Photo Album Madness


Last week, I fell into the black hole of digital photo book making. I've been working on our 2014 photo album for a couple months desperately trying to finish before the end of 2015. Then my daughter took some really pretty family pictures of everyone on our Thanksgiving trip and I thought a book of just those might be nice. That got me thinking about Christmas gifts and who else might enjoy a photo book. Once I started down that path, other ideas popped up and I had to make myself go back to our family album from last year and regroup!

What happened to the days of getting some prints and putting them in an album a few times a year? Or maybe just keeping them all in a storage bin. Something simple. 

Now I take so many more pictures. Cell phones let us capture all the moments, but then I feel like I have to DO something with them. Apple assures me they're floating around in a cloud, but really...will they actually be there when I want to look at them?

So I find myself in front of the computer for hours on end, foregoing a shower and my to-do list while my eyes bleed squinting at tiny thumbnails of pictures I saved over a year ago. Now which one of those shots was a good one? Why isn't that uploading? What? Why did I take all these pictures?!?

And as always, I vow that next year I will get on this earlier than December! 

How about you? Are you with me in the never ending quest to get your pictures under control? Have you ever lost waaay too much time after clicking on start your photo book now?



6 comments:

  1. I also get in a photo black hole. I like organizing them chronologically and by event. It takes forever. This year I ordered an album from mysocialbook.com that contains all the pictures I posted on Facebook and each status entry. I designed it, but my sister wanted to give it to me for Christmas. I can't wait to see it.

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    1. I've been thinking about making one of those, Pat! What a neat idea for a Christmas present!

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  2. I'm so impressed that you do something with your photos! I don't think I've printed anything out for years. But I do look at them on my computer quite often! Someone once pointed out to me that when we were kids, there were about 400 pictures total of our childhoods. Now with digital cameras and cell phones, a lot of people take that many photos on a single vacation!

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    1. I believe that! It's amazing how many pictures can accumulate over a short period of time!

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  3. One of my goals for 2016 is to get my photos printed. I don't trust them floating around in the cloud either! I like to paper scrapbook though, so no digital for me!

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  4. I recently took a short blogging break so I would have time to organize my photos. I didn't get them all done, but made a decent dent, and it will now be easier to find photos when i need them. Imagine how much more time we would all have if we didn't have all these images to deal with ;)

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