For the past six or seven years, I’ve taken a laptop along to back-up files and write blog posts. This year, I’m going to try an iPad mini, photoshop touch and blogsy. While I won’t have the ability to "back-up" files daily, I really don’t think that’s going to be a problem. Should I fill up my memory cards, I think buying memory cards along the way would be much easier than trying to purchase some 8" x 10" Double X film from a small town drugstore.
Digital photographers feel downloading files in the field is really important. That seems to me to be a very modern notion. (I am of the vintage where downloading was taking film out of the holders and putting it back in the properly marked "exposed film" box.) For decades I photographed with film and the only backing up I did was to occasionally make an extra exposure on the off chance I needed to go with a plus or minus development. I shall return to the classical method of backing up files for this year’s safari – keeping them in a light tight SD card carrier.
This is a photo blog extra because I am practicing creating a blog entry with blogsy. Next step will be to try a blog post with a photograph. I will really need to learn how to do that because why have a photo blog without some photographs?
Stay tuned for pending photographic excitement!