This photo of Sterling Sulieman was featured in COSMOPOLITAN. I took it in 2010 and the article came out in 2012. I originally had photographed this series to be black and white but the magazine wanted the color version. Good thing I backed up the RAW files! If I hadn't had the color versions my work would never have been published in a worldwide circulating popular magazine. See the importance?
I could tell countless stories of how many times clients have come back to me YEARS later asking for a specific photo. As I've started a family over the years I've learned the importance of backing up our personal photos as well which brings me to this post.
HOW TO BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS.
So you're not a professional photographer but everyone has photos. Wether you're shooting your kid's soccer game on your iphone, your fiance in Rome or that super important selfie of you and Ellen Degeneres, saving your memories for later is crazy important. When I photograph newborns I always stress the importance of creating a back up system for new parents because the last thing you want is to lose the first photos you ever took of your children.
Here are some help tips to back up your photos. For simplicity purposes, let's stick with cell phone images as that tends to be what people have on a wider scale.