If you’re a traveling photographer, I’m sure you’ve thought about image backup on more than one occasion. In the video below, I go over ll of my tips and tricks that I use for backup when I’m on the road – including a “super secret” method I use to keep all of my images on my person at all times!
In my opinion, keeping images safe is the #1 priority on any trip. My equipment is insured, but once-in-a-lifetime photos, by definition, only come along once in a lifetime! So, for me personally, losing my images from a good trip would hurt even more than getting my gear stolen!
So, check out the video below and check out all of my tricks 🙂
I’ve had people ask why I don’t just use a cloud backup service instead of / in addition to the methods in the video. The reason is simple – slow WiFi.
If I’m on a wildlife trip, it’s not unusual for me to shoot 5~25GB of data per day. Most of the WiFi I run into tends to be painfully slow. (Heck, sometimes I can’t even stream Netflix!) The very vast majority of the time, there’s no chance typical hotel WiFi would be able to upload all of my images to a cloud service – it would take far too long.
So, I stick with the methods mentioned in this video.
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