Photography and Organization

 

My goals:
Work on pictures for one hour once a week.
Be more purposeful when I take pictures with my phone
During downtime with my phone then go through and organize my pictures
Get three books printed this year
Get all the pictures off my old phone printed
Getting your pictures organized will make you feel better.  Getting rid of all the clutter will make you feel free!  As a little side note getting our windows cleaned, being able to see out of them with no spots and dirt has been another  thing that has helped keep life in focus.  If you are in the Orem/Provo Area and need a window washing, we have a great one that we have been using.  Cash from Orem/Provo Window cleaners is super great, and we love what they do!  When your life has less dirt and clutter it frees you, and makes you feel better!  I hope this little tutorial on photography goals helps someone out there, if not its helped me putting it down and thinking about the goals that I want for my life!

I am currently trying to scale back my pictures.  I know we have unlimited space now with the electronic age and photography but it really over whelms me when I try to sit down at the computer and decide which pictures I would like to print out and keep in books and around my house.  When there are thousands of pictures it makes for a long process and overwhelming process.

Trying not to get overwhelmed with the task I am making daily goals to scale back and simplify my picture storage.  I think its important to take on one thing at a time.  Don’t look at pictures as a whole but look at phone pictures(alone), get those organized and printed.  Then, move on to computer pictures and then get those organized and printed.
When you are really behind on printing pictures(like me) I try to start with where I am, and not go back to where I left off.  It has helped me get things done instead of thinking I have 4 years and thousands of pictures, then I don’t get anything done because its just too much for me to think about!  If I start with where I am in the year and then work backwards it really helps me get more done without getting frustrated with myself for not keeping up on things.  You always have to remember that doing something is better then doing nothing!  If you can only do a little, then thats a little more then what would have been done without you!  Every step you take will help preserve your families memories and the love and fun you had together.  It is important, and it does take a lot of time but just do your best and one step at a time is all you can do and it is always enough!
One of the most important things I have found to help is set goals, write them down, tell someone about them(to make you accountable), and then check back in on your goals and keep going over the process.  If you find that the goals you have made are too hard, then re evaluate them and make goals that are hard but achievable.  If they are too hard you’ll quit and if they are too easy you are not growing so find somewhere in the middle and work to keep them up.  Maybe even have a timeline where you want things done by a certain time, set smaller goals to help achieve your timeline.
I’ve been thinking a lot about all these family memories that I’ve captured and done nothing with.  I’m setting a goal to get going again, work a little bit a week on the pictures and family memories.  Time is going so quickly and my kids are growing so fast.  I am very lucky to share this time of their lives with them and I want to document and preserve their sweetness.  I just have to get going!
My goals:
Work on pictures for one hour once a week.
Be more purposeful when I take pictures with my phone
During downtime with my phone then go through and organize my pictures
Get three books printed this year
Get all the pictures off my old phone printed
Getting your pictures organized will make you feel better.  Getting rid of all the clutter will make you feel free!  As a little side note getting our windows cleaned, being able to see out of them with no spots and dirt has been another  thing that has helped keeping life in focus.  If you are in the Orem/Provo Area and need a great window washer we have a great one that we have been using.  Cash from Orem/Provo Window cleaners is super great, and we love what they do!  When your life has less dirt and clutter it frees you, and makes you feel better!  I hope this little tutorial on photography goals helps someone out there, if not its helped me putting it down and thinking about the goals that I want for my life!