For better or worse, I am always thinking about the end product. When I was little, my mom helped us do all kinds of crafts and I would struggle with what to do with the product. The process was fun but we had absolutely no need for the end result.
I do not like clutter
although I can show you plenty of it in my life? so I usually try only to do something that achieves an end result I need or want. So, what do we do with all the photos we take? What is the end result... what I call "photography output?" I delete as much as I can, but the photos I do keep, I do want to enjoy. Not just keep in the computer netherworld.
For the past couple of years, I have switched from photo books to weekly project life pages. I like the simple photo books (and they are Adam's favorite) because the end result is easy to manage. It's not too big, heavy, or cumbersome- and they stack neatly on a bookshelf.
The cons for me are several: they are a pain to make- It takes a lot of decision-making time at the end of the year and I find going through a year of photos overwhelming. Plus, a lot of the "everyday life" photos are overlooked to make room for the "special event" photos like birthdays and holidays.
Special events are important, but I want more. Everyday life is what I am truly most interested in reflecting.
The Project Life pages certainly capture the everyday life and thoughts, which I LOVE. But I have noticed that one year in a 12x12 binder is big, bulky, and heavy. I may look into having the pages printed at the end of the year into a book like this one from Blurb.com?
Any good photography output ideas???