just1book, no kidding!
Backup is especially important for a wedding photographer.
I once read of this wedding photographer based in Vancouver who backup his photos to his 1 main computer and 2 external harddisk, 1 of them is store inside a safe.
Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.
I once lost one whole card of data for a company's event. Since then, I very kiasu.
Download to my Zen Vision W during the event.
Go back home, download to comp. Backup the original files in an external harddisk.
since we are on this topic, it is ok to ask my ad photog to d/l all pix taken tat day into my hdd but then he still hav to edit and product the actual works?
so lousy... nv do redundancy backup meh?
So it's a HDD or a CF Card problem?
If its a card problem, losing that portion is probable.
For the measly 2 weddings that I covered in the past, I used a new card after the makeup, and again another one before the table-shots.
This is one case where professionalism (and professional equipment) comes into play. Thank god for dual card slots and simultaneous writing for the flagship models in the two biggest camps.
Not very sure about the D3 (but I suspect it should be the same), but the MarkIIIs are able to write to both the CF and SD simultaneously, you can also choose between writing the same format, or different. e.g. RAW to CF, Small JPG to SD.
I hate to say this, but MANY wedding couples won't give a rat's ess; the most important thingie is 'HOW MUCH AH?'.
And if or when things go KA-BOOM, it's ALWAYS that )(&*(!%*@&#_) 'LOUSY' photographer's fault!
It's the 'way of the SG consumer'. Like the similar Dragon brethen, centuries of 'inculcation' cannot be easily escaped.
1) Why don't you trust me? (But understandable because got so many of such incidents happening these days).
2) I'm not keen to show you everything, because it may affect my reputation as a photographer. Even the best photographers will only show you their best shots.
3) What if your computer corrupts my CF card?
Having said that, no matter what the price bracket, lost pictures (for whatever reason) will always be the photographer's fault, and rightly so. But if couple decides to pay cheap for services, then they also cannot say too much...
i do really wanna knw who exactly did he hire...or hope this person will step out and admit his own mistakes...for other fellow wedding photogs wannabes can learn from this and nv to repeat this mistake again...otherwise just shoot for hobby