• Saturday , 4 July 2020

How to cull wedding photos using photo mechanic

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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.

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To see other programs I use in my business daily – watch this https://youtu.be/NTtgxg6Ddvg

To hear ways I found my first wedding clients – watch this https://youtu.be/B-pkK_qvFvQ

To see how I edit my images in Lightroom – watch this https://youtu.be/XZUiPmTfOks

Leave my your questions and video suggestions!

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  1. Cherokee Copenhaver
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    thank you. Super helpful. I couldn't remember the keystrokes.

  2. Heck Hek
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    You just "changed my life." Thank you Joy Michelle Photography!

  3. Colette Kulig
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Thanks for the video! I am considering purchasing Photo Mechanic and like how after I have selected images in Light Room I can delete the raws I am not using with one click. Does PM have this feature as well? Thank you!

  4. Heather McKay
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    thanks! I love short and sweet, get to the point videos. A quick and easy tutorial!

  5. Jackie Ceja
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    This was SO helpful!!

  6. Hunt4art linearVector
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    looks cool but what's wrong with Adobe Bridge?

  7. CrystalLightLife
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    can you open them in Photoshop? i don't use lightroom.

  8. Tiffany Shaw
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    I’m pretty sure you just saved my life. Thank you!

  9. Sean Gallagher
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    I have been shooting weddings for 5 years and this has been one of the most time consuming issues with shooting over 1000 images at weddings. Interesting also how some people delete what they dont like, where as you keep what you do like. Your way probably makes more sense.

  10. Plimpton
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Great video, thanks for posting. In my experience, importing into and culling in Lightroom is actually a quick process; as long as you have Lightroom build previews. With previews built there is no lag time and there are many great tools built into Lightroom for organizing and culling. It's all about your preferred workflow though.

  11. Amanda Beavers
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    I use presets in camera raw instead of lightroom. I thought there was a way to edit your photos in photomechanic? I'm not sure if you can with presets… just want to be able to use photomechanic to it's fullest capabilities.

  12. Alyssa Jean Lewis
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Hey girl! Thank you so much for this!Β 

    So here's my question… I just downloaded the trail version, but when I import my images into PM they have a slightly blurred look. When I zoom in they are horribly pixilated. I'm not sure what the issue is as I'm obviously very new to PM. The images are RAW files. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! πŸ˜€ I'm excited to start using this program to speed up the process of weddings! πŸ˜€

  13. Mark R
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    I'm just having a trial of photo mechanic. Question: Is there a way to use it on images already in Lightroom? I have tried to select all images in Lightroom and import metadata from disk but nothing. It just puts an up arrow on the image that notes an external change and then you have to individually import the data which is slow. There must be a way but I cannot fathom it and have tried all the recommended preferences to make the software compatible. Works for images not yet imported to Lightroom but I'm failing to get it to work with existing Lightroom images. Any help appreciated..

  14. Madeline Cheo
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    so quickly explained, learned just what I needed to. thank you!

  15. AliciaAerial
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Omg I LOVE you for this video! I just got photomechanic and culled an entire maternity session in like 15 minutes 😍😍😍😍

  16. Andie & Anthony Ingagliato
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    hi joy! how do you import photos into photo mechanic and export them to lightroom? i downloaded PM a few months and never use it because i can't figure it out πŸ’•

  17. Brian Kenyon
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Hi Joy.Great video. Why don't you use the shortcut keys to score your images 1-5 and then use a filter to only see the 4-5 rated images? Wouldn't this be faster than manually clicking in the sub-menu?

  18. Aleksander T. E.
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Very nice video πŸ™‚

  19. CameraBitsInc
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Hi Joy! Just in case you don’t already know this, you can speed up your workflow even more by using the [ and ] keys to rotate your images, instead of pulling up the contextual menus. Great video and workflow. Thanks for helping spread the word on Photo Mechanic!

  20. Planeta Karina
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    I started using this program after one of your videos too and it's amazing!! My only concern is that the pictures look pixelated I don't know if it's because I'm using the trial version. Either way is better than Lightroom

  21. Hailey Grace
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Super informational, thanks for sharing!! great video!! πŸ™‚

  22. Cynthia Garza
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    Hi Joy! Thanks for sharing! I'm currently using Lightroom and it does to take forever to load images. I spend a lot of time importing and waiting in LR than doing something else with my time. Thanks again! Question, what happens to the images you don't select or tag on photo mechanic?

  23. Joy Michelle Photography
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09

    What are you currently using to cull your images?

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