First off, I have to say thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone here at Crafty Life and Style for asking me to write this post. I fancy myself some great photographer, but really I'm just like the rest of you. The tip I want to share today is what to do after we push that button. We've captured that moment in time and now what?
The first thing to do is get it off that card. Cards fail and if your card fails then you've lost all those pictures. I double store my photos. I have two external hard drives. There are two copies of each photo on each one of my hard drives. I also have a pro flickr.com that I am trying to upload all of my photos to just in case something happens to the hard drives. (You can check them out here.) I've heard of people who use jump drives. Each time they clear their card, they put it on a jump drive and file the drive away. You can put them on CD. The main thing is to have them somewhere else just in case your card fails.
Now you have to share them. What fun is it to take a great picture and then not show it to anyone? I was sharing a lot on Facebook but it took so much time to downsize them and that's one of the reasons I started the flickr account. But that doesn't spruce up my home any. I'm going to share a little secret just between us OK? I have picture frames in my house still with the fake family pictures in them. How lame is that? I know it's really bad especially since I take photographs as a second job. But I'll share what's on my wall, what's ready to be hung and what's going to the printers to get hung.
This one hangs above my husband's computer area. It's his best buddy Gabe. It was a Christmas present a few years ago.
This one is going in my craft/office room when it's done being remodeled. It's currently in a closest. This one is special because it's the first photograph that hung in an art gallery.
This one just got back from the printer. Not sure where or what is going to happen with it but at least it is printed.
I donated this one to the zoo for a fundraiser and it's getting reprinted for my office. I want to line those walls with special photographs.
Now get out there and take some great shots and share them. Decorate your home with them. It's a cheap way to bring some color into a room.