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The Film Photography Handbook by Monika Andrae, Chris Marquardt

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9

Storage and Archiving

Data safety plays an important role in both film and digital photography. It’s a good idea to consider how you are going to store your negatives and prints. Truly professional-level archival storage is only possible in a closed archive, one that is potentially even subdivided into several rooms. Storing at home and occasional handling or exhibiting pictures is not really archiving in its strictest sense.

9.1General Considerations

The following comments relate mainly to storing and safe-keeping black-and-white material. Color materials stored in the same conditions are not as storage-proof, let alone archive-proof, as black-and-white ...

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