Ex­pert in­sight edit­ing work­flow

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Tracey usu­ally shoots hun­dreds of pho­tos at a gig, so has de­vel­oped this work­flow to quickly whit­tle them down to a man­age­able num­ber and ef­fi­ciently process pho­to­graphs – as pic­ture ed­i­tors de­mand to see the fi­nal print-ready shots as quickly as pos­si­ble.

Step 1

Star-rate the best shots in Bridge – look­ing for the best body poses or ex­pres­sions. Open them in ACR and Select All, so your ed­its are ap­plied to all the shots. As they’re shot with sim­i­lar set­tings and light­ing, the ba­sic pro­cess­ing will be sim­i­lar.

Step 2

Ad­just the ex­po­sure of one shot to your lik­ing in the Ba­sic panel. Mov­ing to the Tone Curve panel, in­crease Lights and Darks, but leave High­lights and Shad­ows. Then move to the Sharp­en­ing panel. Tracey’s go-to ad­just­ments are Amount 115 and Ra­dius 1.15.

Step 3

Look at each shot in­di­vid­u­ally, and make fur­ther ex­po­sure tweaks, re­ject­ing those that don’t make the grade on closer in­spec­tion. Back in Bridge, go to File>file Info>ba­sic and edit the De­scrip­tion to in­clude de­tails such as the artist, venue and date.

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