Photo taken on family vacation to Death Valley in 2008, with the Canon SD800 from Uncle Eric.
Still working on photos. I finished sorting the 2k+ photos from Brandon and Phoebe's wedding and am currently working to process and resize the selected photos.
I actually went through the selection process twice. The first time I chose photos based on what I thought I should include. Unfortunately that meant I was including some lame shots simply because I didn't get any better ones of certain events or people. But then I realized that the professional photographer would have gotten all the important must-have photos, so I should just focus on the special ones and not worry about covering everything.
Thus I went through the photos again — this time choosing them based on my own tastes and interests. That way at least I will like them, even if no one else does (there are definitely a few that fall into this category). I also included some photos that I may not be as excited about but thought Brandon and Phoebe might like to have. And fine, there are still several not-so-great ones I probably should have cut but didn't. But overall the collection became a lot stronger once I filtered the photos with a different mindset. It was a good learning experience.
So far I've processed/resized about 20% of the roughly 150 photos I chose. I hope to get at least my favorites posted on my blog sometime this week, but no promises.
Once I get the wedding photos done, this is the rest of my to-do list:
*Palm Springs photos (from December)
*Photos for relatives (CNY and 3/7 dinner)
- CKS Memorial with Dawson (2/28)
- Flora Expo with John / 萬華區 with John and Mavis (3/2)
- Hanging out with the newlyweds (2/27 and 3/5)
- Company dinner photos (2/25)
... and then it will probably be time for the March Food Post, which means more photo selection/processing.
Each of those sets are composed of several hundred photos. It's a bit overwhelming. Who knew photography would be so much work?! Sigh. The problem is that I keep taking more pictures before I have time to catch up. I think I need to be anti-social for a bit and just hole up in my room to work on photos. And work on my poor blog too. It's been a little neglected lately. At this point I'm not sure when the photo craziness will pass (if ever) but I do want to write up a more substantial/interesting blog post... sometime this week. (Maybe. Hopefully.)
But yeah, I still can't get over how ridiculously awesome it is that this sort of stuff is my biggest worry at the moment. :D