My question is directed at the landscape shooters on the forum who tend to focus on creating fewer images but as high of quality is a possible, so perhaps not much volume (which I think many tech camera shooters fall into that category).
I'm trying to organize my portfolio of images in preparations for opening a new gallery. Currently most images simply reside in their original folder along with all the images I chose not to use but also not delete, but I'm finding it might be better to move images into specific folders to create a hierarchy based on final images to be sold. Am I crazy?
I use Lightroom, so I started moving the original raw file into a folder on it's own, which is in another folder that indicates the general subject. Each "finished" file is also key worded based on the size potential I plan on using (some older images just don't have enough detail to be large, other images have enough detail but really are best as accent prints, not really strong enough to be large). If the file was prepped in C1, after I move the original I have to move the corresponding phase files into the new folder, after which the C1 renderings seem to be intact.
I then end up with a raw file, a work file which is usually a tiff file that may have been modified in LR/ACR, and then opened in PS as a smart object, and a rendered "master" file in each folder.
This seemed to make sense when I first started it, but now I'm having second thoughts ... seems it may be much more work than I thought. Since I've only done it to a handful of images, I've put it on hold to evaluate if there are better options. Any thoughts appreciated.