Backing up your work is key: you might have weeks of irreplaceable pictures with you at any one time, and loss, theft or digital corruption are all possibilities. I always make three back-ups before I will reuse a card. First I import all images into Adobe Lightroom on an Apple MacBook Pro, which is then backed up to a LaCie Rugged drive. I make my third copy using a Hyperdrive Colorspace UDMA back-up drive. If you don’t have a laptop then travelling with a back-up drive and spare cards means you can easily maintain two copies of your work. Keep one back-up with you at all times – even on a plane! I also take spare equipment on trips, and maintain comprehensive new-for-old insurance in case disaster strikes. Read the exclusions to your policy, and stick to them if you want your company to pay out.