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How Much Speed Does a Photographer Need

It’s the age old question since we’ve started to shoot digital. How can I make my workflow faster? More efficient? Or more importantly, how can I get more free time

Digital Proofs for Old B&W Negatives

This post started with an email from a friend, Carole, who I hadn’t heard from in… well, decades. She wondered if I still had the negatives from a shoot we

OFFLOAD from Red Giant Software

OFFLOAD = Peace of Mind

Even when power and workspace are readily available, backing up footage can be a real pain. Technically, the process is deceptively simple; just drag and drop your footage from your CF or SD card to your external hard drive. When the first copy is done, repeat the process with the another external drive. Surely, the process is so simple that software could not possibly improve it. Right? Wrong!

Clear: Securely Wipe Old Drives

You have rebuilt your photo archive. Now, you have a collection of hard drives, USB drives and CF/SD card that need to be addressed. To start, decide which drives stay and which should go.

Copy: Peace of Mind Through Archives

Finally, it is time to bring everything into Lightroom. Before starting, you have a couple of decisions to make. Review the following information and decide where you want your Lightroom assets to live and how you want Lightroom to manage those assets.

Cull: Remove Dupes and Bad Media

Consolidation gathered everything together. Conformation added both order and context while identifying possible duplicates within it. Now, act on this information and begin to cull the repository of duplicate data and media you do not need to process.

Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures

After consolidating source media on the DAM drives, everything is now in one place. Along the way, it is likely that some duplicate data has been created and some media has been copied that we really do not need. At this point, the DAM drives look something like this:

The Super-Safe Quadruple Backup Workflow

We received a great question from a reader named Brent lately, all about backing up his digital life. The Question Hi Photofocus, After your repeated suggestion to backup, backup, backup,