I’m about to delve into a topic that is currently all the rage on T.V. but with a spin. It’s hoarding, and since television has a habit of displaying the definition I think I’ll skip it. However, I think I’m a hoarder. A digital photographic hoarder. To be clear here, definitly not a pet hoarder, or a trash hoarder, certainly not a food hoarder, just a photo hoarder. Oh lord.
Maybe I should start with what I have identified as the root of my problem. I can’t commit to deletion. I don’t like to delete anything. What if I can use it later on for some weird project, what if I look at it in two years and decide that one was really better than this one, what if, what if, what if. I finally overcame this somewhat by convincing myself to delete anything not identifiable, blurry, extremely over or under exposed, and duplicated. I was kind of proud of myself there for a while. Then I realized I still have two external hard drives full of photos that are not useful because I can’t find the good ones.
I need a system for deletion, I need rules, I need help! what do y’all do with all those photos you take? How do you organize them for later use, how do you decide what to delete… tell me, please.