As a photographer, one of the most important things to consider is how to back up your images correctly. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, you’ve likely spent countless hours capturing the perfect shot, and the last thing you want is to lose all of that hard work due to a technical glitch or equipment failure.
For years, I had used the basic plan on PhotoShelter, a popular online storage platform for photographers. Unfortunately, I had never considered upgrading my plan, so I wasn’t taking advantage of one of the essential features for photographers – backing up your images online.
That all changed recently when my good friend Ron Sherman mentioned that he had unlimited storage on his PhotoShelter account for around $500 a year. I was shocked to realize I had missed out on this valuable feature, and I immediately upgraded my plan.
Since then, I’ve been uploading all of my images to PhotoShelter, taking advantage of the platform’s geographically redundant servers to ensure that my pictures are safe and secure. This is the “C” in the A, B, & C of a backup plan, as the A & B have multiple copies on different devices.
In December 2022, when ASMP member John Harrington did his business practices presentation in Atlanta, he also mentioned keeping all of his files on PhotoShelter. This further reinforced my decision to upgrade my plan, and I am now confident that my images are protected.
The next step is to reach out to my clients and let them know that I have their images archived on PhotoShelter. This way, if they ever need access to those images again, they know I have them saved and available.
In conclusion, I am glad to have discovered this “diamond in the rough” and taken advantage of the benefits of PhotoShelter’s unlimited storage plan. I highly recommend this service to any photographer looking for a reliable and cost-effective way to back up their images.
I recommend PhotoShelter, and here is a link to signup.