Let’s take a few moments and talk about photos today. A few years ago I was stressed by how many photos I had. When I wanted to scrapbook a story from a particular time or event, I had too many choices.
I would get stuck thumbing through ten or more similar images trying to find “the best” for my scrapbook page. My photos slowed me down.
Does this sound familiar to you?
When I began researching simple scrapbooking ideas, the concept of deleting more photos was one of the first to demonstrate significant impact. By making decisions early and eliminating excess “photo clutter” from my archive, I could make scrapbooking easier.
Here are a couple of past posts on this:
- And I repeat, please hit delete
- Strategies for better photo organization
- How to spring clean your photo library
Deleting can be scary, but is worth it in the end. I like to keep roughly 1/3 of my original shots, letting the rest go. I tend to choose a combination of technically good images as well as ones that evoke the most emotion to edit and keep.
I’d like to kick off the discussion with this question: Are you a keeper or a deleter? Has your approach changed over time?