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How to Create the Ultimate Photography Workspace

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As a photographer, it’s likely you do a lot of work at home. Therefore, you will want a workspace that allows for the ultimate in productivity and creativity.

If you are working on making your home office space the best it can be, here are a few ideas that will get you there.

Ergonomic Furniture

It’s important to stay comfortable when you’re spending long hours sitting at your desk. An ergonomic chair goes a long way in offering back support that can minimize repetitive stress injuries.

Sitting/standing desks are also ideal. They adjust to any height and provide a surface when you are working on your feet. They also keep you moving to get that blood circulating and those creative juices flowing.

Store Your Gear

It’s important to have space where you can store your gear. You may be best off storing your lenses and other items on a shelf. This way you can take inventory of what you have a grab what you need easily.

Alternately, you may choose to stash your gear in a bag, bin or closet.

Get a Wireless Printer

Every photographer needs a great printer. A wireless one is ideal as it will connect to your WiFi network. Be sure your printer comes with a scanner to digitize negatives.

The Right Lighting

It’s imperative for photographers to have excellent lighting. LEDs are recommended for providing a natural effect and for being energy efficient.

Natural lighting is also important.  Optimize your layout to make the most of any natural light coming in from doors and windows.

Make it Conducive to Creativity

You want your space to be as conducive to creativity as possible. Paint it a vibrant color and add art prints that promote out of the box thinking. Plants will also be terrific for freshening the air and elevating your mood.

Have a Charging Station on Nearby

When you’re using a lot of devices, you want to make sure they are charged when you need them. Have a charging station near your desk so you can plug in electronics ensuring your batteries are always full.

A Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

A wireless keyboard and mouse will help improve typing and hand position making editing a breeze.

Hard Drives for Backing Up Data

As a photographer, you know how heartbreaking it can be to lose data and/or precious images. Back up drives should be your best friend. Make sure to have plenty on hand.

It’s important to label hard drives properly and to designate different hard drives for different types of images. Backing up the same content on multiple drives will provide added security.

Multiple Monitors

When you’re editing, you’ll want a monitor set to a large format so you can see your images clearly. For optimal efficiency, get multiple monitors and use one for editing and others for everyday computer work and tasks. This will set up will allow you to multi-task as well.

Cable Organizer

Cable organizers are necessary for every tech junkie, and if you’re a photographer, you probably have lots of tech items hanging around. Instead of spending hours unraveling them, get a cable organizer. Not only will this keep your cables neat, it will hide the many wires that make your office run providing a clean, minimalist look.

Every photographer needs a great home studio. The right set up will keep you organized, productive and creative. What home office design tips do you have for photographers who are trying to stay on top of their tasks?

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