[Simple Scrapper Weekly] Curation vs. Organization
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Whew! Life is so full right now. My parents were here visiting us (i.e. Emily, my little froggy) for a long weekend. At work I'm wrapping up teaching with Stacy and putting the finishing touches on the Stash Bash event content, which begins in one week. (Plus, there are several secret projects on deck!)
For my note to you this week, I wanted to briefly talk a little about an aspect of digital photography: curation. Curation is simply the process of selecting and preserving items for a collection.
If you look at my Instagram feed, you'll notice my phone photos have changed a little bit recently. I still share often, but I'm being pickier about the presentation. I am not curating because I want to portray a sense of perfection, but is instead a mechanism for managing photo quantity. I am being more mindful of how I treat my phone photos for two reasons: 1. Curation is an active process that asks me to select the best images and treat them with care. My best phone photos will thus be more scrap-ready - and it will be easier to delete the rest. I'm using the Dropbox app to send my favorites to the cloud. 2. Curation invites me to bring a different lens to my photography, one that really sees the story. This appears in my cropping primarily, but also in my editing. If I'm thinking about fewer photos, how can I give each one more impact? Just some food for thought as you start your week. Have a great one! xoxo Jennifer
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Jennifer Wilson is passionate about finding solutions for simple, meaningful memory keeping. As owner of Simple Scrapper, she shares her practical wisdom with thousands of real world scrapbookers every day. Jennifer lives in Illinois with her husband, two stepsons and a daughter.