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Important Advice for New Photographers

Being a new photographer, whether you have aims of going pro or you simply enjoy the hobby, comes with a lot of challenges you need to overcome to find success and contentment with the craft. If you are just getting started and looking for some guidance, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced photographer sharing some important advice. 

Coming to you from Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio, this excellent video essay discusses some crucial advice for new photographers. One thing that every photographer needs to get in the habit of right off the bat is a proper backup protocol. The minimum traditionally follows the 3-2-1 backup rule: three copies of data, two on different media, and one off-site. Don't overlook the off-site part. While modern storage media is impressively reliable, the number of backups you have and their stability will not matter if you experience something like a flood or fire and all your drives are in the same place. I personally recommend Backblaze, which is only $6 a month for unlimited data from one computer and its connected drives, but whichever you pick, make sure you have a copy offsite. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Choucino.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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