M is for… Memories

Every now and then, I open this drawer and look at the stack of Photo Albums. I pick up a few and flip through the album pages and let the memories dance live in front of me. I smile indulgently, I wonder at the changes, I look at something a bit lovingly… and mostly I am transported back through time and space to many old memories. And I feel happy and rejuvenated at the experience.
And I see my child doing the same too, asking questions, remembering something, sharing his memory of that moment…

Yesterday’s one such happy moment, made me ponder about the changing times, regarding photographs.

Earlier, we had cameras with film roles which could capture 24 or 36 pictures. rollEach shot was taken with care, everybody was asked to smile and look straight into the camera and a perfect shot was taken. As soon as all the pictures were captured, the same was given for developing at a studio and finally the memories of that occasion were sealed and preserved in the album. These albums would give innumerable reasons to remember and cherish, smile and laugh at the memories, to all in the family and friends, relatives and acquaintances.

And today, we have digital cameras. DSC03612No worry of the expensive film roles and with the memory card in place, you can click a million pictures at one go. Click, click, click, click till the cows come home! And predominantly, the pictures are clicked one after the other without blinking an eye and each an every expression, movement of the subject(s) is captured. The numbers of images captured  are so much so that an animated movie can be made with these pictures. (Animation is created by the illusion of movement, as each drawing differs slightly from the one before it).

And then what happens?

Well, these pictures are either downloaded on to the computer or remain in the memory of the camera… literally captured! Only few in the family or friends get to see them once in a odd while but mostly they remain hidden and mostly forgotten about their very existence. Enough of my friends practice this!!

My Take :

  • Today, we have the option of seeing what we have clicked, unlike the earlier commonly used conventional cameras. So click till you get that perfect shot for a subject/setting, even if the number of pictures reach a few 100.
  • Download the pictures on your computer.
  • Give yourself a few minutes and select the best pictures.
  • Save these in a new folder and copy them on a storage device and get them printed at a Studio/Color Lab or print them on your own printer!

Do that and you will love the experience.

There’s no better way to relive your memories than to create a scrapbook taking you through each phase, each stage, each occasion of your life, with family and friends.

So it is, Cheese… Click… Celebrate!!

Celebrate your Memories. 🙂

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