Useful Photography Tip #50: A Reminder to Backup Those Holiday Memories


Back in April, I explained in detail how I go about backing up my data, and why it’s incredibly important to develop your own backup strategy and workflow to prevent data loss.

Since you’ve likely captured a bunch of unforgettable moments over the holiday season, and are also probably travelling a lot, I think it’s a good time to revisit your backup strategy and make sure you’re completely covered in all situations.

Maybe make it a New Years Resolution to define a backup workflow. After all, you wouldn’t want to lose all of your adorable puppy photos, right?

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My Data Backup Strategy (and Why it’s Important)

As photographers, our data is our most important asset. Unfortunately though, it’s also the most volatile part of our entire production. Hard drives are fragile, memory cards can fail, and worst of all, gear can be lost or stolen. Without our data, our history and credibility as photographers is gone, and all of our time building out our portfolio is wasted.

If you take any of your work seriously, or even would just like to preserve your memories more securely, you need to think about creating a file management and backup workflow. Having multiple copies of all your data is crucial, and creating redundant backups has become incredibly easy with the advent of cheap hard drives and highly effective off-site backup solutions. I’m going to recommend a few very effective and easy to use backup systems that I use regularly, and explain why I believe it’s absolutely critical that you implement something similar.

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