If you’re anything like me, learning every little thing that goes into being a photographer is overwhelming to say the least. I remember when I first really started to dive into my photography journey. After doing alllll the Googling and researching, it was very obvious that I needed to get an external hard drive if I wanted to keep my clients’ images safe. But even that turned out to be overwhelming. As a full-time wedding photographer and educator, I went through many trials and errors before I finally nailed down how to safely backup my images. I even discovered my hard drive holy grail along the way!
First and foremost, having an external hard drive is not enough to make sure your clients’ images are safe. I quickly learned how important it was to have the right hard drive, organize it appropriately, and store it safely. As a photographer, your clients are paying you a lot of money, trusting that you will deliver images; it’s your job to do everything you can to keep those images safe. Not only that, but your clients also sign a legally binding contract – no pressure 😅
But have no fear, my friend. I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial to help you learn how to backup safely backup your images and how I organize mine! CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE TUTORIAL 📸 Trust me when I say: I sleep easier at night knowing I have my images more secure than they probably even need to be (I’m talking “fireproof safe” kinda safe).
And while you’re here, you can actually snag my FAVORITE external hard drive HERE. I have been a SanDisk SSD super-fan ever since I got my hands on it. Disclaimer: It’s expensive, but 100% worth it. An SSD is a solid-state drive. This means that there is no spinning like a typical hard drive disk. The real bonus in it being an SSD is that if you drop it, there’s no damage (unlike a spinning hard drive). All this to say: the SanDisk SSD is worth every penny.
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