Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Backing up your precious photos:

Something we should all do on a regular basis is back up our valuable photographs on our computers. This is especially true if you are hoping to make money from them. I have always found this a time consuming and fiddly task, selecting individual files and burning them to a CD. As a result I am as guilty as the next person of not keeping on top of this. Cue a new product on the market. Photo back up DVD from A pack of three sells for around £6 and they can hold up to 6000 photos. The best part here is that you do not have to do anything yourself (hence the "clickfree" name). Just insert the discs in your computer and it will automatically find and back up your photos. If they work as well as claimed (and they have had good reviews) this will be an easy and cheap method. Looking forward to buying a pack and giving them a trial. I'll report back on my experience. Regards, David