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Photo Editing for Travel Photographers

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Securing Your Files

Jared Platt

Photo Editing for Travel Photographers

Jared Platt

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3. Securing Your Files


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1 Introduction Duration:03:28
2 Selecting and Packing Gear Duration:18:21
3 Securing Your Files Duration:02:51
4 Reviewing Your Files Duration:16:35
6 The Workflow Duration:06:44

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Securing Your Files

This is a really important tool for me. If I'm going to be editing, I definitely want my pencil. So, need the iPencil, so that's in there, along with all of my connecting items for the iPad and the phone. So, if I need something, it's in here. Okay, so let's get to the fun part. So first off, I'm gonna introduce you to the SafeKeep app. So that's this little one right here. The SafeKeep app is basically the browser to look at your GNARBOX. So, I'm just looking. See, it's already connected, there's the GNARBOX. I click on it and you can see, by the way, there's a Dropbox function, so if you drag anything and throw it in the Dropbox, the next time it's connected to wifi it'll throw it in a specific place on your Dropbox too. So, that's pretty cool. So, GNARBOX, I just click on that and there's all of my files. So what it did is it took them and separated them out into folders by day. So, all I do is hit select, and I'm going to just choose all four of those folders or I can hit select al...

l. And then once I'm ready to do that... So I like 'em, I can then move them anywhere, I can copy them. If I want to make a sixth or seventh copy, all I have to do is grab a cord and grab a hard drive, doesn't matter what hard drive, so I can just plug in a hard drive like this. This one is an actual RAID 1 system, so it's got, anything I put here will copy here. And all I have to do is open this up and plug it in here and tell this app to make a backup of everything on here to here. So if you really wanna get paranoid, you can make a whole nother copy. Which is actually a really good idea towards the end of your travels. So if you're at the end of your travels and you're like, okay, I've got a lot of stuff on this GNARBOX and I haven't put it all here, just bring a little drive with you. It could just be one of these. Like a little, tiny, secure, digital like SSDs or a, this one's called a flash drive. So just get one that's the same size as whatever you have in here, plug it in, and tell the GNARBOX app, go ahead and copy all of this over to the other drive. And that's it. Okay, so I'm looking at the files, I can click in 'em, there they are, you can see that they actually exist, that's what that file looks like. So it's very easy to confirm that I've got images in there.

Class Description


  • Simplify your photographic travel experience.
  • Better manage your travel gear.
  • Efficiently secure, edit and share your files.


Whether you are working as a professional photographer who travels or a traveler who loves photography, you know how complicated your life gets when traveling. All the photographic gear, the cameras, chargers, cables, computers, hard drives, can get heavy and complicated to manage. Plus, the process of storing, backing up, transferring, syncing, editing your photos and keeping track of the work you have done can make life very complicated. Well, there is a better way. Join Jared Platt and learn how to make your photographic life simple, lightweight and efficient as you travel. Let Jared show you how to secure your files, edit and share them with minimal travel gear and maximum efficiency. You will be astounded to learn how simple your life can actually be.


  • All levels of travel photographers.
  • Photographers who want to travel more efficiently with their gear.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, Adobe Lightroom CC 2019


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


Matthew Setright

I have to say that I’m loving photoshop week 2019. I am on a veterans pension, come back to my photography to help my ptsd. Although good few yrs as freelance sport and other photographer under agent. No more of that shoot for myself and maybe sell some prints when I can get a web site to save for new gear. Jared has become my fav teacher. So I took advantage bought the 17 classes. Really impressed. Looking forward to applying so many little things in these days of how good photoshop and Lightroom have become. So Instagram will grow yet not all the good ones lol. Grumpy Digger is my handle but may have to change to my name. Yet creative life courses has been such a great piece to bring me back into how powerful editing has become. As learnt on film owned Lightroom 1 and photoshop. Which where good but nothing like todays versions and the digital sensors have improved. Showing my age lol. Highly recommend even telling other veterans look at creative as photography can help keep mind going and you can repeat view anything u buy. Thanks heaps. Can’t afford yearly to maybe learn money skills better lol. Cheers Matt Australia


As always, Jared Platt's classes are informative and full of fresh concepts. I'm not a travel photographer, so I probably wouldn't have chosen this class on it's own.. and I would've missed out. The beauty of taking classes outside of my area of focus, is that I always learn something unexpected and transferable! The new tools and techniques I picked up in this class will be so helpful when I'm shooting on-location with clients, as well as preserving my personal work when I'm out and about with my family. Awesome class!