The Photographer's Workflow is a 130-page, 10-step guide to establishing a reliable and consistent digital photography workflow using Adobe Lightroom 4 or 5.

Chapters include: Data Management and Data Risk AnalysisWorking in the FieldColour CalibrationNaming files and FoldersConfiguring Adobe Lightroom 4 and 5Importing ImagesImage Processing and more.

  • 65 Lightroom 4 & 5 Development Presets to help give your processing a more consistent linear structure.
  • A series of Lightroom Smart Collections which build a step-by-step workflow for managing digital photographs.
  • Links to a series of free, online video tutorials.

The Photographer's Workflow is priced at $30 for the complete download, including e-book and all presets and video tutorials.


I have compiled the Photographer's Workflow in response to questions asked by many students and fellow photographers.

Whilst we enjoy the benefits of digital capture, knowing how to manage our digital photograph archive can be confusing and there's no clearly defined way to deal with all those images. Using the tools built into Lightroom 4 and 5, I have created a linear workflow, which takes my images from the camera to their final destination in a consistent, predictable fashion.

Chapter 1 in the eBook looks at how we manage those precious files and suggests ways of safeguarding our images. The first five chapters will help you to create a robust digital workflow that's appropriate for you. In Chapters 6-8 we look at implementing a simple workflow, using Lightroom Smart Collections to build a straightforward path which our images can follow. We explore metadata, captions, keywords and image tagging with Lightroom's flags, ratings and labels. In Chapter 9 we look at processing and explore ways of bringing the best out of our digital files.

The Photographer's Workflow is my workflow. It's the system I use every day to manage my digital photographs and I've shared the structure, principles, presets and the best of the knowledge that I have acquired over ten years as a professional photographer. The contents of this eBook will give you a comprehensive guide, with lots of tips and realistic advice, from which you can build a process which suits you. It will reduce the amount of time you have to spend managing your digital photos, leaving you with more time to do what's really important - taking photos.

Feedback on The Photographer's Workflow

"The clearest description I have read about using LR4."
Robert Dingwall

"We haven’t found anything as comprehensive or actionable as The Photographer's Workflow."
Photoshelter Blog

"You probably saved my marriage with this one. My husband and I disagree on how to process photos on almost a daily basis."
Katie Billings

"I think it really is a must read for any photographer" (Karin de Winter)

"This should be an essential addition to your library."
Craig Ferguson

Gavin - the information you are willing to share is truly going to help many photographers."
- Conrad Olivier

"If I could use one word to describe the book, it would be “brilliant”. It is very well-thought out, clearly written and carefully organized."
Sabrina Henry

"Of all the books I have read, and there have been many, none were as well made and designed."
Marc-André Pauzé

"If you are a Lightroom user, and you only buy one photography book this year, I strongly recommend that you make it this one."
Ian Mylam

"Great points for the pro and priceless for the novice."
Jay Goodrich

"You have not only provided a map, you have given me the "keys to the castle."
Julie Kim


Many photographers have found The Photographer's Workflow to be very useful and I've received a great deal of encouraging feedback. Many readers have promoted the book to their blog readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers so I have created an Affiliate programme, which pays 33% of all sales, directly to the affiliate each month.

If you like the book, presets and videos and would like to introduce it to your friends, please register as an affiliate.