I enjoyed this week of photos a lot more than the 2nd week – more inspiration! I’ve gotten really into “self-portraits”, because I always think having something that can live and breathe in your photos makes them look more alive. And these days, I spend a lot of time doing readings in my room or going out on fairly desolate walks, and I’m sick of photographing squirrels! I swear, this is my last squirrel ever. So usually I’m the only living/breathing subject that I feel comfortable photographing. I’m sure this will change as my friends and I hibernate less.
The highlights from the past week are the cornflake-crunch-chocolate-marshmallow cookies (!), all the yoga I’ve been doing, and my dark orange scarf that I’ve been knitting away at furiously – it’s hopefully going to turn into a beautiful circle-scarf or should I say “snood”! Hope you’ve been having an absolutely wonderful week.
I tend to be the main photographer at family gatherings. This is because I have a wonderful camera that takes nice photos, and because I love snapping away and recording these events. I usually end up with some nice shots, and then the problem becomes: how best to share them? My family usually wants to see and download the pictures to be printed or saved, but it’s sometimes tricky to find the best way to accomplish that!
Emailing generally doesn’t work – attaching the photos takes a long time, and you can only send a couple in each email. I used to use primarily Flickr and Facebook, but my family has said that it’s time-consuming and increasingly difficult to download pictures off these websites. When you have grandparents who don’t love technology at the best of times, sending them confusing emails with five sentences of download instructions for Flickr pictures is not the best method! They’re not so good at the right click, options, download thing for each picture. They want one straightforward method to get the whole bunch.
So after Thanksgiving this year, I was determined to find a way to share my pictures that would let my family download them easily to their own computers and then look at them or print them however they’d like. I found a couple great solutions to this problem, which I’ll present in a hierarchy of needs! Enjoy, and happy sharing!