Mac Setups: Photographer’s Home Office

Nov 4, 2012 - 12 Comments

Mac photographers home office

This weeks featured Mac setup is the home office of Ronny M., a professional photographer and videographer. Hardware shown includes:

  • MacBook Air 13″ – 4GB, 128GB SSD
  • iMac 27″ – 2.7Ghz Core i5, 16GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and 128 SSD, connected to two external displays
  • Benq 17″ display on the left
  • Samsung 19″ display on the right
  • iPad 2 16GB
  • iPhone 4 16GB
  • Seagate External HDD 1TB
  • Two enormous speakers to rock out with
  • Canon MX350 Wireless Printer

The MacBook Air goes on the road for field work, the iMac stays put for Aperture and Photoshop work, and the iPad is used to show photos to his clients.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. DaveC says:

    That is one of the worst setups I have seen in awhile

  2. MacPaul says:

    A “professional photographer” without wide gammut display and a tiny desk, wow!

  3. Greg says:

    txpos I was thinking the same thing. If those were CRTs, could be fun visual effects. Seriously I’d feel nervous with magnetic fields near the magnetic iMac hard drive. Even the SSD in the Air, I’d be superstitious.

  4. txops says:

    Everything that everyone else said plus:

    Anyone think about the fact that there’s some big magnets in those speakers and I can almost guarantee that they’re not shielded. Strong magnets + magnetic rotational hard drives = bad things. Professionals know these things. Do yourself a favor Ronny: loose the speakers, your data will thank you.

  5. Gandamesh says:


  6. Steve says:

    Hey, there is this cool thing called a volume control- big doesn’t necessarily mean loud… those speakers may just be convenient monitor stands… then again…

  7. Seriously? says:

    Ha! He’ll never be my professional photographer. It’s clear that if that external drive is only 1TB than it’s not his backup drive. Where is the backup drive? Ridiculous! Someone’s gonna lose all their work and a client is gonna be pissed!

    Sorry, gotta call it like I see it. Kind of a moron! All hard drives fail. It’s a guarantee! Oh, and with the vibration emanating from those closely spaced speakers hard drive failure is sooner than later!

  8. Ric says:

    Kind of a goofy setup. Looks more like the equipment is usually in a different location, but set up this way just for the photo.

    Can’t even imagine sitting right between two giant speakers while working on the Mac. To each their or own, of course, but might be a bit LOUD for my taste. :)

  9. Sky says:

    Is it just me or is this the funniest Mac set up. My fav bit is that he has wheeled in a bar stool to show of the ipad! LOLZ.

  10. Alberto says:

    I don’t like it at all

  11. Steve says:

    A professional photographer… but no camera!? That’s the most important part of the setup! Nikon? Canon? What’s the body? What lenses? I’m no pro but certainly a photog enthusiast and would like to know these things! :)

  12. Peter says:

    Interesting, although I would have appreciated to get more info on the quality of the screens (brands are too generic).
    All professional photographers (I am) know that the quality of the screen (mat and not glossy) is of the upmost importance.
    This is the reason why we often choose Eizo or Nec.

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