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…
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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