Over the last few days I've been taking tons (~300 just last night) of pictures for a high school team that I help out, and while I use Lightroom for all of my organization and 90% of my post-processing, I'm curious what you lot do to manage your mountains of pics. More specifically, how do you tend to go about paring down your initial 2GB of RAWs down to a manageable number of half-decent shots, and then organize those? Here's my workflow. I find it a bit clumsy still, but my main goal right now is really just to separate the wheat from the chaff, as the expression goes, so I don't have to waste time trying to process hundreds or thousands of mediocre shots. 1) Import into LR 2) Add imported pics into LR collections, which are set up identically to how events would be used in iPhoto 3) Go through collections and use the pick flag to find stuff that's interesting/decent/worthwhile 4) Since the pick flags are specific to the current collection, I then take all of the Picked photos and either 1-star them (so they'll be picked up by a Smart Collection, 1-star-plus in the current collection) or just drag them into a "Picks, Round 1" collection in the set 5) Depending how many #4 has in the set, I may go through for a second round of picks or just start any PP work from there I used to focus a lot more on keywords/tagging, but I find it to be way too slow and tedious to be really effective when dealing with hundreds of photos - to the point where it's not at all worth the effort. But that also depends what I was shooting, too. For the team events and that kind of stuff, the above workflow seems to be pretty efficient in terms of time spent per photo, but it doesn't really lend itself well to more general shooting. So, how do you do things? I'm hoping we can all learn a bit from each other and simplify our workflows.