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I used to store them on my server with an extra copy on an external hard drive for redundancy. I've only went out of my way to shoot photos once in the past 5 years which was of a local airshow for my Uncle. Let me tell you, using an 18-55 kit lens to shoot photography of small flying aircraft is fun times. And for sure, I'll post a few shots when I get back.
Yeah back in the day I used to have an external drive for backup, then on my HD in a PC AND on a NAS. I'm thinking that I should at minimum get another external since my laptop can't store that much. Having 2TB on google cloud is expensive but when it comes to cloud storage when it comes to price and functionality they are pretty good.
 
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Hey speaking of backups, I'm sitting on about 1tb of photos from a couple years traveling, any good online solution that's below 20 bucks a month?
 
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Swenhir As I mentioned Google One(which is storage for everything google) with 2tb storage is 10€ per month. I use it mostly because it also applies to Google Photos where I have all my photos for easy access.
 

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Hey speaking of backups, I'm sitting on about 1tb of photos from a couple years traveling, any good online solution that's below 20 bucks a month?
pCloud is a name I hear chucked around a lot by photographer acquaintances -
pCloud - File Security Made Simple | pCloud - 9.99 a month for 2TB.

I personally use Sync which is well priced -

You also have good old Uncle Google and Dropbox which I believe should be under $20.
 

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After looking at how these things work under the hood, I think I'm going to try Amazon Glacier. Seems like there's a bit of technical stuff to take care of but I know enough Java to get it done, I think.
 
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Puh it has taken too long for me to try and settle for a new "look" for my photos. I wanted something with much stronger colours but at the same time felt "timeless" and incorporated things I liked with black and white photos.

Here's an older photo that I experimented with and I think I'm finished. But the look mostly works with sunny Paris haha. I made a preset for it but it only works for photos taken with my old OnePlus so need to do lots more tweaking for my other cameras.

How it used to be:


And the new:
 

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Think I'm going to make a photography book of my first two years in Paris.:D Now how the hell does one make a book. I used to make those in school but I've forgotten.
I actually very much would like to know! I know LR probably has a built-in function for that, but I've been considering doing one as well. Also because, you know, money.
 
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I actually very much would like to know! I know LR probably has a built-in function for that, but I've been considering doing one as well. Also because, you know, money.
Haha yeah that's why I'm doing it also, so people can buy that shit! There are easy ways to do books, as you said LR and other places but those can be expensive and not kind of generic. I'm considering doing it with InDesign and or an app apple has.
 
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So I have started using Amazon Glacier to store my photos along with fastglacier to act as the uploading software and it's really, really simple. The costs are ridiculously low and most of the expenses happen when you need to actually download something which, considering it's cold storage meant as a safety net, shouldn't happen.

I can recommend it and explain how it works in PM if needed.
 
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So I have started using Amazon Glacier to store my photos along with fastglacier to act as the uploading software and it's really, really simple. The costs are ridiculously low and most of the expenses happen when you need to actually download something which, considering it's cold storage meant as a safety net, shouldn't happen.

I can recommend it and explain how it works in PM if needed.
How much is it? I've been thinking maybe skipping Google One 2TB, while nice to always have ones photos available for nice viewing on the phone and such, the cost will be quite a bit all things considered.
 

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How much is it? I've been thinking maybe skipping Google One 2TB, while nice to always have ones photos available for nice viewing on the phone and such, the cost will be quite a bit all things considered.
The costs fall into three categories : upload, storage and retrieval.

Upload is 0.053$ per 1,000 requests, meaning you want to group stuff into archives.
Storage is 4.5$ per TB per month with Glacier, 1.8$ with deep storage which is another beast that I'm exploring.
Retrieval is 10.5$ per TB in expedited, or 2.6$ per TB in bulk.

I'm currently investigating deep glacier and it should be noted that you can retrieve 10gb for free per month as part of the free tier.
 
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I have slightly over 1TB, but nice to be able to grow!:D
From what I can see, deep storage works through another part of amazon and I'm getting the hang of it slowly. So in theory, 2TB can be 3.6$ per month there, but then again maybe google doesn't have download costs.

All in all, if google is simpler to use, then it's probably worth the headache not to research how to use all that enterprise mess :p
 
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From what I can see, deep storage works through another part of amazon and I'm getting the hang of it slowly. So in theory, 2TB can be 3.6$ per month there, but then again maybe google doesn't have download costs.

All in all, if google is simply to use, then it's probably worth the headache not to research how to use all that enterprise mess :p
Yeah I can up/download as much as I want, even share with other, It's also google drive. Hell I can even share my storage with others so that they can use it. :D
 
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Yeah I can up/download as much as I want, even share with other, It's also google drive. Hell I can even share my storage with others so that they can use it. :D
If I didn't have such a specific use case for this, I'd honestly spring for it. No complicated pricing model is quite friendly to me after having had to wade through the amazon rules.

EDIT : A thing I hadn't noticed is that Glacier has a minimum storage duration of 90 days and deep storage has 180days. Kind of good to know :p.
 
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