Photography Workstation Update

Here is an update for my Photography and home office workstation.

I rearranged my workstation to make room for a new 2023 MacStudio M2 Ultra with 128GB of RAM. I use two 27" Eizo CS2740 calibrated 4k monitors mounted on articulating arms for an uncluttered workspace. Both monitors are color-calibrated to the Adobe RGB colorspace. The color gamut and calibration is excellent and easy to maintain as Eizo monitors feature built-in hardware calibration.

Although the MacStudio has a super-fast internal 4TB SSD, I keep my images files on two external OWC Thunderblade SSD drives connected via Thunderbolt 3. Real time image file back ups to my network attached Synology NAS is accomplished using the Synology Drive utility. My network is 10GB so transfers to and from my NAS are averaging 500 MB/S. This is very respectable for back ups. My NAS is automatically backed up to a Synology NAS installed at my office, approximately 6 miles away. This system has been very reliable and ensures that my images and archive files are safely backed up to protect against a catastrophic event at my. home such as fire or theft.

When I’m not working on my photography, the dual monitor set up is awesome for my work as a financial advisor. The new LED lights on either side can be turned towards me to provide nice lighting for the many Zoom calls and webinars that I do a week in my practice. Since these monitors do not have webcams built-in so I use a Logitech 4k webcam for my webinars and video conference calls.

The system is very fast and should last me for years.