Cathi Nelson and her team of 100 will coach you on best practices for keeping your digital photographs neatly catalogued
Are your digital photos strewn all over your hard drive?
Invite Cathi Nelson to your home and here's what she'll do about it: gauge whether you're comfortable deleting files, read your facial cues to sense what organizational structure you'd like best, and coach you on your organizational habits. Her advice on that last subject: Go to event, come home, download immediately, tag, place on two external hard drives, and upload to the cloud.
Nelson is a digital photo organizer. She's one of the most prominent, in fact -- two years ago, she founded the Association of Photo Organizers, formalizing a niche industry that's sprung up not only because the size of our digital hoards is increasing exponentially, but also because file organization is a process that computers don't quite have down.
PC's come with a suggested file structure (Documents, Photos, Music, etc.), and iPhoto imagines a different system for you to use. Perhaps you've had some challenges with the latter, and not quite understood why. What are Events, and why isn't Uncle Gary's 60th birthday (a seminal one) represented? Why are Faces and Places empty, and how exactly does "Recent" relate to it all?