Do you spend hours searching for a photo but never find it.
In this video, I am sharing how I organize my photos to fix this problem when I copy my photos from an SD card to my computer. This method or organization helps me down the road when I need to find photos.
This is step 2 of my workflow process. I share the end to end process on my YouTube channel.
Computer storage does not need to be complicated.
Think of computer storage as a temporary location and used for editing. As you start taking more photos you find that your computer hard drive will not be big enough. So, to use your “computer” for a storage location you will need to use external drives connected to your computer or a really large internal hard drive.
I opt for the external drives. For this I use 1TB Scan Disk SSDs. SSDs are a must because they are not the old fashion spinning disks. SSDs are fast and if connected through a fast USB port then they work great when editing.
Once my SSD begins to fill up I purchase another 1TB SSD for future photos. Or better yet, when it is 1/2 way full I start thinking of getting the next SSD drive.
To help me find photos I use a folder structure. The folder structure I use is Year, Month, Event. Another method I have heard others use is location based. I prefer the Year, Month, Event method. The point here is to choose a method and stick with it.
The image below is a screen shot of my storage concept an I explain this structure on my YouTube channel.