17. MEMORY AND BACKUP

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IN THE DAYS of film we somehow survived knowing that there was only a single copy of our negatives in the world. Maybe the fact that they were a tangible entity made them feel more secure and easier to protect. Maybe it was just because we were used to the idea of having one original from which to make multiple prints. In any case, the days of putting all your eggs in one basket are over. It’s not insignificant that with digital photography we can easily make double negatives by backing up our files. As soon as you finish shooting, you can make as many copies as you want to ensure that you never lose your images. This ability ...

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