The importance of back ups

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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.

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