To Don Satalic regarding how easy it is to keep filmnegatives for a long time and how difficult this is with digital:
Correct! Correct! Correct!
I was doing a backup from older harddisks and it took me over two weeks to complete that job. And that's just photo's from 2003 - 2008.
Older pictures I made as a pro photographer are still filmnegatives thank god. But the familystuf I shot digitally from 1997 to 2002 are still on CD's...hope they are alright.
At some point I will have backup them as well...not a pleasant task as there must be a at least a thousand of them little disks :-(
The main problem with digital is: you shoot far more images, thus creating a huge problem regarding their long term storage.
Nowadays I save everything to DVD (at least 4 or 5 DVD's per wedding and 1 or two for a portrait session) as well as to two external harddisks.
I have to buy 2 TB harddisks every year now!!! I'm practically swamped with these things.
Keeping hundreds of thousands of digital images backed up correctly is far from easy, as I found out the hard way.
I started going 100% digital in 2003 and now I'm rethinking my earlier choice. One of the reasons being that I have to rely on a computer 100% of the time and with the numbers involved in my case, that's not a pretty picture. I'm actually quite fed up with it after 8 years.
At the moment I have done a few tests with digital alongside analog and the results are promising...for film.
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