I need to tap into the hive-mind for a moment, if I may. I had decided that I would shoot in RAW+JPEGs, which I think suits me fine, a bit for me to cut my teeth on (RAW, of which I have developed one-1 file) and in due time photo sites and a bit for immediate consumption (JPEGS) for non-photograpic social media etcetera. Then I stumble over this: Shooting in Raw + JPEG Mode: Why Most of Us Shouldn’t, And How to Set Lightroom Preferences If You Do and on it goes. Way back in the analogue days, I used to shoot and develop for a hobby (BW) and sometimes income (whatever feasible for the buyer), but have not done that in years, did a false start with Dslrs in 09, and have been on PS (Ixus) and advanced PS (Poweshots) since 03, with no workflow to talk about, other than dumping the pictures from the card into the machine, occasional back-ups of the photo files and resizing. That said, I have a somewhat workable filing system, based on dates. Today, I shoot more for documentation, but with an eye towards photographic principles in composition and such, at least here and there. I probably want to have my cake and eat it, too, but I want a couple of things: Keep on documenting as I go Getting back into photograpy, for its own sake To achieve this, I I must do a several of things: Bring a camera, no camera, no pictures Get a working knowledge on how to use the software (Adobe CC) have older versions of LR (3.6) and PSE (8), and have used them very slightly. Find the correct balance point between snapping for documentation and working photography. Actually produce something out of the pictures I take, be it for the non-photo web forums, for Flickr, for photo books ( analoge albums) or enlargements for framing and hanging or combined freelance stuff for the local rags. I have picked up enough to not work on the original files, but to work on copies. There are way to much info on workflow out there on the web, and I am seriously drifting into acute decision hinders due to information overload. I would sincerely appreciate comments, links, tips and opinions as to the feasibility of running two work-flows. One for, shall I call it, Consumerism pictures and one for "artisan" (not that I am there, but hopefully the meaning are understandable) photography. Sorry for the long winded post, I shall try to make shorter ones in the future.