Analog (physical) photo albums

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Feb 28, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Does anyone else here on RJ still organize and use physical photo albums for picture storage and presentation? Did anyone used to do it and then drop off (and, if so, why did you stop?)?

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    I've been working with physical photo albums the past year in order to provide my grandmother with something she can enjoy and look through at her leisure (she's 92 and I suspect she's not enough of a computer fan to appreciate and use Facebook and its digital photo albums). The pictures for her album are largely reprints and touched-up versions of old pictures either my parents or I have scanned (such as from her family up in North Dakota back in 1920s).

    In working with photo albums for her, I've started reappreciating photo albums and have started my own project of going through my digital picture library (beginning back in 2001) and printing out select pictures and putting them in my own albums (Michael's has some really cute ones!). Prior to going to New Mexico to spend time with her and my relatives here, I made a thorough back-up of all digital photos I could find on my computers.
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    Feb 28, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    My bf and I are photo album junkies. We keep all of our pictures backed up on a removable hard drive, but all of our actual pictures get printed as well.

    Everytime we go on a trip we usually fill a 500 picture photo album.

    Its nice to have our travels at our fingertips to show guests and what not. Truly beats sitting around a computer screen watching a slideshow.
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    Feb 28, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    That's a nice thing to do for your grandma. I send my partners' Mom emails with pics but also mail her printed pics. I still will print out photos from big vacations for my own use.
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    Feb 28, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidNot everyone is into looking at photos.. But, I for one, love to look at photo albums. My mom has been scrap booking all our family shots for the last year and uncovered some baby shots of myself that I had never ever seen before.
    I enjoy looking back at the past and how those pics eventually bring us into the present.



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    Feb 28, 2010 8:13 AM GMT
    I'm a bit in the middle with photo albums - I love putting a great deal of effort into creating photo books, so I guess it's like the midway point between an online album and a photo album. I really like the professional look of photo books. Expensive though.
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    Feb 28, 2010 10:36 AM GMT
    I'm too lazy to make photo albums that aren't digital. My mom always makes scrap books with photos taken from family events/trips though hehe.
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    Feb 28, 2010 12:46 PM GMT
    Kodak makes a great photo album. You simply import your photo's add captions, place as many or as few on a page etc. The paper quality is great and winds up looking more like a published book.

    The great thing about them is unlike traditional photo albums where the picture sometimes become yellowed with age the printed photo albums don't. Too you can select from a variety of hard covers and much less expensive than printing pictures and purchasing your own album.

    You should give it try.
  • masculumpedes

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    Feb 28, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    I am a photo person also. I back up my photos on cd's, but prefer to still keep photo albums with the original photos. To me, there is something special about being able to actually hold a photo from years past, instead of just looking at it on a computer screen, especially the old black and white photos as in this previous post of mine: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/742673/ icon_wink.gif