The mistake of not having a backup plan is the most risky and likely the most harmful mistake of all! Backing up your photos is really part of a good photography management but it is so important I wanted to highlight it separately. Let’s face it….hard drives fail. Even CD’s or DVD’s can be scratched or damaged and become unusable. That is why you need to find a good way of backing up all your photos and sticking with it.
I have a friend who recently had their hard drive crash, resulting in the loss of three years of photos. All because they did not have them backed up. Three years worth of photos, thousands of important “captured” memories lost…all because they did not have a back up plan.