Having my baby girl home from college has been lovely—I can hardly believe she is a junior and preparing to study in South Africa for the semester. The steady stream of her friends visiting the house has filled it with chatter and laughter, a perfect backdrop for me as I finally began consolidating images from various hard drives.
I am welcoming a new year with open arms, determined not to let it be affected by last year’s struggles. It is, after all, a chance to embrace the possibilities of all the adventures that lie ahead. I am well on the road to a complete recovery from knee surgery, and I’m ready to get back to living a full life and capturing beautiful images!
As climbing the stairs isn't as much a challenge anymore, I am actually back in the studio. My first task has been sorting through way too many hard drives, trying to gather all of my images in one place in preparation to set up a synology storage system. I am pretty excited about revamping my storage to be more streamlined. Let’s face it: sorting though 10+ external hard drives to retrieve images from 2000 is no fun at all. Having both my personal and professional images all in one place will make for one happy photographer.
As I have been shopping and organizing with my daughter for her four months away, I’ve been thinking about the best way for her to back up and store her images. She’ll be traveling throughout South Africa with limited internet access, so we decided that ten 16G memory cards, a 1TB G- tech external hard drive, and an upgraded Dropbox account should take care of storage, back-up, and image sharing.
I am both excited for her new adventure and absolutely terrified. Maybe I’m even a little jealous that she will be in such a beautiful place surrounded by so much wildlife… A photographers paradise.
Hope your New Year is off to a great start.