In the age of the smart phone, we have a camera in our hand almost all the time.
It's not like back in "the old days" when you had to put the film in the camera, take the pictures, then take the film to be developed and wait a week. Then open the envelope and find out half of them were __________________ (fill in the blank as to what was wrong with them, right?)
I've got a really nice Nikon DSLR camera that I have honestly forgotten how to use. I don't take my own real estate photos for listings, and it's bulky to lug the case around, or have that "huge thing" hanging around your neck when you can have your phone in your pocket. Side note, in doing videos for my You Tube channel, I'm going to break it out, or the actual video camera so I can have footage from two angles to edit together but that's another story!
But, have you noticed how you can be come a photo collector. Just look at the screen capture from my iPhone.
15,594 photos. 15, 594 photos. Seriously.....how do you even BEGIN to organize that?
You can see I have made some attempt on my phone to save things to albums, but they still appear in that massive 15k number. Yikes.
I've scrolled my phone and have found (and still do) photos and videos that I forgot I even took.
But, let's hope over to my Dropbox account for a moment:
Real Photos (meaning all related to Real Estate): 21,063
All Pictures (From Travel or all other things): 26,333
Camera Download (this is a file with the 15K+ photos from my iphone that sync constantly. (so if I were to lose my phone, I have ALL those photos in another location.
Now in the Real Photos, they are all filed but neighborhoods, condo buildings, locations, etc. But even still, there's alot there. Case on point. I have photos of one condo building of all three lobby renovations they have done since the building opened in 2006. Yeah, I'm THAT kind of photo collector. Same goes for the ALL Pictures file. There is a sub file that is just Travel, and those are further broken down by the trip. So, there is SOME organization.....
But there is this smart phone problem.
I need a week, a few bottle of good wine, a grill, some steaks and burgers, kick butt Internet access, and a cabin like this. I wonder if I could get them all off my phone and filed where they actually COULD be found, or better yet, USED for the original intent they were taken for. (think blogging and videos, website pages)
Photos......they are going to be the death of me!