My Computer Setup

& Editing

The Workhorse

Editing is very carefully done on a custom built workstation (I was a computer engineer before photography) with a 3950x 16 core CPU, A Geforce RTX 3080, 128gb DDR4-3200, and stuffed full of ultra fast PCIe Gen4 SSD’s.

It absolutely screams.


With every wedding using 3 x 47mp cameras, I end up with 350gb or so after each wedding. I need every bit of speed I can get.

Backups are handled by a custom built NAS tower running Unraid V6, with 7x10tb hard drives with 2 redundant parity drives. Everything on this box is backed up offsite via Gigabit internet.

Memory cards are copied to the main PC, the NAS & then offsite cloud storage. The cards are then placed in a safe and not touched until my couple get their USB.

Photo Processing

I edit using a combination of Photo Mechanic, Capture One, and Photoshop. I don’t use Lightroom as these days it’s a bloated slow mess of a thing and Capture One is lightning fast with great skin tones.

The editing monitor is a Dell 32" 4k UP3216Q, calibrated weekly with an Xrite i1 display. The day to day monitor is the Alienware 38" Ultrawide.

For the pro photographers...

What you can learn from me