I've had a few questions over the last couple of weeks about the workflow I use when I shoot sports. Well its actually pretty simple. My program of choice is Photo Mechanic and is sold by www.camerabits.com. Its a fantastic program that allows you to quickly import, sort, caption, and upload photos.
My process starts with creating a folder for the photos. I always use the same format for folders and files which is YEAR-MONTH-DAY followed by the subject. For example "160505 BB Ocean Lakes v First Colonial." I then set up my XMP file with basic information such as location, headline, contact info, etc.
While Im at the game during breaks in the action I will go through the photos and "lock" the photos I think are good. I also leave myself voice memos so I know what was going on in the photos.
When I get done at the game I ingest the photos making sure the apply the basic XMP data and rename the files. Once all the photos are ingested I sort the photos that are "tagged." This will display all the photos I locked while I was at the game.
From there I run through the photos and tag photos that I like and make any crops necessary. Once the photos are tagged I go through and caption the photos that have been tagged. To speed up captioning I use code replacements.
Once all the photos are captioned I save the photos into a subfolder. From there I can either upload the photos for delivery or load the photos into Lightroom.