It’s a good way to remember. Looking back through photos, journals and such has been enjoyable the last few days. I waffle on how much editing I should do. Is it better to keep everything? Is it better to cast people or events in the best light? Is it better to always be engaged in my surroundings?
I used to take a whole lot more photos. Part of that was learning - it took like 5 shots to get the 1 good one. Well, probably more like 50 shots to get the one. I’ve gotten better and take fewer but I do t know if I’m keeping fewer.
I think I’m just way more ruthless with editing than I used to be. I’m more likely to dump an entire set from an event if the photos don’t meet some unspoken bar.
As for engaging, yeah.. I know I used to use the camera as a barrier between me and the world. I’m not so good at small talk, especially if I’m intimidated by a pretty girl or impressive guy. If I’m taking pictures, I can disassociate.
Gives me something to takes the edge if, actually.
Idle hands, anxious mind.
I kind if wonder if I should start carry my camera around more, see if it changes how and if I interact with the world.
I dunno, do you think there’s any truth to having something to do relaxes an anxious mind? I feel like I used to be better socially than I currently am.