The start of a new year. Time to consider shaping up – not only personally but maybe for your photography workflow. How can you do things better? At the very least, you’ve probably accumulated a huge amout of content this year. Are you running out of storage space? And are you safeguarding your work appropriately?
Managing and safeguarding your photographs is a personal decision with lots of options. Built-in computer hard drives are bigger and faster every year. But there’s also detachable hard drives and network hard drives and online storage. How do you choose the right combination?
I’ve used mixtures of all of the above over the years, and currently assign files to different storage options based on importance and where they are in my workflow. I also need a clean, easy way to organize my content – client files here, personal files there.
With image volumes increasing, I recently looked into just how well these options are working for me, and here’s what I discovered. One disclaimer: these options may not be right for you. It’s about what you feel comfortable with and what you are willing to spend. Continue reading “File Storage Options – What You Need to Know”