Over Christmas vacation I combined all of my Lightroom libraries. I found out I have over 80,000 pictures (still doing imports). I did have the logic of having an individual library for each shoot / day for a couple years. This worked out pretty well because I was doing most of my editing on a small tablet and synching things between devices. I ended up selling that tablet ... which made me think I could recombine all of my libraries. I'll soon have some solid stats on how many pictures I took a year since 2004 when I first picked up a digital camera.
The main reason I had for this was my primary storage provider at the time was moving away from an unlimited model to a limited model. I ended up combining libraries and moving most all images to a local drive and backed up with Crashplan. I tried using Bittorrent Sync, but Lightroom has many small files that tended to increase IO and slow down synching to the remote host. To make a further backup, I'm in the process of making a headless Crashplan server.
Another advantage of this combination was combining my mobile phone and camera photos taken at the same time.
I'm still in the process of cleaning up a lot of the photos. In addition to a huge number of photos.... there were many duplicates and thumbnail images that needed to be culled. I think that will be a project that will be ongoing.
This small gallery is some stuff that hasn't really seen the light of day since I took the picture. There are many of those pictures. These were taken 2011 to 2014. Some of them were in a studio... some in whatever space I had at the time. It was really encouraging to see the progress I've made over the last few years.
Here's to 2016.