Thursday, May 28, 2009

Philistine

Does anyone out there still "print" their photos?  I have no less than 3 full photo albums of printed pics documenting the first six months of Maddie's life.  And then I stopped printing.  Because, really?  The mortgage payment was more important...

Kidding (sort of)...

I was one of those late-adopters of the digital camera.  And I still kind of like the idea of actually, you know, caring about what you are taking a picture of.  Instead of having 5 TRILLION pictures of every single angle of my baby girl in her Bumbo seat for the very first time.

But yeah, digital cameras are convenient. And maybe by taking ONE HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION pictures, I may get one or two that are actually passable...

So we have a Flickr account.  Which I think I may have mentioned a few thousand times.  Actually, we have a "pro" Flickr account.  Not because I take good pictures, but I'm OCD about organizing the photos into folders by month and other random categories - and you can do this unlimitedly with a Pro account, so there you go.

But now that we have this Flickr account, and I have the pics backed up on my desktop and onto CD (again, organized by month - because yes! Organizing and backing up is SOOOOO important - who wants to sleep when they can be up until 1am archiving!!)... but really?  Then printing and putting into a photo album?

Kind of like writing in a baby book once every few months - when you're already documenting the day-by-day minutia of your child's life on a blog.

Which I also did.  For the first six months...

So yeah - I guess I'm just wondering if I'm the only philistine out here that perhaps is not creating a hard copy, pictorial documentary of my family.  Or do you all print your pics faithfully?

Dammit - this is going to be like the juice question.  Thinking you'll all say, "Nah, don't worry about it..." when in actual fact you'll all be like, "Yes of COURSE I print and document my pictures - I also scrapbook and give out family portraits during the holidays.  You mean you DON'T do that?  What are you, some type of Philistine?!?!?!"

Awesome.  Bring it on...

xxoo.S

2 comments:

Deb said...

Ok, yes, I print and scrapbook. But I'm like two years behind! I did a scrapbook for Austin's first year, and I plan on doing one for Alex's. I like the idea of having a hard copy book that I can flip through...to me, it's nicer than sitting at the computer and looking at photos.
But I'm as organized as you. All my photos are on the computer by month (more or less) and back-uped on CD the same way! God forbid I lose any!

Freckles said...

I don't print out pictures. I have a small album from Caitlyn's first year or so, but all of our pictures are on multiple computers...

And I feel a bit guilty because I've realized that I haven't taken as many pictures of Liam as I did of his sister. Sigh. The things we moms torture ourselves with...