About publishing our photos
We need to have a conversation. About publishing our photos.
Do you find random pictures of your parents, at the back of a desk, and wished that you knew who they were or what the occasion was?
There’s a simple answer to that one of course – get writing on the backs of the photos.
The challenge nowadays is that so much gets “published”.. Take a photo - share it to Facebook, Instagram ... We run the risk of not having physical copies of our lives. And if you don’t think that’s a problem – try going without social media for a week or so. Or even worse – what would happen if Facebook crashed? I don't know what others in my group like publish or talk about. And that's a problem. Suddenly I'm excluded from my friends’ lives.
Published on the web?
And my point is? Everything on the internet, however it’s done, only exists as bits and bytes. And that means it can get corrupted, stop working, is no longer accessible as the technology moves on ….
You know that old puzzle – if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it – does it make a sound? Well the same can be applied to a picture that’s not published – does it really exist? And if it doesn’t – how will you curate it and remember it?
One of the (many) joys of owning a photo booth company is the joy of an event. Whether it’s a wedding, a child’s birthday party, a corporate Christmas party, they all come down to people out to enjoy themselves. OK, maybe a bit too much sometimes but that goes with the territory.
But imagine if we turned up for an event and didn’t produce the images – everything was digital (there are photo booth companies that do this). Wouldn’t that take something away from the event? Surely the joy of using a photo booth is handling the physical product afterwards?