One of the worst things that can happen to traveling photographers, especially when they are visiting a place like Portugal, is waking up one morning to find out that your camera’s memory card has got corrupted and you’ve lost all your photos.
But as the elders have spoken, time and time again, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Use Dual Cards
If you have a fairly high-end DSLR camera, chances are it’ll be sporting dual memory card slots. This allows you to put in two cards at the same time. You can set one up as your main card, and the second one as a backup card so that a copy of everything is left on it.
Take a Portable Hard Drive Along
Hard drives these days have become so small that you can fit one in your pocket if you want. These can come in handy if you’re trying to keep a backup of your photos and videos safe. Just take the photos out of your camera every night and keep them safe in the drive.
Rely on the Obvious: Your Computer
These days, almost everyone travels with a portable computer. If you also plan to take a computer with you on your trip, all you have to do is copy all your images to it every day. You can go a step further and upload these copies images to the infamous cloud as well, for a double backup!
So when you visit Portugal as a photographer, whatever you do, do NOT rely on just one memory card in your camera to keep all your photos safe.