Digital Storage and Backup
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One of the great advantages of digital photography is that you can take as many photos as you want and edit and delete them later. Consequently, a lot more photos are taken and you have to consider the amount of storage that you have, and what to do with it.
While travelling, there are many storage solutions:
get a large storage card - cards of up to 4 GB are available for some storage card types. Depending on how long you are going for and how many photo you take, you may be able to fit all your photos on one or two cards and then bring them home with you.
back up on cd - with internet cafes found throughout the world, it is very easy to download and burn your digital photos onto a cd then carry the cd with you or send it home. However, it is important to check that the cd is working before you erase your memory card.
transfer to hard drive backup - there are a few, though quite expensive, portable hard drive options for backing up your digital media while travelling. If you have a laptop with you, you can can transfer the files directly to your computer to save them.
When travelling with a film camera, you also have a few choices about what to do with your. What you do may depend on where you are and how long you are away for. Many people chose to carry all their exposed film with them until returning. If you are concerned about losing your luggage or have no room to carry the film, you may chose to send them back by mail, in which case you also have the risk of losing the package in the mail. Another option is to have the film developed where you are. Then you have the knowledge that your photos have worked out and you can show people straight away, though you may be unsure of the quality of the printing in some places. You may prefer to wait until you return home to develop the photos at your local photo shop that you know and trust with you travel memories.