Most of us need a reminder now and again to back up all our files – so this is an addendum to that bit of advice: always make sure that you have to hand a set of up-to-date photos that you may need at short notice for publicity purposes and the like. And if you are anything like me and tend to stay behind the camera rather than step in front of it, try to make a point of having a few of yourself in all the relevant settings.
I completed an online interview yesterday for a magazine feature. An interesting questionnaire and enjoyable to do. But then, a couple of photos to attach? It wasn't just that my old hard drive is still sitting waiting for me to find a way to get into it. Among the many photos there would only be a very few which would be relevant. After a bit of panicking and digging I did manage to find what was needed but I shall now spend some time putting together a portfolio of potential publicity stuff. And I trust I'll need it before too long.