Culling your images after a shoot can be quite the chore, but a necessary evil. Showing botched exposures or blurry images to your clients can leave a very negative or amateur impression. On a post-production side, if the focus is a bit off or someone is blinking in a shot, it could mean more work for you in the long run. At the same time, not enough culling can leave too many images, which can also be overwhelming for a customer. While no two shoots are the same, the type of shoot will influence the number of final images (i.e. weddings vs headshots vs product shots). Regardless of that final number, with your final image set in mind, what’s the most important part of your culling workflow? What process do you have, and why does it work for you? If you're on the edge of keeping an image in or removing it, which do you do?
what’s the most important part of your culling workflow? 22 votes
The editing program – it has specific tools I need
The rating system – colors, stars, numbers, or any combination therein
The final number goal – I only allow X amount of images to be viewed
The client- They can do the culling for me so I upload everything
A combination of the above
There's something else to culling that's more important...