I know in the photography world, there's kind of a grassroots battle to keep film alive. Meaning an abandonment of digital photography and a full embrace of the true origin of this great craft. And certainly, the argument for using film has its wonderful merits.
However. I cannot afford to shoot in film in this juncture of my life. With the amount of shutterbugging (I shy away from the term 'photographer' wholly and fully as I truly believe it is overused by people who own a nice camera and thus, start calling themselves that) I do, I simply cannot imagine spending money to print each and every shot taken. The main problem with film and my picture-taking habits is that I just simply take way too many shots of a lot of mundane details. And I love how cheap, easy and free it is to just instantly delete the ones I don't like!
|My first framing party at the new place.|
Speaking of, printing a bunch of pictures and keeping picture frames updated in my house and my craft present in my life is always an ongoing goal of mine. Ideally, I'd like to print pictures about every 4 months but (like most things) that tends to get off track. And everytime I do take time to exhaustively print pictures, I realize the following:
- I take soooooooooo many photos...
- Printing photos is expensive and incredibly time-consuming.
However, it feels good to get a few things on the wall in the new place. I love the memories that only your own images can provide:
|^Always my fave wall in the house. Remember Reggie the Horse?? I still love him.|
|^The 'C' was mine as a single lady but now that I live with my non-C named fiance, the 'C' is obviously for my dog!|
|^Door leading to the back patio. Framed a few pics above which I just love.|
|^Left to Right: a) The Boy and our Pup b) A picture I took in Siena, Italy (where my brother studied abroad) c) Chandler at happy hour d) The Boy and his Mom at our wedding venue! e) The Boy in Dubai on a business trip|
Doesn't look like much but it basically took FOR-EV-VER to do.
And so for that small feat: I am proud!