I was flipping through some photo albums earlier this week and realized that I didn’t have any pictures from this past year. How could that be? I’ve been taking loads of pictures. But I haven’t been printing them off.
When my pictures are uploaded to my computer they are automatically filed into folders labeled for the day they were taken. I love that. I tend to remember when I took a certain picture so that makes it easier to find one in my files. However, I need to take the time to name each photo so I don’t have to scan through them because they are labeled sequentially, i.e. IMG0485, IMG0486. Just taking the extra 5 minutes to name the pictures when they are uploaded will save me so much time later on.
My goal is to also remember to order prints at least once a month. In this digital age I think more pictures are being taken than ever before but less are actually printed than before. I went ahead and took advantage of the 6 cents a print from Winkflash last week and order 592 prints. I still only ordered photos up to the month of July. So this coming week I’ll be ordering the rest of the year’s pictures to date. Another 400 or so. Believe it or not, these numbers have been whittled down. I’m not afraid to erase bad pictures or duplicates. I usually only save about a third of the photos I end up taking. A good portion of the photos are of other people too, taken at church functions or friendly get-togethers.
I’d like to now how you go about storing your digital photos and where you get yours printed.
The other habit I’m going to work on this week is to not use the computer until after our school work is done. It’s very tempting to just check e-mail or my Google Reader when Bon Bon and Semisweet are on the internet checking their school assignments. Then they end up having to wait for Mom to get done so they can continue their school work. Not a good thing.