Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Storing your photos, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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I remember seeing this picture when I was a kid. …He was a National Geographic photographer and he was getting ready to go on an assignment down the Amazon. …So he had this big metal canoe and he was filling it with all the stuff that he needed, …so he had his tent and his sleeping bag and he had his off and he had his on and he had …his camera, but mostly the canoe was just filled from one side to the other with film, …lots and lots of films, because he was going to be on the river for ever. …We have it so much easier now. …Our storage is small. It can hold tons and tons of pictures.…
Nevertheless, if you are going to be on the road for a while, you need to think about …a storage strategy. …Where are you going to put all of your pictures as you take them, how much is it going to …cost you, and are you worried about redundancy? …Now one of the simplest ways to handle your storage concerns when you travel is simply …to take a lot of storage cards. …If you have a camera that uses SD cards, take a bunch of SDs; if you use compact flash, …
The course takes a look at the hardware and software issues behind field shooting: assessing storage and backup needs, evaluating GPS geotagging options, surveying power and charging issues, and more. After discussing each of the components, Ben shows how they fit together in different field setups, ranging from an extravagant laptop-based system to a no-computer setup that backs up photos to a compact digital wallet device. The course also spotlights some workflow strategies to consider when you get home, from transferring photos to merging them with a larger photo library.
- Selecting the right gear, from cameras to bags
- Bringing the right battery and storage equipment
- Packing your camera bag
- Getting to the destination with heavy equipment
- Unpacking and setting up the gear
- Geotagging photos on location
- Downloading manuals for convenient access in the field
- Wrapping up a shoot
- Unpacking and transferring images to an editing workstation