Colin's Journal: A place for thoughts about politics, software, and daily life.
I usually wait a while, often months, before going through my photos to pick out the good ones. This has a number of disadvantages, particularly when it comes to remembering the names of places, but it does allow me to forget which photos I thought would be good at the time I took them. This is particularly useful as I otherwise have a tendency to not really look at the photos critically, but rather to skim through them looking for the one that I thought would work.
I’ve started working through 2008′s collection now, and having made it to September I’ve rediscovered a number of nice shots. The one attached to this post to my eye works really well, but at the time I was discounting it (and a few others like it) as not being ideal because I could not find a way to get the cat to look at the camera. Now that I can see the results I’m glad that the picture has turned out this way. It feels a much more natural shot than it would otherwise be.
There are still another 760 or so photos to go through before I’ve cleared the backlog. I really do need to catch up as I’ve already skipped ahead a number of occasions, making it easy to forget which photos I’ve been through and which still need sorting. I could start marking them to keep track I suppose, but then I’d have greater excuse to postpone going through them properly.
About a year ago my small camera bag developed a broken zip, which has resulted in me having to use my backpack for carrying the camera around. This made carrying the camera a serious commitment, which resulted in fewer photos being taken. For my birthday I’ve been given a new small camera bag, so I now need to get back into the habit of carrying my camera with me again.
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