In the future, a hard drive full of photographs may serve as the digital analog of a pile of old pictures. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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This 1973 photo of five children playing in a Detroit suburb has gone viral on the Internet. The children were Rhonda Shelly, 3 (from left), Kathy Macool, 7, Lisa Shelly, 5, Chris Macool, 9, and Robert Shelly, 6. Joe Crachiola/Courtesy of The Macomb Daily hide caption

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This photograph of Aline Marie praying outside St. Rose of Lima church in Newtown, Conn., has become the focus of a conversation surrounding ethics and photography on NPR's Picture Show blog. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Say cheese: Picking up photography again in the digital age can be a bit intimidating. But remembering the basics will serve anyone well in the long run. drbimages/iStockphoto hide caption

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