Heartless Tossing

We love our kids. We love pictures of our kids. A lot of us probably have started really applying ourselves to photography after the first time we watched the photographer at Sears callously throw pictures of our precious into the trashcan when we wouldn't buy the $100 package. That said, it's really true that not every picture is worth keeping. Because digital storage doesn't stack up like the shoeboxes of prints in your closet you can kind of forget about them as you download. With the truly huge memory capacities of today's computers you're not likely to reach the 'WARNING-Windows is low on virtual memory' pop-up any time soon. Digital is "free" so you don't have the experience of bringing home a 24 picture roll only to look in the envelope and find nothing worth keeping, all blurs and far away specks that your husband thinks is Uncle Frank, and you think is just the dog. Taking a lot of pictures is both good and bad. Good if you pay attention to what didn't work out and why (and if you want my input, just let me know and I'll do my best to help), and not so good if you just keep clicking away heedlessly. Some pictures are worth fixing, yes. Some aren't. If they aren't, delete them. Otherwise you will one day find you are so overwhelmed with photo files that you won't know what to do with them, who they are, or what you were thinking in the first place. Here's to beautiful memories...