Warning: Intense jealousy and GAS may be felt while viewing this video. You have been warned.
Dani Diamond is no stranger to the photography community, with his unique style and incredible hand-crafted portfolio. In his latest video, he shares his dream editing station. And at first look, it is truly incredible: two Viewsonic 27" monitors, a high-end speaker system, a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro attached to a custom-built stand that also holds a Palette system, a full NAS setup, and of course, a Herman Miller chair. This list doesn't even include his custom-built PC which could probably be done in its own article.
Why Your Setup Is Important
Editing is a long, grueling task. Being able to work in an environment that is organized and comfortable to you will help make a more efficient workflow for your long hours of retouching. For me, I know a clean workstation where I'm not stacking things on top of each other goes a long way. For Dani, a comfortable environment means bumping EDM music out of a detailed sound system and using a NASA-like button setup to save an image.
Seeing this is making me think of my editing space in a completely different light. Maybe I need to purchase a water jug that's two feet from my desk for constant fill-ups or possibly one of those cereal dispensers you find in a hotel's breakfast lounge. No matter what, it is always inspiring to see what people can do with their desk space. If you're intrigued with what other people have done with their environments, a fun place to check out is Reddit's Battlestations subreddit.
And if you're interested in every specific item from Dani's workstation, check out his Kit.com page.
After watching this video, how do you feel about your editing space?