I got a dSLR camera last spring. Now my hard drive is filling up
When you get your first digital SLR camera, two things happen:
- You end up taking more photos, because the camera is so much faster.
- Each individual photos is generally also larger, because a typical dSLR will be higher rez (more megapixels) than a plain compact digital camera.
I've been busy lately, which has cut back on the amount of time I have to delete the "b-class" photos or to just burn extra photos onto DVDs, 'just in case' I decide I want to keep more of them.
If I shoot my entire memory card full, that's another 2 GB tossed into the hard drive. At this rate, I'm going to run out of room before the end of 2008, assuming I don't increase the frequency of my photo sprees.
The nice thing, at least, is that I've been given my own personal photo storage folder on the network at work for the pictures I take that are work-related.
I should really do some quick math to compare the number of photos I take just 'for myself' versus the amount I take for the office to see where all my energy is going. I'm going to bet it's an 80-20 split. I'll have to revisit this guesstimate later.
Making my photo-deletion job a somewhat unfortunate bit easier is the fact that I've neglected to keep my lens pristine. There's a few specks on it that wrecked a few shots, particularly a series of sunset photos which'll need some love from Photoshop or a similar program. At least the fact that I'll have to do some touch-up work to those photos to make them usable makes it easier for me to hit the delete button when I have several similar shots.