Well, it's the second day of my trip to the EAA Air Venture up in Oshkosh, WI. As I pondered while getting ready today. Maybe sharing my workflow while traveling. Please keep in mind, the equipment, software and workflow are only my suggestions. But, if they can help you in any way I feel I've done my job. Please use whatever works well for you!
To start with I connect up everything to my MacBook Air. Those things include a card reader, and for both backup and storage of my images, two LaCie portable Thunderbolt drives. That right two, I back up all the same images twice, just as a redundancy if one drive should go bad. (These images will be transferred to my raid drive when I get home). Now, when I input my images, I put them into folder named Lightroom pictures, which is sub categorized into folders based on the topic and the date. The reason I chose to do things in such a way, is if I ever transition to another photo editing software it would not be a big deal to bring my images into it.
And I bet you think now I'm going to start up Lightroom import those photos into Lightroom right away, Not so fast. While I believe Lightroom is a great program for storing and doing most of your image editing. I don't believe it's the best software for picking and choosing your photos to keep after shoot. About a year ago MacPhun software came out with an application called SnapSelect. SnapSelect easily allows you to select your folders or photo catalogs and bring's them into the program to rate and sort in quick and easy fashion, you'll see a screenshot of the application below for a Mac this application runs about $15. You can check. Software here: http://macphun.com/products. please keep in mind I get no kickback for suggesting this application to you, I just always looking into new and current software that will help to significantly enhance my workflow.
My MacBook Air, Card Reader and two LaCir portable hard drives.
Screenshot of SnapSlect Software
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