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1 Day: Digital Image Management Workflow

Los Gatos, California

July 24 (9AM – 4PM)

8 participants (SOLD OUT)

At some point, most photographers develop a series of routines for capturing, copying, and processing their digital photographs. These routines can be sloppy and unorganized or they can develop into a consistent workflow that speeds up the entire editing process. Consistency in how you handle your images after they are shot is nearly as important as the techniques you employ to compose and shoot your images in the field.

In this workshop, I describe my own digital workflow and possible adaptations, from the time my shots leave the camera, to the editing adjustments I make to nearly all my final photographs, to saving and backing them up, and publishing in various medium (print, digital distribution). I will share tips, pitfalls I have experienced over the years, so that some ideas might help improve your own digital workflow.

This workshop is a combination of demonstrations and hands-on exercises to set up your environment and process images. First we’ll evaluate what is working in your current workflow and how it can be improved to guarantee speed, accuracy quality, and most important piece of mind.

Upon signing up for the workshop, you will receive a coursebook that details my digital image management workflow, the software and hardware requirements, and what to bring to the workshop.

What you'll learn:
• Why having a consistent workflow is so important
• Setting up your camera, computer, storage (from the safest to the “I can get by with”)
• Importing your images (traveling catalogue vs. master catalogue)
• File organization (folders vs. keywords), planning for growth
• Post processing images (step by step, presets for consistency)
• Lightroom critical preferences
• Setting up plug-ins and presets
• Output preferences (print, digital files, shared upload, website)
• The dreadful backup, archive. Setting up and checking that it works reliably
• Workflow tips and tricks learned over the years
• Hands-on how to set up your computing environment and post process images.
• Having peace of mind with your workflow!

We are looking forward to meeting you at the digital image management workflow workshop.

Don't delay your registration, as there is very few sessions scheduled this year.


Registration: $250 - July 24 (9am - 4pm)


Oliver Klink manages over 1 million images and 80 Terabytes+ of storage. He has mastered a digital image management workflow to integrate his master catalogue with his traveling sub-catalogues, migrate storage from multiple drives to consolidated systems, to produce single or set of images with repeatable post processing steps. “I never have enough time to post process my images. With my current digital image management workflow and environment, I can spend more time post processing vs. searching for images and worrying that I could loose images from human errors, hardware failure or catastrophy.”

- Consistent digital image management workflow
- Setting up your own environment
- Checking that everything works
- Post processing images with speed, accuracy and quality
- Review your own workflow (emphasis on “what else can I do”)

- 1 day of guided instruction
- Instruction booklet emailed before the workshop

Not Included:
- Transportation to the workshop location (carpooling encouraged)
- Meals, accommodation

Registration Fee : $250

Registration: $250

Terms and Conditions

- You use Lightroom and have some post processing experience to join this workshop.
- You are open minded to share your workflow and to adapt it with the tips and tricks shared during the workshop.
- Not much else … Have a great time!

Where: Los Gatos, California
When: July 24, 2016
Who: Oliver Klink
Airport: San Jose, California (SJC)
Accommodations: not included
Weather: 65 – 80F. Wear comfortable cloth
Cost: $250

Workshop details for digital image management workflow


1 day of guided instruction and reviews
July 24, 2016
9AM – 4PM

Note: Schedule might change to cover specific questions

Through a combination of demonstration and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to set up a digital image management workflow to handle growth and consistency. Our lead instructor is managing over 1 million images and will share tips and tricks he has learned over the years. The instruction is in the classroom at Oliver’s studio.
Morning: Understanding digital image management workflow
Review your current workflow
Mid-Morning: Setting your environment
Attention to details and presets
Mid-Day: Post processing step by step
Afternoon: Hands-on post processing
Publishing your images settings (web, shared drives, prints)
Tips and tricks used over the years (what has worked, what can be improved, the pitfalls, the great success stories)
Discussion on turning your images from documentary into fine art

What to Bring

Upon signing up for the workshop, you’ll receive a detailed coursebook describing what to bring, recommended hardware/software and post processing gears.

Post Processing Equipment
- Laptop or desktop
- Loaded with the recommended post processing software (Lightroom, Photoshop, plug-ins)
- Recommended backup software

- Comfortable clothing.


This workshop includes:
- 1 day of instruction
- Instruction on how to set up your digital image management workflow
- Tips, tricks, pitfalls and more learned over the years

If you are interested in carpooling we will share your request with other participants.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Oliver Klink (408-910-6701) or email

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