If I had a butt like that, I would never NOT wear those jeans. Sigh. Did I mention I used to fit into his pants?
Spent some time this weekend editing photos from the past three months for my periodic Shutterfly upload. I use iPhoto to view and chronologically organize my photos as they come out the camera. But I keep a separate folder on my hard drive for all the photos I work on, and subsequently print or upload to print. It’s certainly not as sexy as the photo above, but, it looks like this:
I usually get three months at a time, and then edit the photos, and upload. I’d like to get into the habit of doing it monthly, but i’d also like to be posting this blog post from a new shiny friggin’ iPhone with ZERO trace of stomach overhang. My point: don’t get too lofty in your plans.
(A little production note: I basically tweak every snapshot I take, even it it’s just a slight contrast adjustment. I’m a big fan of the actions. I use Kubota Image Tools, and Totally Rad Actions, and a cool free set from The Pioneer Woman.)
Once I upload, I move those folders into the "To Archive and Burn" folder, where I, you guessed it, archive and burn CDs. Then I move the folders into "Archived Images", which I also periodically back up. I also back up my iPhoto original photos as well, just in case of a catastrophic meltdown. I also back up my car when exiting parking spaces, for example, at Target. But now I’m just getting stupid.
The bottom line? I back up regularly. Because I would hate to lose shots like this:
Or yummy ones like this:
Or buddy shots, like this:
(That’s one of my favorite neighbors, Jay. Remind me to post about the time he and I tried to record a song for National Scrapbooking Day.)
Here’s to developing your own, super rad, perfectly fail-proof photo work flow.