What do you do when you're near the end?

What do you do when you're near the end?

34 posts
18 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
I have thought about this before but never seriously until now. When you think you maybe near the end of the photographic chapter in your life, and thinking of leaving the whole thing behind, what to do with all the images you have stored from all your shoots? It seems a shame to just throw the whole lot in the bin. Years of shoots, all for nothing. It would be nice if someone wanted them. I can't take any of it to my grave, it has to go somewhere. I feel I'm at a turning point. I feel like I'm at the end. Cameras can be just sold, but archives of unedited images?

Does anyone ever have anything planned for all your passed work? Are you giving it to someone or is it all being destroyed? This is something I can't put of much longer.
Posted 18 Sep 2016
matt
Photographer
matt
If I were you I would back the images up on to a hard drive. You may change your mind at a later date and regret getting rid of all theimages

Posted 18 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
matt

If I were you I would back the images up on to a hard drive. You may change your mind at a later date and regret getting rid of all theimages


Yes great idea thanks. Put it all on a hard drive, destroy the cd archives. I will do this.
Posted 18 Sep 2016
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Why destroy the CD archives? They're probably more hardy than hard discs (or at the very least if the odd disc fails at least most of it will still be readable, when a hard disk goes the whole lot's as good as gone). Surely they won't take up much space in those plastic cake-boxes that CDs come in?



Posted 18 Sep 2016
Dirkus
Photographer
Dirkus
Greetings Donate them to a photographic museum or photo library, maybe pass on to a family member or photographer friend that may be able to make use of, or sell them, its a life times work, dam shame to destroy them, I would like the results of my work to be still appreciated long time after I've gone!!!!!! Have fun
Posted 18 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
RedChecker

Why destroy the CD archives? They're probably more hardy than hard discs (or at the very least if the odd disc fails at least most of it will still be readable, when a hard disk goes the whole lot's as good as gone). Surely they won't take up much space in those plastic cake-boxes that CDs come in?


Ah but that's the thing, they do take up room. I have boxes taking up too much room on shelf space. Brings me back to the subject of what to do with them. I can't take them to my grave. At the end of the day, I actually get depressed knowing they're there, well mixed feelings really. Photography never got me to where I wanted to be, it's been a waste of time looking back at it all.
Posted 19 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Dirkus

Greetings Donate them to a photographic museum or photo library, maybe pass on to a family member or photographer friend that may be able to make use of, or sell them, its a life times work, dam shame to destroy them, I would like the results of my work to be still appreciated long time after I've gone!!!!!! Have fun


No museum would want them, nor library. What sort of museum would have even my most favourite models, up on their walls, showing their bits off? Members of my family would throw them straight in the bin. They're all religious, and think everything around is obcene. Maybe the archives should be buried with me. That is quite a nice thought actually.

Posted 19 Sep 2016
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Donate the discs to some religious charity as a time-capsule to be opened in (say) 10-20 years time (while the stuff might still be readable). The horror that may ensue !!
Posted 19 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
In 20 years time, we will probably have holographic tv, still images will be like the old faded black and white photos of our great grand parents in equivalence. Either that or this planet may be destroyed by then in a holy 3rd world war.
Posted 19 Sep 2016
gwentman
Photographer
gwentman
CCP

In 20 years time, we will probably have holographic tv, still images will be like the old faded black and white photos of our great grand parents in equivalence. Either that or this planet may be destroyed by then in a holy 3rd world war.


One out of three aint bad although we're only in the early stages.

Mike.




Posted 19 Sep 2016
Edited by gwentman 19 Sep 2016
Two_stops
Photographer
Two_stops
Bequeath it to the Saudi Royal family to remind them of how decadent we were before we all had to cover up...laugh
Posted 19 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
Two_stops

Bequeath it to the Saudi Royal family to remind them of how decadent we were before we all had to cover up...laugh


What after they've stoned me to death? 
Posted 20 Sep 2016
CCP
Photographer
CCP
gwentman

One out of three aint bad although we're only in the early stages.

Mike.






Depends if Clinton gets elected. She is eager to start shooting down Russian jets over Syria in this proxy war. It might not be a proxy war for much longer.  A bit off topic I know, but when that starts happening us and our cd image archives will all be cremated together. 

Posted 20 Sep 2016
Edited by CCP 20 Sep 2016
eosfan
Photographer
eosfan
All my prints and images on hard drives will stay with me until I go, but then I know for a fact that my son will simply format all my drives and use them for something else.
Prints will probably go in the recycling bin.

The realities of life!

Posted 20 Sep 2016
diipii
Photographer
diipii
Bin the lot. You will feel fresh and ready to start with something else.

Posted 21 Sep 2016
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