This was my first tech tip, and one of the most important. If you don’t follow any of my other recommendations, please, PLEASE, put a good backup system in place. A photographer friend just had a hard drive fail this past weekend, but because she had a full backup locally and online, she didn’t lose anything important. Without a solid backup system, you can lose so much in the blink of an eye.
This tech tip is really helpful when printing images or providing images to clients. Even seasoned photographers get confused by crop ratios sometimes. Read this if you have any questions about cropping or printing images.
If you use Adobe Lightroom, taking an organized approach to setting up your catalog (or catalogs) is so important. Find out all the reasons I recommend having only one Lightroom catalog, and a few reasons why you shouldn’t.
One question almost every Lightroom user has at some point is: “Why is my Lightroom so slow?” This tip will help you speed up your editing work by using a new feature in Lightroom to make the Develop module quicker than ever.
I hope you enjoyed this round up of Tech Tip Tuesday posts! Comment below to let me know what you think, or if you have any questions about this or other topics you’d like me to cover in the future. Or contact me about my consulting services if you need more one-on-one advice.
My name is Kelley, and I am the owner of Kelley K Photography, a portrait photography business based in Smyrna, Georgia. I have been a member of the Click Pro network of photographers since 2016. In addition to photography, I have 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including consulting, technical writing, web design and hosting. I publish occasional Tech Tips on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as offering mentoring to photographers on technical issues relating to photography, from Lightroom to web hosting.