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Shoot to Thrill: A Hard-Boiled Guide to Digital Photography by Derek Pell

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Chapter 2. Call for Backup!: Defend & Protect Your Photos

Call for Backup!: Defend & Protect Your Photos

It’s better to be a live coward than a dead hero.”—from Key Largo (1948)

Call me paranoid, but if you’ve ever watched an external drive with thousands of your photos go up in smoke, you’ll understand. It happened to me once after wrapping up a big case (24 cans). Wipe that smirk off your face—it’ll happen to you some day, too. Sad fact of life, but if you’ve made multiple backups it’s not the end of your career, just the end of some expendable hardware. I know, I know, backing up is like the weather... everybody talks about it but nobody does anything about it. It ain’t fun and it sure ain’t ...

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