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Oct 11, 2011 14:12 |  #1

So I'll soon be delivering a DVD of wedding images taken by me and my second shooter. We use different file naming conventions. So there won't be any conflicts in that sense. However, I'd like the pictures to be in chronological sequence and be organized that way on the DVD. I'm not sure how to do that. I'll be uploading all the images to a smugmug gallery and I can tell smugmug to sort them by "picture taken" time. So I'd like the DVD to present the images in the same order, regardless of the file name or any modification time on the file. I don't have Lightroom and understand it can do that. I do have CS5 and Bridge, but I never use Bridge. Anyone have an easy way to do this? Thanks.


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Oct 11, 2011 14:21 |  #2

This is how I do it, from the start, with 2 photographers.

Import my photos into a "Bryan" folder
Import my second shooters into a "their name" folder
Sync photo times
Rename my photos with "####_date_Bryan_LastN​ame-Wedding" (#### starting at 0001)
Rename seconds photos with "####_date_Second'sNam​e_LastName-Wedding" (#### starting at 0001)
Move all photos into a new folder called "Original"
Select out all the photos.

Before i export the images to jpg, I will rename them so they are sequential, and without my name or my seconds name. I like to put our names in the sorting process so I know who took which photo. The client doesnt need to know. I am responsible for all of the images, regardless if I shot them or not. That is why I pay a second shooter, and they understand this.


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Oct 11, 2011 15:16 |  #3

I always have my second syncronize her camera time with my cameras. That way, regardless of the naming conventions used, the time stamp is correct and then I can sort by timestamp in Bridge or LightRoom. This makes it much easier to keep everything in cronological order.




  
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Oct 11, 2011 15:29 |  #4

Why would the customer care who took the photo? One file naming convention, with chronological ordering, makes more sense IMHO.

How I do it is covered in my workflow.


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Oct 11, 2011 15:40 |  #5

And can up update the exif data in bridge? Facebook adds the name of the photographer in the exif data with a link to the seconds website. Might be embarrassing if the bride uploads a photo and it gets directed to your seconds website.


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Oct 11, 2011 15:55 |  #6

tim wrote in post #13236117 (external link)
Why would the customer care who took the photo?

I don't think that's the issue, Tim. The OP simply wants to combine images from different cameras and put them all in chronological order.


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Oct 11, 2011 16:17 |  #7

My workflow covers that too. Just rename based on time taken, or whatever order you like, and use filename as the ordering system.


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Oct 11, 2011 18:35 |  #8

As already stated, the key is to sync your camera's times before the shoot. Then, in Windows Explorer, I just sort by capture time. With that sort, I take all of the photos into a file renaming application; I use Renamer by Den4B (freeware) and just rename them based on whatever rule I choose.


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Oct 11, 2011 20:56 |  #9

Peacefield wrote in post #13236941 (external link)
the key is to sync your camera's times before the shoot. Then, in Windows Explorer, I just sort by capture time. With that sort, I take all of the photos into a file renaming application; I use Renamer by Den4B (freeware) .

Can do same in Bridge. With all photos in same folder, sort by date created then batch rename.


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Oct 11, 2011 22:00 as a reply to  @ highway0691's post |  #10

for those who shoot using a combination of a FF and a APS-C does this in any way affect the organisation of the pictures ?




  
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Oct 11, 2011 23:18 |  #11

patrick clarke wrote in post #13237904 (external link)
for those who shoot using a combination of a FF and a APS-C does this in any way affect the organisation of the pictures ?

Not at all. I've shot with Canon FF and crop along with Nikon FF in the same wedding, they all just put out RAW files and I treat them the same for organisation. I process the images from each camera slightly differently though.


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Oct 12, 2011 00:24 |  #12

patrick clarke wrote in post #13237904 (external link)
for those who shoot using a combination of a FF and a APS-C does this in any way affect the organisation of the pictures ?

You can sort 1Ds Mk III shots with cell phone shots if you want. They all have a capture time.


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Oct 12, 2011 05:57 |  #13

Load both in lightroom, sort by capture time, select all, hit f2 and batch rename.

Just hope to hell your cameras had their clocks in sync ;)


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Oct 12, 2011 06:06 |  #14

Gel wrote in post #13239154 (external link)
Just hope to hell your cameras had their clocks in sync ;)

I have to sync both my 5D MK2 regularly as one either runs too fast or too slow.


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Oct 12, 2011 06:41 |  #15

Gel wrote in post #13239154 (external link)
Load both in lightroom, sort by capture time, select all, hit f2 and batch rename.

Just hope to hell your cameras had their clocks in sync ;)

OP said they do not have lightroom.


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