Tuesday, November 8

What We Have Is A Hostage Situation

Almost every time I go somewhere there I go through one of two shameful rituals.  I either take the camera, and take no pictures or I  bring the camera, take a zillion photos - some of  complete nonsense (ie. Glacier National Park - 18 pictures of the same goats you can't see unless you have a magnifying glass) and then never do anything with them other than KNOW I HAVE THEM. 

And feel guilty for not doing anything with them.

I dream of having my photos touched up, printed, organized, displayed...but have a very hard time getting it done and sometimes paying the money it requires to get it done.  These are pictures of vacations, kids events, special trips with friends.... all living on little plastic cards in my camera, in my camera bag, sometimes lost in the junk drawer.

I'm trying to do better, hoping to do better, as part of my big plan to get myself organized. I am searching for tools to not only make it easier but to also make it make financial sense.   I think the first place I lose my self is in the financial commitment of a home computer (and monitor) with the software it "requires" to touch up my photos and the second is in taking the time to sift through all I've taken. Not sure which is the biggest hurdle.

Anybody else holding their vacation hostage on little cards which you've misplaced in drawers & cupboards too?


Speaking of Photos - don't forget the contest I'm hosting for Shutterfly - Last Day to Enter is Thursday November 10th!


Anonymous said...


Mr. M

Unknown said...

I usually get them onto the home computer. And there they sit until it crashes and I lose them all. So I totally FAIL at photos.

=Tamar said...

I only just got a digital camera this year. I had almost given up bothering to take pictures. I do more with them now than before, because my computer has a slot that takes the cards my camera uses, so it's very direct: insert card, Read File. They sit on the hard drive but I also keep them on the card, which stays in the camera. I have even sent copies to people, attached to email, and it's up to them whether to print them. Hard drives last about five years of heavy use or up to ten with light use, I'm told. Backups are your friend. Gotta do that sometime soon...