(Performing Arts & Fine Art Illustrative Photography)
‘I found adding the EIZO to my workflow meant much better control over colour and shadows, and fewer surprises when printing. It's definitely shortened my edit-print-adjust cycle. I appreciate that colour and tone are uniform from corner to corner, and the automatic calibration means one less thing to do. I wasn't expecting my eyestrain to be lessened when I switched, but the difference was noticeable.’
I have moved back and forth between Windows and Mac. Right now I have a Windows machine as a beefy desktop (for heavy-duty Photoshop work), and a 2013 MacBook Pro for mobile editing.
Mirrored working drive
My workstation drive with active and recently-archived projects is always mirrored to a portable external drive, using GoodSync (Windows) or ChronoSync (Mac). That way I can grab the drive and take all of my current work with me, make changes on the road or while out on a job, and have it automatically synchronise when I return home. I retire and replace that working drive annually.
Combination of cloud and physical backups
Given the tens of thousands of dollars we spend on equipment, now I see it as essential to invest in a good chair that maintains back health. The sit-stand desk helps too, letting me vary my work position during the day.
My workstation space is very flexible - I have a Manfrotto AutoPole setup with paper backdrops; roll out a backdrop, and my workstation space is converted into a small studio space, which is handy for informal sessions or personal projects.