I was listening to a podcast today and it got me thinking.
Thankfully I have backups. BUT what if those all fail. What photos would I be absolutely heartbroken to lose?
This is why I am learning to print my images. The important ones.
Get them framed, up on the wall, on bookshelves or tables, get the album made. It’s all so so important. Would your children miss having those photos when they’re older? If the answer is yes, get them in physical form. (and I strongly suggest having backups… The cloud, USB drives, external hard drives, online gallery subscriptions, etc)
Photography is way more important than some people realize. It’s more than getting a new profile picture or things to post on social media. It’s about having those physical reminders. Those moments were captured. It’s something to pass down to your children that says, yes I was there.
Every time I went to my grandparent’s house, I would head straight for the basement. Bring up as many dusty, old albums as my hands could carry and go through them with my grandparents. They would point out relatives and tell me stories about the images I was seeing. I could feel that memory come back to them with each photo. They would be reminded of a vacation or a car or an old pet. Sitting around the table going through these albums is much more special to me than scrolling through a thousand photos on the computer screen.
So let me end with this – Do you have your photos backed up? Do you have them printed? If the answer is no to both… What’s holding you back?
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