Don't Delete – So Says Avedon. Sort Of.

If you’ve sat through one of my classes, you know how paranoid I am. I show up early, I stay late, I have backup gear and escape plans. Need to transmit? I find two or three ways of doing that.

I’m like that.

On top of that, I never delete files. Not at home and, absolutely, never in the field. (Have I told you about the Marine sargent I once had as a student? The day after lecturing the class to never delete an image in the camera, he called me to ask … how to recover an image he deleted in the camera. So I made this gunnery sargent tell the class what he’d done.)

Anyway, this is a long way of getting to this blog entry about not deleting images by Chase Jarvis (which I found off of John Harrington’s blog). I hadn’t heard the Avedon story, but I like it.

Mark E. Johnson

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