The ability to take pictures on several different types of electronic devices that live at the end of our arms is an unprecedented phenomenon. Never before in history has so much of modern living been recorded on so many mediums. Even the last ten years have brought tremendous new advances in photography that make recording our lives in photos practically effortless.
And we do a lot of it.
The unfortunate side of this has been the sheer number of photos we need to manage now. There are so many that software companies have struggled to keep in step with the organization and management of our digital recordings.
We have plenty of things to store our photos on. But capturing and storing them out of sight is not the point of photography is it?
Isn’t the point of photography to capture memories so we can easily recall them? Don’t we take pictures so we can look at them? Storing them is not a problem. How can you organize your hundreds and thousands of photos so you can see them?
It was only after the invention of digital photography that digital photography management became available. When the camera phone was invented, nobody thought about what people were supposed to do with all these photos they were taking! By the time people started figuring it out, many people already had photos scattered across all manner of electronic outlets with no way to manage them. Cloud storage became a thing only AFTER it was realized that people used more than one electronic device. Google ramped up Google photos AFTER millions of photos were taken and promptly forgotten.
Those of us who have lived with our ever advancing electronics these last 10 years often have an abundance of disorganized photos just lying around. Many of us have used one or more of these methods for photo storage in that time. Remember when a “camera phone” was a new thing? It wasn’t that long ago!
Think about it. You probably have photos on your:
- PC hard drive
- Digital Camera
- Digital Camera memory cards
- Thumb drives
And from what feels like a looooooong time ago, you may still have CD’s – and lots of them.
That is in addition to all of the printed photos you have from the dinosaur age when digital photos weren’t a thing yet.
What the heck are you supposed to do with all of them?
Gather them all up, and bring them to me. Let me help you make sense of this disorganized, forgotten mess. Because after all, isn’t that the point of taking pictures – to see them?