Backing up your 2017 Street Photos.

Filing 2017, and 3 ‘lost’ photos from China.

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Boy playing around a demolished area close to Yanshupu Lu, 2017.

Work flow is an essential aspect of any photographer’s life. We need to spend less time on the computer and more time taking photos. At the end of the year, I file away the past 12 months of photos onto an external hard drive. I then back that drive up keeping copies of the external drive at work, at home, and in my computer bag. Maintaining an external hard drive is an essential part of my routine, as my primary computer is a MacBook Pro with a small 500Gb hard drive. Online options are an area I am looking at adding to my workflow, having a back up of my photos on Google Drive would make me feel safe, but it is not a free option.

Forgotten Gems

After filing away 2017, the images stored will slip from memory. However, while cleaning up my library, I came across photos that never quite got published. Some of them needed a light touch up, and other images were just growers. Rediscovering old photos relates to my workflow. When I first review my photos, I am often a too keen to publish them online. Some pictures you see and think WOW, get this out there. Other images take a while to enjoy. I look at these images and I don’t fall instantly in love, yet they grow on me each time I review my library. This post is about them, the photos I passed by the first time.

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Men with Dog in Alleyway. Hongzhen Lu, 2017

Happy New Year everyone. Remember to back up all your photos from 2017! Back them up online and use an external hard drive. My next post will look at how to quickly delete and sort your photos using Lightroom. Hopefully, I can help some of you think about how to make your workflow a little lighter in 2018.

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Graffiti Artist at work. Hang on… that’s ME!

Happy New Year and Keep Clicking,

Chris

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2 Comments on “Backing up your 2017 Street Photos.

  1. My workflow is simple. I shoot jpegs, after transferring them to my desktop I delete about half of what I shoot, then I delete some when editing, then I delete some after editing, then I revisit these photos i a month and delete what I don’t like. In ideal I would like to have nothing to backup :))))

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    • There are advantages and disadvantages to shooting Jpegs. RAW just gives you more options. Deleting photos certainly helps your library look clean!

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