Photo taking, printing and organizing has changed a lot in the last decade.
Remember dropping a roll of film off at the local drug store? You'd pick your pictures up in a few days, not really knowing what you'd find when you opened the little envelope. Would the pictures be any good? Would they be blurry? Would everyone's head be cut off at the top? What if there was a picture where you looked absolutely horrid? You couldn't delete it! You just had to hope no one else saw it before you had a chance to throw it out.
If you were like me, you probably ordered double prints from the start. If there was a good picture or two in there, you wanted to have a spare. If you needed more copies, you always had the negatives to use for reprints. You just had to remember not to get your fingerprints all over them!
I still have envelopes of pictures left over from our pre-digital camera days. All of my oldest son's baby pictures are old school. I should really scan them and get them into a digital format.
How do you organize your photos?
I still like to have actual physical photo albums. I print a decent selection of our pictures throughout the year and slide them into the little plastic sleeves. It's fun for the boys and I to look through the photos to see how they've grown and changed through the years.
Most of my pictures, however, stay in digital format. Right now, I don't have a great system of digital organization. Well, I have an idea of what I need to do. I just need to do it. My husband gave me an external hard drive to save back ups of all our photos. I need to transfer everything over. Current pictures reside on my computer or on one of three SD cards I use for my camera.
I know people who've gone all digital and print very few photos. I just can't do that. It seems so easy for things to get wiped out digitally. Doesn't it?