The importance of back ups


I can’t stress how important it is to have multiple back ups of your photos. A few years back I used to store all my photos onto my laptop, back then I could only afford small memory cards for my camera as they used to be so expensive.

So because of the space issue I was forced to have to put the photos onto the laptop to free space on the memory card, I thought this would be fine until the hard drive on my laptop corrupted.

I was devastated; years of work, family photos and clients photos were all gone. I had some of the photos stored on my blog but never the family photos or clients unless I had permission so I was a bit lost.

Fast forward to today though and the advancement in cloud storage technology has come to my rescue. I used a couple of cloud services, mainly Dropbox and Microsoft’s One Drive as well as having them stored on my laptop, meaning I have multiple backups now and shouldn’t (touch wood) run into that problem again.

So I can’t stress enough how important it is to backup your work, you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, keep it on your computer but set up a dropbox and have a copy of your photos there.

If you have any tips on safeguarding your photos, make sure to let me and the readers know in the comments section below.

Weddings: Another trend I found in the UK

Some of you main have seen my post last month about the trend of Wedding Videographers in the UK.

Here’s another one I found.

Photo booths, yes, you heard it here first. It’s huge in the UK and will only roll out across the whole of the world.

ph hireImage source thanks to OMG Entertainments, photo booth hire in Kent, UK.

Well worth checking our their Facebook page to see what goes on at a UK Wedding!

Until next time, speak you soon.


Photo of the month: February

Welcome back to photo of the month, where we feature a photo on the site for the whole of the month.

So February is here, and this month’s photo is a special one from Paul at Pauls Studio in the UK.



I loved this photo so much I’ve even set it as my background on my desktop, top work Paul!

If you’d like to be considered for March’s photo of the month get your entries in via the contact page.



Branded photography & why you need it


If you’re a professional or a part-time freelance photographer, looking good is key to gaining more business and keeping your client happy.

I’ve been wearing unbranded clothing for sometime and then it came to me, surely an investment of around $40 was worthwhile in an Embroidered Polo Shirts from Logos 4 Polos (highly recommended!).

So have a think, you’re missing an opportunity if you’re not wearing your brand when you’re taking photos – who knows who might see you!

Weddings: Videography and the growing trend in the UK

When I was in the UK in Summer 2014, I caught up with a good friend Paul Hubbard Essex based Videographer. I followed him around for a Wedding he was shooting and Paul was explaining the increasing popularity of Wedding Videography in the UK and the new fashion.

I’ll leave you with this moving Wedding.

Tip: To save on a videography, hire a GoPro from a company in the UK to film yourself and send it back after you’re done :D.


Photo of the month: January 2015 (and plans for my blog in 2015)

Welcome to not only my first post, but my first feature I’ll be bringing to this blog.

First of all my name is Daryl Braithwaite, a 35 photographer from the US, you can find out more about me here.

Photo of the month will be photos that I love and will feature on the side of this blog, if you’d like your photo to be considered for the photo of the month for February then get in touch via the contact page.