I love my digital camera. When I look back, not that many years really, when you had to buy a roll of film and when it was finished, take it in to a shop to have it developed before being able to see your photos, and only getting one chance at taking the 'perfect' photo, how strange it all seems now in this digital age.
When I take photos I upload them onto my laptop and periodically, I go through them, discard the ones I don't want to keep and save the rest on to an external hard drive. I choose my favourites to have printed off to store in albums. Yes, I'm quite old fashioned in that way, I love to keep some of my photos in albums and I do get them out and look through them from time to time. I just don't think it's the same flicking through an album on the computer, though I'd never be able to print off every single photo I've kept over the years so it is handy to be able to do this too.
I didn't realise how long it was since I'd sorted out all the photos I've taken, it's actually two years, and I've taken a lot of photos in this time. It's taken me quite a while over the last few weeks but it's a job done and I just got the photos I had printed out back last week so it was time to add them to the albums. Of course, it always turns into a much longer job than I anticipate as I always get side tracked looking at the albums whilst I've got them out.
I've got all kinds of albums, ones from when I was a child where you peel back a layer of cellophane and lay the photos on a kind of sticky backing, to those I've used since my own children were babies where you slide the photos in to a pocket, I much prefer this kind.
I'd hate to be without my photos, I know we all have memories stored in our minds but it's nice to have something tangible to look at which jogs our memories to times gone by. And how I'd now hate to be without my digital camera and have to go back to those rolls of film, I love snapping away to get the photo I want.