Hey guys!! In this video, I quickly share how to cull wedding photos using Photo Mechanic. I use photo mechanic for all my portrait, personal, and wedding work. I use this software to ONLY select the best, and move on from there into Lightroom. I find that this works best for my editing workflow.
To see other programs I use in my business daily – watch this
To hear ways I found my first wedding clients – watch this
To see how I edit my images in Lightroom – watch this
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hey guys welcome back joy here today we are talking about photo mechanics this is how I'm able to go through literally hundreds or thousands of images in very little time and just go through and in select what I want so let me give you guys some tips on coloring and I'm going to explain the software again we're inside of a photo mechanic right now so what you need to know about photo mechanic is that just the way that it use rails and it does work with RAW files is so much faster than light room because Lightroom is really just the way that it reads the file it's so much slower so it takes a second to render so as you'll see right here I hit enter and I'm immediately able to see a sharp image of what this photograph looks like so there's not this buffering weighting not sure what's going on kind of deal so I can go ahead and I can enter and look in and just go through these images so quickly now a lot of these images are upside-down so bear with me but you can get the point so what I would do is I would hit enter and I'd say okay I like this image I'm going to select it to select this image I'm going to hit T on the keyboard and if you see right down here there is a check mark now there are ways to store the images color the images do all kinds of different things the way that I'm using it is I'm just selecting the positive I'm only going to select the images I like so I'm not really worried about things I don't like and I think it's much faster that way my first tip is to go through your images and think what do I want to keep okay so I decided I'm not a huge fan of that image let's rotate this really quickly okay so this is doable let's go ahead and hit the check mark so if we don't want to see this image so close we can go back to our thumbnail format all right let's get one of these with the emboss or tool I'm able to see this up close so I'm happy with how InFocus it is can also zoom in and you can zoom out okay um yeah so this is totally out of focus I don't like that all right I do like that that seems pretty cool select that just able to go through and select things that we like really really quickly so I'm going to really quickly yeah see that's really cool so then I selected that alright so once you have made your selections you're happy with the images that you have you're going to go up here to the top and you're just going to say tag that now brings you the only the selections you've made I can do command a and this is just all my images and then it shows me you have six images here at this point these are the only images I'm going to import into Lightroom so I'm only spending the time in Lightroom that I absolutely need to with my selects this has changed my life you guys so if your wedding photographer or you shoot thousands of images you need to check out photo mechanics I hope this video was helpful for you guys and that now you are able to see a little glimpse of what photo mechanic can do and how I specifically use it in my wedding photography business if you guys check it out let me know what you think leave me a comment I'm open to questions if you liked this video even a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss out on future videos I'll see you guys next time bye guys