Mac Setups: Photographer’s iMac

Feb 16, 2013 - 10 Comments

Photographers iMac setup

This weeks Mac setup comes to us from photographer Paulo A., a recent PC-to-Mac switcher who uses an iMac to process images from his Nikon D600. Hardware used to get the job done includes:

  • iMac 21″ – Core i3 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HD
  • Wacom Bamboo tablet
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple wireless keyboard
  • Creative External Sound Card connected to a 5.1 speakers
  • 1TB Western Digital external drive for Time Machine
  • 2TB Lacie Cloudbox as a network disk
  • iPod Nano 8GB, 6th gen
  • iPhone 4 16GB

Next up on the gear purchase list is an iPad, which would be another great addition to the lineup.

You’ll notice an ongoing theme of creative professionals with a lot of these Mac workstations we feature, it’s just something unique about Apple gear that helps translate concepts into reality.

Keep these great setups coming! Submit your own Apple and Mac gear desk and workstation pictures to, include a good picture or two, a brief list of the hardware, and don’t forget to mention what you use it for.


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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac Setups


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  1. McKay says:

    I had a 27″ for editing but now do it on my 15″ MBP – I miss the big screen but then again you just zoom for more detail and it means I can edit photos on the go…..if only the battery would last longer

  2. BDK says:

    My iMac is on a glass computer desk in front of a window with the curtains closed. Would you like me to take a picture so you can make a story out of it?

  3. MacPaul says:

    No serious photographer uses a monitor without wide gammut.

    • Mark says:

      Your screens gamut only needs to be as wide as your printers, more colours on screen in not always going to be more colour on paper.

  4. matt says:

    What kind of camera do you use and what lenses?

  5. Pop Comp says:

    Love the B&W. Gotta wonder, why not the 27″?

    • Paulo Abreu says:

      well the 27″ is too big for my workspace, maybe one day..

    • Kevin B. says:

      Great setup, but I for one will never understand why anyone would still shoot in black and white. I’m sorry, this is not intended as a “flame” – but the quickest way to get me to move on to something else is to show me a B&W photograph.

      Just my opinion, I recognize…

      Kevin B.

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