Taking digital photos sucks. It just does. It's so much work. I take the photo, I edit the photo, I share the photo, I have to get the photo from my device or memory card to my computer, I edit the photo more sometimes, I upload to a developer or print a semi-crappy print from home. I wait for them to come in the mail and then I'm still not happy with them.
Digital prints simply do not have the richness that my film prints had. There's something lacking in them. I know you're thinking I must not be the world's greatest photographer or the Photoshop queen. You're thinking right. I've accepted that and I know there are many ways to have better results. I don't have time to do any of those. Nary a one. I barely have time to do laundry right now.
The thing is...I was almost always happy with my film photos but then maybe I was not comparing them to today's "super processed in Photoshop" photos by scrapbook superstars. It was just so much easier! You took the pic, popped the film out, dropped it off and boo-yah, you had your pictures! It was so much easier to get to this....a completed scrapbook.
I know I need to backup and be diligent about my photos and I often think about backing up but I've decided this: printing is the best way to preserve my photos. If I print a photo and especially if I scrapbook a photo, I'm good. I have that photo and I've captured the memory. I don't think I'll revisit it again. Now I'm glad that I have so many digital pictures backed up and I might go back and print some of them sometime but I'm more relieved that so many of my photos are printed.
Was I cute or what? I'm on the left btw.
If you are behind on printing your photos, let this be a kick in the pants to get you going in 2016. We need to get those photos in our hands and off our computers ladies. I'm preaching to both of us on this.
You with me?