My desktop computer is the central piece of my travel photography editing workflow. This is where I keep a master copy of all my photographs. The backup process is automatically triggered as soon as I add new photos to my master photo library.
In my photography workflow, my laptop is an extension of my desktop computer. For each trip, I create a temporary Lightroom Catalog on my laptop and I continuously add new photos to it as my trip progresses. Once my trip is over, I merge the temporary Lightroom Catalog with my master catalog on the desktop and move the newly acquired photos along with it.
For a long time, a mobile-only workflow was impossible when taking multi-day photography trips. Cameras from virtually every manufacturer were lagging in terms of connectivity and mobile integration making it painfully difficult to use them in a mobile ecosystem.
But, luckily for us travel photographers, the trend is starting to change. More often in my travels, I find myself using a purely mobile workflow.
Today, I’d like to share how I use a mobile-only setup for my travels.