|At the Quai aux briques, it is all about the Fish.|
Hello from the land of the waffle.
I was going to wax poetically about my feelings about Christmas markets, but I'll spare you right now.
I take a lot of pictures, some of them are awesome even without Instagram filters, some of them not so much, but I get to make that decision after I look at my pictures on a screen that is bigger than phone. That requires actually getting my photos from off my phone and somewhere secure.
I have a few hard drives that have thousands of photo and music backups, but to be honest, I never use them any more. I do check them on occasion and they seem stable. I do worry about the discs failing as they are getting old. I've experienced the heartbreak of losing physical SD cards and while I can't ever recover those pictures, they memories of the places are still so vivid in my mind.
Backing up these days is not hard to do.
My iPhone photos get backed up to my hard drive, but that isn't fail safe. Laptops get stolen, hard disks crash and photos get deleted. I still love Flickr, but I have all but abandoned it because the interface can be clunky. I never took to other photo sharing sites, other that Instagram. I love the fact that Instagram integrates with other apps as well.
I'm using Dropbox/Carousel now to upload my camera uploads automatically when I'm connected to wifi. You can love or hate Dropbox or the cloud, but now I have the peace of mind that my photos are getting uploaded while I'm traveling.
There are a million places you can store your photos - Evernote, Flickr, Dropbox, Smugmug, Google Drive - some cost and some are free. The important thing is to back them up somewhere. It's not hard and having photos sit on your phone or on a memory card moldering a drawer is just ridiculous these days. View them, share them, critique them and your photography will improve and you'll get to relive the awesome things you've seen on your travels.
What exactly are you waiting for?