Monday, September 29, 2008

Picture picture on the wall who's the fairest of them all ....... or not.

In this digital age , technology has made picture taking easier, less expensive and a higher quality. being able to make sure you have a great pic beore the picture taking moment is over is priceless.

as a mom to three kids , with a digital camera from the start. I have thousands of pictures. probably a tenth of them are what i would call quality shots. ( i really need to go through them) Oddly enough for a mom of three , with thousands of pictures in her possession, i have one or two actual pictures around the house.

has the technology of digital cameras given us the ability and ease of taking thousands of pictures that we rarely see?

Dh has our computers set up to have a screensaver that shows pictures from our photos documents. it is like have a 15 inch digital picture frame in our living room. every now and then a picture will flash by that i have not seen in years that makes my heart melt.

But getting back on topic.... do you have less actual framed pictures than years ago. Do you distribute less pictures of your kids to family and friends. or has the method of delivery of the pictures just changed. instead of mailing off a school pic to aunt jan you email her one. And is that somehow less exciting as it sits on her computer rather than under a strawberry magnet on her fridge?

I started thinking about this when my kids had their school pics done the other day and i had to sit down and pick out a package. while trying to figure that out how many I wanted to get to pass to aunts and uncles and so on. I realized I do not have any pics of my 5 nieces and nephews. now i can see them all on facebook. But seriously, has it really come to that? do i have to log on to the Internet in order to see pictures of my family.?

So . i have decided that everyone will be mailed a picture. and i will be hinting at getting an actual physical one back. seriously let's not be forgetful-lazy- about this anymore. lets get back to sharing photos.


Jen said...

I completely agree. It's like there is no such thing as a photograph anymore. I still get Ben's photo's done at walmart at christmas time. (note to self, set up appointment before the prices go up) and pass them out. But most of my photos are in files on my computer. I do plan to order prints of all the good ones and make an "Old Fashioned" photo album, but I'll keep a digital backup just in case.

Kim said...

Yes, we're in the same boat as well. C has had his school pics done for the past 3 years and we send them out to family & friends. We've very rarely gotten any of our nieces & nephews. I am guilty of not having any recent printed pics of Q. I should take him to Walmart soon.

Momtosweeties said...

I have to agree. And the longer you leave it the less likely you are to get them developed because there are just SO many.
I scrapbook so I tend to get ones printed as I need. I also just got a new printer (HP photosmart) that prints really good photos.... even so I don't have nearly as many pics of the youngest ones as I do the older one!

Gill - That British Woman said...

well written, I too agree.....and thanks for reminding me to "de-clutter" my digital photos....


headly said...


i will certainly be doing more picture giving this year!

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