It used to be a lot more fun to buy new gear. But as equipment options increase and intervals between updates decrease, the successful management of financial resources and equipment assets becomes more important and confusing. The 'new toy' factor must now be carefully balanced with practical considerations of need, compatibility and budget. Long-term equipment purchase strategies help you extend system life, boost ROI and maximize productivity.
This presentation looks at strategies for building a professional digital photography darkroom. In addition to examining current offerings for computers, displays and drives we'll consider often over-looked essentials like asset management, on and off-site backup, archiving, color management, software and special tools. Understanding system requirements and creating strategies for the incremental acquisition of a digital darkroom system allows you to satisfy current needs and better adapt to technological evolution.