Is PhotoShelter the Best Way to Keep Your Photos?

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If you’ve been using computers for some time, you probably have a collection of failed hard drives by now. But the inevitable fact still has to dawn on you: hard drives do fail and the one you have right now will fail too.

The prudent thing to do for a professional photographer is to store your photos – your livelihood, in fact – in redundant systems to safeguard your assets. And there are currently hard drive systems that offer you this, about one terabyte of storage space on average. Do the math and compute how much that costs you.

Then compare it with what PhotoShelter is offering.

PhotoShelter is an online archive service for professional photographers. It also doubles as a marketplace for your photos, but that’s just a bonus of what they offer.

The main thing is redundant archiving of photos. PhotoShelter provides disaster-proof storage that is both locally and geographically redundant by maintaining mirrored datacenters on the East and West Coasts of the United States, each employing RAID technology. Best thing about online archiving is you can access it wherever you are in the world.

Is it safe to entrust your photos to PhotoShelter? This service is being offered by a company called BitShelter Inc. Check them out. They already have a massive base of professional subscribers, and growing. Some respected names are even endorsing the service.

PhotoShelter subscriptions start at $30/month for Standard and $50/mo. for Pro. They offer 1TB of storage for $1,000/year and 500GB for $600/year.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.