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While photo management is often an overlooked aspect of nature and landscape photography, it deserves a photographer’s full attention. There are many stories of landscape photographers learning photo management lessons the hard way. Although, thankfully, our staff of pro photographers share their personal fail-safe photo storage solutions. In addition, our pro team reveal their tips and tricks to efficiently organize and label photos as well as setup a proficient post processing environment.
Compared to the days of film, digital photography enables photographers to capture a high volume of images. It’s not unusual to have thousands upon thousands of photos scattered across smartphones, memory cards, and hard drives. Photo management is bringing order to the ever-increasing number of image chaos. In its simplest form, photo management is storage, organization, and labeling of your images.
There are no shortage of tools to help with photo storage and organization. While there are many software tools on the market, good software options allow photographers to tag and search their collection of images. Tags and searches are done by keywords, date, color, location, or even faces which have been tagged. In addition, software enables features to help efficiently cull images. These features are incredibly helpful for saving time and energy when shifting through catalogs of images. In addition, software organizers typically come with photo editing tools.
Last but not least, this topic includes proper setup of a photographer’s post processing environment. Post processing setup includes items such as keywording photos, monitor calibration, correct working color space, and optimization of images for online sharing. Moreover, it includes solutions for fast, redundant, fail-safe photo storage and photo backup to ensure one never loses images if a hard drive fails or disaster strikes. In the articles below, our pro photographers divulge their knowledge on efficient and expert photo management techniques.