Mackguyver, I'm also interested if you write your workflow. A lot.
I'm also interested to know how do you guys store your finished photos. Do you use LR and maybe PS somewhere in between and then store your images in separate LR catalogs? That's how I'm doing now. So, I have different catalogs for every shooting. Let say, if I go to shoot sunset just for 2 hours, I put finished photos in separate catalog. And if I make only two good pictures, I store in that catalog only two pictures. This is good for me, becase it is non-destructive approach and I can change anything anytime.
But this non-destructive approach is also achievable with PS alone (without using LR) if you do everything in layers, isn't it? I'm not so familiar with PS editing, that's why I'm asking this? Is this approach meaningful?
With LR catalogs you must be quite careful not to mix all those files and previews. I had some troubles once when I moved around some files and it wasn't good at the end.
I'll definitely work on getting it together and I don't use LR. In it's early iterations, it was very slow, somewhat buggy, and I heard horror stories about corrupted catalogs. I tried it a couple of versions later and still found it annoyingly slow, so I again passed on it. I have it now with my CC subscription and might give it another whirl, but for now, my final images go like this - I store the photos in a dated/named folder. The CR2 file stays untouched other than renaming in Photomechanic (something like Red_Hills_Horse_Trials_Day2_DATE_SEQUENCE#) and all Photomechanic metadata is stored in a XMP file. I process in DxO and output a 16-bit TIFF and full-quality JPEG. If I edit it further in PhotoShop, I use and then save the TIFF and export a new JPEG. I then back up the CR2, XMP, DOP (DxO Adjustments), TIFF, and JPEG files. That way I have the RAW file and all outputs. The JPEG file is somewhat redundant, but my guess is that I'll be able to open a JPEG file nearly forever, versus the other formats and it's not a lot of space.