A thought-provoking conversation on the death of "snapshots"

Bob Sullivan rf.sullivan at gmail.com
Sat Aug 10 12:29:56 EDT 2013


Ann,
Like you, I still have boxes of prints and slides.
Long ago I dumped about 1/3 of the slides for errors.
No need to keep poorly focused or camera shake slides.
I have most print and some albums I've assembled as well.
On the digital side, I'm less ruthless - keeping all but the worst shots.
Storage space is easy to manage.
I have been toying with the idea of creating photo books as well.
Something like the best 30 or 40 of 2008, or Kate's first 18 months.
I too think the tangible picture you can hold is valuable.
Regards,  Bob S.

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Ann Sanfedele <annsan at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> Well I'm with you on only showing what you think are decent images..
> Somewhere I read years ago "show only your best work" but I don't
> adhere strictly to that in our forum.
>
> I do keep virtually (but not in the internet sense) all my slides in
> boxes because there are a lot of shots that inform location,sometimes I took
> shots of a sign specifying an animal species at zoos, milage to,
> etc.. and every BW negative and contact sheet I have are stored in 3 ring
> binders.  Plus lots of snapshots form my youth - many taken by my mother.
>
> still take snaps to share memories with friends.. but yeah, you should
> record some family stuff - and print the ones _other_ people want... even if
> they aren't up to your standard of photography.
>
> that show looks interesting , actually.
>
> ann
>
> On 8/10/2013 10:13, Darren Addy wrote:
>>
>>
>> http://petapixel.com/2013/08/09/photo-collector-robert-e-jackson-on-the-death-of-the-snapshot/
>>
>> I realize that PDML is more about jokes, puns, etc. than serious
>> discussion, but I thought the conversation in the above video contains
>> some thought-provoking stuff. Speaking for myself, since I like to
>> think I know a bit about photography, I only "show" what I think are
>> decent images. I don't show (or even tend to TAKE as much as I should)
>> the mundane snapshot, let alone put them on my Flickr photostream or
>> make prints of them.
>>
>> I just haven't been THAT kind of photographer. I think I need to
>> change my whole approach. I feel bad that my granddaughter, Hazel,
>> isn't going to have a big dresser drawer of "one off" prints like I
>> know resides at my parent's house. And I need to get my act together
>> to better archive digitally ALL of the images that i produce, both the
>> good and the bad.
>>
>
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