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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?...
Drobo Webinar Why Safe Storage is Good Business for Photographers
Now available on YouTube, Photofocus publisher, Rich Harrington hosts Mark Fuccio, VP of Product Development at Drobo and me, photographer...
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...
OFFLOAD = Peace of Mind
Even when power and workspace are readily available, backing up footage can be a real pain. Technically, the process is...
The Three C’s of File Management – Copy, Clone, and Cloud!
As a professional photographer in the digital age, protecting your data is one of the most important things you can...
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...
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...
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...
Conform: Meaningful Folder Structures
After consolidating source media on the DAM drives, everything is now in one place. Along the way, it is likely...
Keep Your Photos Organized with Folder Naming Strategies
There are many strategies to file naming that are touted in the world of digital photography. Some use the date...
Amazon Prime Just Got Even Better with Free Cloud Photo Storage
There are so many options for cloud backup storage today, but Amazon just announced a great plan for their Amazon...
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...

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 and peace of mind? Well, here’s where I hopefully can

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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 did together in December of 1977. Of course I had

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read More

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:

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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, I’m finally ready to make the online plunge. I would

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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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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:

Read More

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, I’m finally ready to make the online plunge. I would

Read More

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