Now available on YouTube, Photofocus publisher, Rich Harrington hosts Mark Fuccio, VP of Product Development at Drobo and me, photographer and Photofocus author, Kevin Ames in a lively discussion about the business of safe storage and the challenges photographers and videographers face in managing terabytes of images.

Discussion points

They begin with an explanation of “Safe Storage” using a working drive and multiple copies as backups. Backup strategies and software are talked about as well as how a Drobo differs from Just A Bunch of Disks (JBOD.)


Photo storage myths

  • Storage is expensive
  • Deleting unwanted photos saves money
  • The true cost of safe storage
  • My hard drive won’t fail.

Yes it will. Don’t be an ostrich and think it won’t happen to you!

Mark makes an offer…

Mark has been involved with Drobo since the beginning. During our conversation, Mark gave the following code: MARK100 good for one hundred dollars ($100.00) off of any Drobo purchased on

Links to articles mentioned

Kristina Sherk shares how her new Drobo 5N cleaned up her desk, delivers photos to her clients and allows her to get her files no matter where in the world she is.

My article on Digital Proof for Old B&W Negatives includes how to make negatives into positives in Camera Raw.

View the webinar on YouTube

The recorded webcast is here: Safe Storage is Good Business for Photographers