Actually, it’s about managing our fast growing photos, deleting the unaccepted photos is the first step, perhaps. Sometimes, I have hard time to click “delete” if the photo holds the memory, special moments, or happy experience, like the blurry galloping horse photos I posted yesterday.
Three weeks ago, I captured an eagle at a nearby park with my iPhone, the bird was about 25 feet above me. After I cropped the image, it looked even worse, but hubby was able to tell it was an eagle. It was my first ever photo capture of a flying eagle, and I was unwilling to delete it.
Thank you for sharing your experience of organizing and managing old and new photos. I have gathered some feedback. They are below these photos, hope you’ll find it helpful.
I have done a couple photo book projects this summer. One was for my brother, I gathered the photos he has emailed me and photos of our Bangkok trip and made a photo book. He said it brought to tears as he was looking through, I imagine he was holding sweet memories. I guess a tangible photo book telling stories still means a lot to us, no matter how convenient it is to view online. The first photo book I made for myself was the photos of bees, butterflies, and dragonflies. My next one may be horses and deer. 🙂
Oh, I almost forgot, Bambi showed up last Sunday. This time, he was out of woods, staying behind grass and weeds. He has grown a lot since last time (some two weeks ago) I saw him.
Thank you so much for sharing how you manage your photos. I have learned so much from all of you. Thank you! 🙂
I keep my photos on a memory card, external hard disk of 1TB as well as on memory sticks. I try not to keep too many photos of local sights as these can change so I thrash often.
I keep the photos I need easy access to, like the ones I print, on my computer. I will go through fairly often and put the rest on my external hard drive.
When I have imported the photos, I delete the memory card when I put it back in the camera. A professional phtographer once looked at my workflow and advised me not to delete the images on the memory card whilst it’s connected to the computer. So I delete all the images after every shooting except when travelling.
I tend to organise my photographs in stages within a few days of taking them. I first scroll through them on my camera and delete images that are too blurry or where I have only caught a tail or hindleg from the dogs. I do another big sweep once I have downloaded them on the laptop and decide which ones I want to run through lighroom.
I use a portable hard drive. My pics are very important to me.
I keep everything and everywhere,which makes the situation chaotic.
My unacceptable pics gets trashed immediately after any photography session. I shoot raw and all my images remain as raw. I don’t store any jpgs. All my images remain on my laptop and gets synced on to my RAID based 2TB HDD at home. But its filling up fast.
As for orderly archiving I am fairly useless but have started to upload the ones I really like to a photo printing site – turn them into something tangible – any that come out well will be kept in a folder on the hard drive and backed up externally too.
I delete photos from the inserted card via my computer, then load the new “Saved” ones onto a computer file for that specific time period.
I am good at deleting photos after I have downloaded them onto my computer. I also review photos on my camera at the end of the day or session and delete from there as well. Sometimes I need to see the photo on a big screen to decide whether to keep or delete.