The photos shown in this post were taken in 1905. The ones that are missing were taken 100 years later in 2005. The ones taken in 1905 are in an album and are still available for us to see. The ones taken in 2005 are missing.
How can this be?
It’s very simple. The ones taken in 1905 were taken with film and prints were made of them. The ones taken in 2005 were taken on a digital camera and were never printed. The owner of these prints and missing files is my husband, John. His plan had been to go to England and find the spots where his grandfather had taken the pictures and take pictures in the same spots. One hundred years later!
He found most of the spots in and around Chillington, England. He was even able to match the first picture of his grandfather leaning on a fence with one of himself leaning on the very same fence. How exciting it must have been to have found the same spot that his grandfather had stood 100 years ago. He still has the pictures from 114 years ago, but not the ones from 14 years ago.
It must have been very exciting to plan and execute this trip following his grandfather’s footsteps.
But he only has his memory of the trip as those matching pictures are gone.
It’s a perfect example of what will happen in the future. In 100 years, our descendants won’t have any images to show how we lived. Unless we make prints.
Even if you’re running low on wall space, printing can still play an important role in archiving your images. The physics of how light bounces off a piece of paper and into your eyes is not going to change, but the way a computer reads an image file does change. JPEG, long the standard of compressed images, is beginning to give way to the new HEIF format. Optical disks like DVDs used to be the gold standard of photo backup, but now they’ve all but vanished. External hard drives have gone through several types of physical connection, from USB to FireWire to Thunderbolt — and several generations of each.
Please make prints to preserve your memories for yourself and for future generations!
Enjoy these pictures taken by Alfred Kaye in the year 1905!
This little lady is 19 months old already and she came yesterday for her 4th photography session. It took a while for her to warm up and smile but once she started she was a going concern!
Here is a very lovely little girl!
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My first baby of the new year was born on Christmas Day, so we did a couple of Christmasy set ups for her. Little Miss B made me work for every pose but we managed to get some adorable pictures.
Here is Miss B, born on Dec. 25th!
I’ve been away from the computer for a few days as I’m painting the upstairs of my house. It’s taken me a while to get going on this project, but now that it is underway, I am really enjoying it and love the clean look of new paint. I’ve finished the kitchen and living room. The landing is next, followed by the bathroom. My bedroom only needs touch ups. It’s a great way to spend cold winter days but I need to get back to editing, so here I am!
Last Sunday I met and photographed this family of dogs. The temperature wasn’t too bad and even though it was very windy, we were fine in Bunn’s Creek Park. I always love meeting fellow dog lovers and the owner of these 3 beasts is a fantastic dog mom.
Here are 3 wonderful dogs:
The beginning of a new year is a great time to assess my business, to consider what what to change and what to keep the same.
A lot of things worked well in 2018; most notably my introduction of In Person Sales (in place of online galleries). I was very resistant to doing IPS, because I am not a sales person. I don’t ever want to feel like I am pushing someone to spend money. But it really is true that the images I show clients sell themselves and the moment when clients see their pictures is irreplaceable. It is empowering and is very gratifying to me.
I sold more products in 2018 and will continue to do so. A professionally printed print, wall art or an album is the natural end product of a photography session. A digital image is not. Part of the art of photography is to see images printed and see a concrete sample of the image. I will continue to sell products to my clients, but will include digital images as that is what clients want.
I am introducing a new kind of session in 2019; a mini newborn session. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons, but most notably because many newborn moms are exhausted from lack of sleep and don’t want to be in a hot studio for 3 or 4 hours. A mini newborn session is shorter. It is an hour and a half, baby is wrapped for all poses and the focus is on baby pictures. Family pictures can be done at the 6 month stage when moms are more rested. I will still be doing full newborn sessions with parent and sibling pictures if that’s what your family decides on. But I think this is a great option.
As an introductory offer, and because Jan is a very slow month, I am offering 2 free mini newborn sessions. If you want a full newborn session for $125, I will deduct $80 from your session fee, giving you a full newborn session for only $45.
Pass this on to anyone you know who is expecting in the next couple of months. Be one of the first people to contact me and get this session free!