Are backups really necessary? Why is this question even being asked? If you don’t think having backups and backups for your backups is completely and absolutely necessary, then you clearly have never had anything bad happen to you in your entire life.
Backups are the one thing that separates your work from total and complete oblivion. Is that too dramatic? Actually, not many photographers would thing that it is. For every wedding photographer Derbyshire, there are probably at least two or three backups that they never leave home without.
Have you ever had an SD card break on you? Well, it happens! They also can be filled up fast, and that needs to be taken into account. So, whether you fill up on all of your available SD cards or somehow end up with one or two of them broken, it is always a good idea to keep a few extras on hand. Even if you don’t end up using any of them, it’s a good precaution to take.
The absolute most important thing for a wedding photographer Derbyshire to have backups of is the files of your work. Every photo you take and edit needs to be backed up on some sort of secondary device or platform. This is the most important because if you lose your client’s data, then you’ll lose your client.
Props break or even get stolen. Whether they break on set, or disappear from the car, it is a wise idea to have one or two extras- even if you just keep them hidden unless they become needed. In some cases, you may end up with more than the expected amount of subjects for a photoshoot. This is also an ideal time to bring out the extra props.
Of course, this only applies if you use your own props. Some photographers leave props up to their clients, unless it’s a photoshoot specifically for the company. But even then some photographers leave the choice up to their subjects and whatever feels the most comfortable to them.
If you can, having a secondary camera is generally a good idea. In which case, you would definitely want to keep it hidden and quite likely near your person at all times. If you have a friend or somebody who’s close to you who is trustworthy to you, that you can designate to be near your equipment at all times, then that’s perfect.
Also, having a secondary lens isn’t a bad idea either, as a lens can crack or break. Especially if the camera ends up falling for any reason, an extra lens is a wise thing to keep with you.
Granted, not everyone can afford a secondary camera. However, if it is a possibility, then it’s ideal. It’s an especially good idea if you plan on making your business grow. Whether you will have other photographers or just yourself, a secondary camera is a helpful tool.
Of course, there are several other things you could and might even want to have backups for just to be safe, but these are the most important to most, if not all, wedding photographers. If you’re looking for a true wedding photographer Derbyshire, go to Aaron Russell Photography to find one.