Media Pro - A decate later
When distinguished photographer and popular photo instructor David Wells first bought a digital camera in 2003, he was focused mainly on editorial work.
One of his first fully digital photo-essay profiled the last of Rhode Island’s “Quahoggers” (shellfishermen), a project that started as a simple magazine assignment and quickly morphed into a personal project.
Other projects quickly followed, including a long-term project on the impact of globalization in South Asia.
Even back then, the volume and variety of his work was significant, and David found that managing the exploding number of data files he was creating -- storing, organizing and accessing all this data -- was a growing challenge.
“I would shoot a whole bunch of images and then want to focus on subtle variations to find just the right one,” David said, “This was an immediate need that could take too many hours, just clicking through the various folders.”
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