Big Photo Projects May 17, 2020 3:43:49 GMT
Post by frizzylee on May 17, 2020 3:43:49 GMT
Since the title of this section is "This n That" it might be appropriate to post my question here.
I have had a big project on my mind for years. In fact, I have put in many, many hours doing preliminary work on it in past years. The corona virus pandemic presented me with a golden opportunity to really try to get it done. After the past month I am beginning to wonder if I am out of my mind. What I want to do is take all my photos from the very beginning until now (and I am 75 years old, for goodness sake), cull through them, scan ones I think I need to consider seriously, and put them in albums. For many years I have done albums for other people. All have been well received and a friend told me I ought to do one for myself. Given the volume of photos (thousands. . . . . and I'm not kidding) it seemed impossible. Being cooped up and with the gift of Time being handed to me, I decided to give it a go.
Well, I clearly need to be in touch with someone who knows something about this sort of project. I have devised a system of not one but five photo books. The topics I chose seem to be easy to work with as everything fits into one or the other category: Travel, People, Events, Places and Pets. Today I did the first two pages of the Travel album. I have traveled all my life and there are thousands of photos, most on slides or in photo albums. I have scanned 'til I am blue in the face but have looked at the whole shebang where those photos are concerned. I am devising a plan to keep the album from getting too big, my biggest goal at this point.
But, despite all the organizing, I am feeling overwhelmed.
If anyone has some advice to pass along, I am open. I need it. Up to now I kept telling myself, "How does one eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time." That has been enough to keep me going, but it's kind of wearing thin. I have questions: should I keep scanning more than I know I will use so that I have material to pick from and more importantly I will be more apt to get just the right photo. After all, I have to pick carefully to do it well. That's just one question. There are more that I don't even know enough to ask yet.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. GREATLY.