emptying the trash

Getting rid of stuff

So much going on behind the scenes these days. Stuff I can’t share here or elsewhere right now. Soon, though. Very soon. A new book is about to be unveiled…

In the meantime, I’m spending a considerable amount of unbillable hours (days, really) figuratively wading through tens of thousands of images and video clips from more than a year of commercial production. Folks, I’m like a crazy person swinging a machete – thrashing, slashing and deleting my way back to a tangible, manageable state of storage.

Currently down to somewhere around 25 000 from an almost unfathomable 40 000 RAW images. I keep telling myself that no-one will ever, ever have that many photos worthy of saving or archiving. If not legally, I still feel obliged morally to keep a back-up of my current clients images and to a lesser degree, footage shot for them.
It really feels good to fill up the trash to about 100GB and then just empty that sucker. The sound you hear when you empty the trash (on a Mac) is genuinely satisfying. Feels so liberating to let go and relieve oneself from a bunch of accumulated stuff and then almost immediately realize just how easy it is to live with less. Speaking of which…
I’ve recently been to two of the region’s largest cameras stores without committing to anything worth mentioning. There’s just not anything out there that tickles my fancy right now and my current kit is still to be considered top-notch. At least for a Canon shooter. I’ve sold so much stuff that I feel almost an allergic reaction when I start thinking about buying anything new. That said, I’ve seen a few rumor sites talking about a new mirrorless, full frame camera from Canon…have to admit…it seems interesting…
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