Photographs as tengible objects - lessons learned in Japanese tsunami

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
bford Senior Member • Posts: 1,489
Re: Over-reaction?

salla30 wrote:

I respect anyone who would follow your recommendation, but I certainly would not find it disturbing or sickening to hear of others who keep many many 1000s of images, and do find it a bit of an over-reaction

I am guilty of being in the camp you mention.

But your comment has made me think. I maybe will keep all (within reason of course, and especially where the images concern family and friends) and separate off the keepers more studiously.

One thing that has made me much more picky about what to save is age. The older I get the simpler, and less encumbered with belongings, I desire my life to be.

In the future we may come back to a different view of a situation and decide that that image or part thereof is worthy of further study. Why destroy that option?

Digital storage is irrelevantly inexpensive and eco-friendly, so we do have the luxury to keep nearly all of the images we take. I can't quite see the problem.

it depends on how much of your time you wish to devote to the task of managing thousands of images. I have zero desire to do such a thing. It's an endless pit. I'd rather have far fewer images that I can frame in my home than thousands that are mediocre or junk in comparison.

I also don't see the point in feeling that so many things in our lives should be recorded in a photograph.

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow