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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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Intermediate Storage

One thing that hasn’t changed with the advent of digital photography is the planning required when shooting on location for more than a day or two.

Although you no longer have to estimate the quantity of film you will need, or plan to replenish stock at dealers along the way, you do have to plan for storing the images in digital media; more than that, you need to have a sensibly worked out “production flow” of image transfers that will keep pace with the way you shoot.

The numbers are easy to calculate, and start with the file size of one of your typical image. Memory cards are relatively expensive storage media, and the faster you can transfer the images to less expensive media, the better. The most efficient strategy for ...

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