Between the lockdown and being made furloughed, I'm REALLY glad that I haven't got rid of any of the photos I've taken - yes there's (literally) terabytes and terabytes, but it has meant I've been busy and it's kept me (almost) sane.
The downside of this is where to store the 67,000+ model and client and event shoots, and 55,000+ other personal (friends/family) photo I've taken over the years - along with the videos, music, scans and other stuff you find and want to keep? Keeping these on 5 hard-disks which may (or hopefully may not) fail at any given time is dicing with life and death, so I've invested in a Synology DS918+ NAS device. Data is kept on 4 harddrives, which theoretically means that if one fails, I should be able to recover the data without any issue - just whack in a replacement drive and away we go! Despite it's other capabilities (VPN, backup, docker, proxy, DCHP, Plex media server) - it's primary use is storage - and buckets of it - or in my case, I've still got another 7tb to fill (3-4 years???) and it means I can also re-purpose another drive for backing up the core NAS files. The question is....Who wants to help me fill it? Is there anyone requiring any photographic services?
Over the past few years, I've been attending a photographic studio on Halloween as it's a nice social get together and a relaxed friendly atmosphere with no big super ego's getting in the way of everything. However, due to family commitments and work, it can sometimes be a while until to get around to editing the raw files that end up getting taken - but with the Corona Virus doing the rounds, I've not got a lot else to do - anyway....here's a couple from 2019.
Being on the Corona Virus lockdown gives you a lot of time to play with older photos, learn new techniques etc.
The main image is from a shoot way back in 29th March 2019 in a little place called Ashwell Springs located just outside of Baldock in Hertfordshire.
Obviously, this is not an actual book you can buy (just a Photoshop render) - although it could be easily arranged - if you're interested, let me know via my contact form and I'm sure we could reach an agreement.
I was out and about September, travelling over 100 miles (each way) for this shoot: https://davelynes.com/photography/album/norse-dragon-armoury-shoot
A great day, the weather was PERFECT, met some amazing people and got some amazing images!