Just a recommendation to any photographers following me. Back your shit up. I just had the fright of my life tonight when my hard drive with the last 7 years photography on it stopped working. Thankfully I managed to get it going again and am in the process of backing it all up to another hard drive.
I know having multiple back ups should be obvious but to some people it isn’t. And I had been intending to get another hard drive to back it up. Intending to do it isn’t enough. Just do it. Have multiple copies of everything.
This is why film is best, I can always re-scan those negatives. But digital is a whole different story.