(Closed) Question: Keeping Photos

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Great question! I’m just like you – they’re all stored on my computer! I wish I had the time and energy to get them all printed, but I just don’t!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Every few months my mom will hook their digital camera up to the computer and upload all her pictures to Kodak Gallery and pick which ones she wants to print. I really should follow her lead and do the same. I’ve lost waaaay too many pictures over the years because I would never commit to getting them printed.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My FH keeps a backup 2 external hard drives, one of which he keeps outside of our house, so if something happens to our home we still have it (I think we should get a safety deposit box, but for now it is at his parents)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you don’t want to print them you can always back them up onto an external hard drive. Not only will it prevent you from losing the pictures if something happens to your computer, it will also free up space! 

Now if I could only follow my own advice… lol

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I have 2 backup drives, one is fire and waterproof.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I might take a lot of pics, but I just print the ones that I really like. I have an account set up at walgreens.com and you can download the ones that you want them to print, order them then pick them up at the designated time. It’s really convenient, and I don’t have to buy special printer paper 🙂

I think it’s really important to have some prints of your pics just in case!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I’ve never done it but a lot of my BF’s family orders photobooks.  It’s great because you can design backgrounds and add captions, and best of all (to me anyway) is you can’t lose the pictures/they can’t fall out like in an album.  They also take up a lot less room than big photo albums.  When I finally stop procrastinating I will be compiling all my halloween photos together to make a book.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

If you’re printing them, make sure the ink and paper are both archival! (Or else it’s pointless. :p)

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

This is one of the reasons why I still shoot with film for all of my works. You just have to send them to a lab and done.

I would suggest that you backup all your files using a DVD Media (Gold) or upload them into an online photo site. Flickr is nice, free and of course, its offsite.. no worries when you lost a disc or damaged a computer hard drive..

-Ian

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

You can also get an unlimited upload/space on Flickr for 24 bucks a year. Keep all of the originals, etc. (And just have them hidden if you want). Love love love flickr.

Sadly I only shoot with b&w (silver-based) film, and only have the equpitment (and patience) to do b&w. Plus I’ve gotten spoiled by the instant gratification of digital!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Actually, the Discs your images come on are NOT archivable.  Hard drives WILL eventually fail one day.  You do need to make sure you continuously back up all your data and important files, especially your wedding photos!

Ps. Target is going to have a Western Digital 1T external HD for like $50 or $60.  That’s a LOT of storage to the average person.  Best buy will have a 1TB firewire Ext. HD for I think $140?  This is all black friday of course.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

On NewEgg you can get a 1TB LaCie for 99.95. It’s sexy too, and what they sell at the apple store!

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