I tend to find that I take tons of photos when we have a life event such as a family birthday or my son just recently had his 8th grade prom or when we go on a family vacation. The amount of photos that I end up taking are a little on the ridiculous side. I know this happens because I have a digital camera and I can just click-through and pick the ones that need to be printed but boy is it a pain in the booty to go through 100′s of photos of the same event!
I take a ton of everyday photos every week as well but I only go through these photos once a month when I empty my iPhone and put all the photos on my computer.
I have a process that I wanted to share with you that might or might not make your life a little easier when it comes to all these photos!
First don’t let your photos on your smartphone get out of control whether you have an iPhone or an Android or a Blackberry it is important to not let your photos build up on these devices and not have them backed up. A good rule of thumb is that at the very least you backup these photos at least once a month if not more!
Once you backup these photos up it is a good idea to organize them immediately on your computer. Whether you organize them chronologically or by event you should get them organized because it makes it easier for you to remember the story that goes along with the photo.
If you have time edit the photos as you go along and sort them as whether they are going to be printed or not printed do so!
Lets just assume that you have more time to go ahead and upload those photos that you have chosen to be printed to your company of choice that you use for printing photos, I say do it because as busy people you never know when you will get a chance to sit down at your computer again!
These are a few of my tips and tips that I live by in order to get my photos printed and into a scrapbook album in a timely manner! Oh wait is there such a thing as scrapbooking our memories in a timely manner? I can tell you that I will probably never be fully caught up in my scrapbooking but I am OK with that as long as I am able to remember the stories that go along with the photos!
So what do you photograph and do you have any tips on how you handle all your digital photos? Let us know in the comments!