A wedding photographer suffered a true professional nightmare.
All the files of the pictures from a wedding he shot were corrupted.
He discovered this upon trying to transfer the photos from his professional camera to his computer.
The worst part? Having to tell the newlyweds, which he did.
The photographer detailed all the ways he tried to recover the data and eventually what he found as an ad-hoc solution on TikTok.
After trying many methods and hundreds of his own dollars trying to regain the corrupted files off the disk—including sending the disk away to a professional company—he finally found a minor solution.
He's using WiFi to transfer the JPEG previews from his camera to his phone and then to his computer.
For non-photographers, JPEGs are not the file type he would usually have, as he would usually edit photos in RAW format, which are larger files that allow for more fine editing. JPEGs are something, at least, though, a "Hail Mary" attempt, as he points outs in the video.
As this is a professional nightmare and many can empathize with this sort of situation, reactions were quick to come in.
Many people reacted viscerally to the incident.
Other photographers noted perhaps the photographer in question should have employed a 2-card backup solution.
The photographer acknowledged he hadn't used the 2nd card system available to him, alas.
Others empathized professionally.
Many people found his honesty and accountability as a good sign of someone to hire as a photographer, actually.
Here's hoping his solution was acceptable to the bride and groom.