Shoot­ing ac­tion on large files eats up a lot of mem­ory, which means Ross needs a lot of stor­age to stay on top of his work­flow…

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How do you stay on top of im­age pro­cess­ing and work­flow?

We shoot ev­ery­thing RAW, process out at 16-bit TIFFs and work on that, us­ing a lot of lay­ers. Back­ing up is be­com­ing a ma­jor prob­lem, es­pe­cially with the D800. I just did a job and shot 500 gi­ga­bytes of im­ages. There’s an eight-ter­abyte drive up there, a four-ter­abyte drive there that’s filled up in no time at all and there’s about 12 ter­abytes plugged into this com­puter here. I save ev­ery­thing as TIFFs, I save ev­ery­thing as JPEGs for web and then we sup­ply ev­ery­thing to the client via a server in the United States. Do you delete any im­ages?

I never delete any­thing. When I had been dig­i­tal about a year I edited a bit and 18 months later some­one wanted a stock im­age and of course I had deleted them! So, I’ve learnt my les­son, I never ever delete a sin­gle file now.

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