I love taking photos. So much so that photography has been one of my longest passionate hobbies for the majority of my life. I learned the “old school,” film and how to develop it in a dark room. Fast forward to this day in age and cameras have gone through such an evolution over the years, and digital photos are the most common way we now capture those fleeting moments.
Soon, gone are the days of taking your roll of film down to the chemist (drug store) and usually are developed within an hour and from there we either place the photos into an album or stick them up onto our wall.
But with digital…sadly a lot of the times they simply just sit either on our hard drives or on our devices colleting digital dust. If you’ve seen my video on youtube ‘I Quit Social Media’ and it’s now been three months!! I no longer had a place to share my photos, well accept on here of course and I did breifly think about go back onto to flickr.
Instead, I created this: a Photo Diary. Here I can create daily, weekly or even monthly reflections of photos I took. Why no make them pretty also and add some pretty digital stickers! However, it doesn’t just stop there, I’ve made this to also be a place that can be used to study photography. The hyperlink tabs make it easy to break down the photos into the genres you’re interested in, such as:
And so forth. There are six tabs, and each section has Graph, Dot, Blank and Lined paper to chose from. The best thing about digital? Is you can duplicate as many more pages you need so this diary can pretty much last forever.
What are the benefits of keeping a photo diary?
1. Photos have a way of allowing us to relive certain memories and there is usually an emotion tired to each photo we take and whether the feelings are welcomed or not, they can come flooding back.
2. Having a photo journal is another great way to have a journal if you’re not into the whole writing pages and pages a day.
4. We don’t always have a pen and paper on hand when out and about so taking a photo either on your phone or camera you can later pop those photos into your photo diary and record your notes.
5. If you’re learning or wanting to get more into photography and start to collect photos that inspire you, over time you begin to develop your own style.
6. Images help when learning/studying something new. For example, taking photos of certain plants or flowers to learn about their properties and benefits and in no time you’ll be able to identify things easily.
7. My favorite is, can create mood boards for those up-and-coming projects!
8. An obvious one, if you enjoy making vision boards, this Photo Diary is a great place to create as many as you want.
9. Use other apps such as Procreate, Photoshop, Affinity Designer, Illustrator, or Cava to create fun cool designs you can import into your Photo Diary.
10. Oh, of course, create fun photo art collages as a good way to get creative.