I need to sort my images from the summer holiday, I think to myself, and see which ones I want to keep and whether there are any I want to share online.
But it’s such a hassle, another part of me complains. I need to get out the memory card reader and the external hard drive, and then move the ones I want to share over to Google drive, since I don’t have any of the photo sharing apps on my computer.
Isn’t it funny? Instead of having to finish and develop a physical film, making prints, and, nowadays, getting scanned either the negatives or the prints, my photos are instantly available in my camera. Still I find it a hassle. Switching from my little Olympus to a Leica, the only thing I miss is the option to share directly from the camera to my phone, spoiled that I am.
So what to do? All I can think of is to set aside more time for it, and to think of it as part of the process rather than a chore. Put on some music, really look at each image on the computer before deciding to keep it or not, thinking about focus, composition and feeling again the feelings that were present in the moment of photographing.
Does this make sense to you? Do you too struggle with your workflow, or isn’t it an issue for you? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
All the best from Jenny G.