive within the desktop and to external storage.
The major issue I have with the current workflow is folder structure. Because I sync everything to OneDrive’s camera roll folder, I don’t have things organised into albums naturally like I would if I was using paid Lightroom to organise and sync my photos. So a few times a year, i’ll try and go through the camera roll and organise photos into folders based on events within a parent folder for that year.
I say try because I’ve often being slack on that part and it’s gotten out of control a few times. Would love to see how others are managing their workflow to get some ideas for improvements