Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now!
On a regular basis I get an email or Facebook message with another heartbreaking story from a photographer who didn’t have a back-up of their photos, and they lost every photo they had taken in the last few years, including photos of their family — everything — gone forever.
Stop whatever you’re doing and right this very minute, and take a few minutes to protect the visual history of your life, and back up your images. Just drag them onto another hard drive. If you don’t have one: here’s a link to one of the portable drives I use — it’s a WD 4-terabyte portable USB 3.0 drive for just $109 at B&H Photo. It works like a champ. It takes so much less effort than you’d think.
My Backup and Organization Strategy
If you’re a KelbyOne Pro member, I have an entire course on backing up and organizing your images on your back-up drive and then in Lightroom. It’s called my “Simplified Lightroom Image Management System” (or SLIM System for short) and folks have told me so many times how helpful it has been to them and you might find it helpful, too — here’s the link.
Anyway, this is just your friendly reminder that this is, officially, “Back Up Your Photos Friday.” :)
Hope yours is a productive one.
P.S. Just a little over a week until I’m in San Antonio and Houston with my Lightroom seminar. Come out and spend the day with me. I start the day by teaching my go backup and organization strategy. Here’s the link for tickets.
Just checked my Crashplan. All caught up on backups for photos and other stuff. Still have a bunch of 1 TB drives with old Aperture backups on them, too. Having been through a RAID crash, I can testify that it really sucks when you get hit with the thought that everything is gone. Rebuilding it is a pain, but losing it all must be worse.