No shoots lately. And as I cleared space on my desktop's hard drive by backing up to my external HDDs, I suddenly questioned myself, "why am I backing up these photos?" What for?
I've been backing up all my photos since I got serious with photography... or since I took Jo Avila's basic photography workshop. He explained the benefits of shooting RAW, and I believed it. I thought storing your old photos then going back to them at a much, much later time was pretty cool. So since February 2008, I began backing up my RAW photos and processed TIFF files. They're all impeccably organized in my external hard drives, I'm so proud of them. Hahaha. The only downside with what I do is that it takes up so much space. I have two backup copies of my photos, so I employ 4 external drives, a 2-terrabyte drive, a 1.5TB drive, another that's 1TB, and another, my oldest drive which has a 500-gigabyte capacity. I've just been loading up with the drives, each time a bigger upgrade over the previous one.
Finally, yesterday, I decided to go back and process old photos. I haven't processed or shared these before. It was like traveling back in time, nitpicking my photos, and trying to salvage them from the depths of my backup drives.
And that's about it from 2008. I wish I could show more, but I've already shared a ton of photos from 2008 on my old Multiply site. (Check the Old Blog page of this site.) Next time, when I get bored again, I'll venture back to my 2009 discarded photos and try to find something worth sharing.
Thanks for looking, and let's keep on shooting. =)