Photographer’s Guide To Storage And Management Of Photographs

Storage is one of the most important things to a photographer. With amount of photographs that are shot each day there needs to be proper storage solutions to be made use of to cater to the different requirements of individuals. Depending on whether you are just starting out or is a professional in the field will affect the storage capacity that you will require. Just because you shoot thousands of photographs to get that one solid shot, doesn’t mean you have to store all, but the selected few still need a place to be stored at. Also you as a photographer have a huge responsibility of shooting and taking care of a couple’s wedding day, and making backups of each copy is necessary in case something goes wrong.

Storage device

The originals

There is always an inherent rule among photographers to never work on the original copy of a photograph, this because if ever after many changes you’ve done, you want to start from the very begin you always have that option when the original is still intact. Having that backup will give you the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong the original will be there untouched waiting for you. There may be several reasons as to why you may want to start the editing process again, your client may not necessarily liked your edit, or you may think to yourself that is not up to standard.

Backups

This is the most important. You have to remember to always keep backups of all the photographs you’ve taken, be it on a external hard drive or flash cards in Australia. The first thing you need to get doing once you get home from a photography gig is to back up all the photographs. Backing it up to one particular device is not enough. You have to make sure there are at least two to three copies of one particular image. As of now you make assume that nothing bad is going to happen to that one place the photos are stored, but once the deed is done you will feel helpless, and not know where to start from again.

Whenever the backup is done on to the flash cardsor external hard drives, you should be able to strategically sort and file them in a way you can easily locate a particular file that your require. This can be done by taking a look at the metadata and the tags which are on the clicked photo. Sorting according to this data that is available will only the process easy and effective.

If you want a solution to be able to store all the photographs without ever worrying about the fact that the device may get damaged or even lost, you can always opt to storing within the cloud that your service provider provides. As and when you require more space you will be able to top it up by paying a few dollars. This way the files will be accessible to you at any time you have internet access on any device you prefer.

There are plenty of storage devices with several different options, and depending on each individuals requirements, this can be bought off the counter.