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Adobe Lightroom File Management Workflow

A lot of people I meet ask me about workflow. How do I keep my photo library organized? What’s the secret to managing tons and tons of personal and client photos?

Watch the video and find out!

JKPinPDX - December 6, 2011 - 3:30 am

Great Video on workflow!

If you could make a video strictly talking about your filing system and organizing of the actual pictures folders, (all the files on the left hand side of the screen) on external hard drives that would be great! Just some more clarity on how to manage catalogs/folders etc. etc. For newer users to Lightroom, this would be great!

-Thanks for sharing!

bmosoff - December 6, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Thanks for the kind words!

I’ll add this to my list of videos to shoot, and hopefully have something up in the next couple of days, so check back!

FANSCHOP - December 8, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Useful video, thank you. I had started using starts recently but had not discovered yet colors – they solve most of my issues i have now! Hope you can apply two different colors to a single photo (say, yellow for Blog AND blue for facebook)?

My photo editing skills are still rudimentary… i correct exposure, cropping, white balance, and noise reduction, but still no good at colors, sharpening, clarity-vibrance-saturation… would you have any tips on these last items? When getting “creative” I only end up using Lightroom’s presets.

thanks again for the video.

Brian - December 9, 2011 - 3:28 pm

Thanks Fanschop for your comments. You can’t assign two different colors to a single image.

My next video will deal with how I process to get the punchy look. Stay tuned!

Robert - December 30, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Thanks for the great video explaining your workflow. I use a similar system but you gave me some great tips to improve on. Off topic question, but what camera did you use to take those great family vacation shots? I’m looking for a good point and shoot.

JKPinPDX - January 26, 2012 - 2:36 am

Please don’t forget!!!!

Please do a video on Organizing our files/catalogs/imports etc.
I feel I am getting the develop tabs down… but my files are ALL OVER THE PLACE!

If you could do a more informative and in-depth video on methods of ORGANIZING our many photo (and video) files, that would be awesome!

Again, talking about all those files on the left!

Thanks for your wisdom to us beginners of LR3!


paul - May 29, 2012 - 3:09 am

Great video ! Very informative and useful. Agreed with first poster, it would be fantastic ( if you have time ) to add more to about filing and catalogues / ext drives etc… Thank you in the interim for the above video. Much appreciated.

Ben West - February 7, 2013 - 5:57 am

Great video Brian. I’m a amateur/beginner photographer and this is exactly what I was looking for. Perfect! ;)

Thanks again


Asukabook Neoclassic Album Review

If you enjoy making albums, you definitely want to check out this out! Stop by their website, and browse the various book types and options!

Þórir Hafnfjörð Jensson - December 6, 2011 - 10:47 am

Good review, never heard about this company before and I´m gonna check them out. I have been struggling with companys like and and never seem to get the same result from them. asukabook looks really pro. Really like the box.

Great webside by the way, its in my bookmarks now ;)

bmosoff - December 6, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Thanks for stopping by, and the kind words. I’ve tried a number of companies out there, and have had mostly frustrating experiences. If you’re willing to spend more money to get a premium product, Asukabook is one of the best companies around! If you want a more consumer paper-based book, I recommend . Their books are great, and very affordable. I’ll be posting a review of their products this week, so keep checking back!

Jae - February 8, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Thank you for the detailed review. I was looking for some sample photos of neo classic album and this helps a lot.

anurag harsh - December 30, 2013 - 12:40 am


Travel Tripod Review – Benro Travel Angel

After receiving a number of msgs from various forum members asking how I liked my Benro Travel Angel tripod, I thought I’d make this video to give everyone a more visual experience!

Sam - December 5, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Thanks for the video and review.
but I found Benro is still a bit too pricy and large for me.
May be you could look at Jusino tripod for ravel tripod if got any chance. It might not as firm as Benro, but is much more cheaper

bmosoff - December 5, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and commenting on my review of the Benro Travel Angel. Have you looked into the aluminum version of the tripod? It’s about half the price, and not that much heavier, so it makes for a good alternative!

I chose the Benro because compared to a Gitzo, it was much more affordable, and I wanted something more compact than a carbon fibre Manfrotto

Ted - January 24, 2012 - 11:53 pm

thanks for doing this review. i’m literally just starting my research tonight, but you gave me some good points to consider. :)

bmosoff - January 25, 2012 - 11:43 am

Thanks, and good luck! Happy to answer any questions you might have.

Tricia McDonald Ward - June 14, 2012 - 6:27 am

Thanks very much for your review! I’m glad to find it as I make a decision on a new tripod. Seems my requirements are similar to yours so it’s very helpful to me.