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#1 schlegel5252

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

Hi All, brand new to both this community and photography in general! Sorry that this may be a little off-topic as it's not about photo editing software but I was unsure where else to put it.

 

Anyway - I wanted to get an idea of where people store their photos as they take them. I store some on my personal PC, which causes it to fill up pretty quickly. While I eventually want to get some sort of external hard drive, I don't have one at the moment. So I've started off using Amazon Prime as I get unlimited storage for free as a prime member. 

 

So what do you all use to store your photos? I'm interested in hearing both from a personal storage perspective and a sharing photos perspective.

 

Thanks!!

 



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

First let me welcome you to our photography forum Schlegel.

Everyone has a different method of storing their photos, I use an external hard drive. What is important is that you lable the folders so you can find the photos you are loking to retrieve.

Keep shooting and posting!
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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:46 PM

Just as long as you back up your important (all of them of course :) ) images somewhere. Cloud storage is good in case of a HD failure but having a backup drive is good too. I do both. Just my $0.02.   :rolleyes:


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:34 PM

Awesome, thank you both for the welcome and the response! 

 

Do you tend to keep all of your photos? Or do you just select the best few from any given batch and blow the others away? I don't have a ton of experience with the file size of these photos, but it seems like keeping them all would add to up to huge amounts of space!



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:12 PM

First cull, anything out of focus or poorly exposed.1star
Second. Sort images that are acceptably sharp 2 maybe 3stars.
3rd extremely sharp 3 stars
Then I go back to the 2 star images and look to see if any have exceptional other qualities that may elevate to 3 or even 4 star images.
Next I look at multiple duplicates that are all super sharp. I pick the very best of those, elevate to 4 stars and delete the rest.
5stars? Super impressive wall hangers.

There is a saying. 12 really good images In a year is a very good cull.
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 06:43 AM

Thanks JestePhotography, that's a a very helpful answer! I'm going to start going through what little I have and practicing some culling. 



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

:)

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

I believe in storing my photo files on multiple devices and location. My photo files (in folders by year) are stored on the HDs of a laptop and desktop. Each computer has an external drive with the files automatically saved to the external drive.

 

There is also an external drive attached to the network router, however I have to manually save the new photo files from the laptop or desktop to the network drive.

 

Finally, I have another copy of the photo files on OneDrive. With the cloud storage, I have the files outside my computer for safety, especially if there is a natural disaster.






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