TL;DR: I am amateur photographer and looking for advice on storing my photographs locally (not on cloud/online) for long-term.
I started clicking photos in .JPG initially but realized it's limitation because I do lot of post processing. Then I started taking photos in RAW. I am taking photos in RAW for a 4 years now. It resulting into huge amount of photographs (around 2 TB). Looking at rate at which I am taking photos, soon I will be out of space.
I am currently using WD My cloud 4TB which gives me enough space plus continuous backup from my laptop. Plus I have 2TB WD my passport ultra hard disk which I use for daily transfer and moving files from one workspace to another. I use Adobe Lightroom 5 to make collections and creating libraries. However looking at current rate of capturing pictures, I will be out of space after year and half :(
How should I manage this space crunch efficiently as well as economically ?
- One option is to convert RAW files to high quality JPG (will give me additional year before space crunch)
- Delete trial shots and unwanted pictures (Less preferred by me, but it's last resort)
P.S: Points worth mentioning, I am not a professional photographer (at least not on my list of career options yet :P). I do lot of timelapse photography also (but I convert these images into JPG)