Do you feel the art of collecting actual photographs in photo albums has become

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  1. Poethepoet profile image71
    Poethepoetposted 11 years ago

    Do you feel the art of collecting actual photographs in photo albums has become a thing of the past?

  2. Robie Benve profile image95
    Robie Benveposted 11 years ago

    I know there are a lot of people scrap-booking out there, and still using albums, but with the technology now available, you can easily create and print photo books, do online scrap-booking, etc. I'm afraid the classic photo album is already on the vintage side.

  3. CarltheCritic1291 profile image68
    CarltheCritic1291posted 11 years ago

    I believe that some people might still collect old film photographs even after the use of film is discontinued from the professional photography world. I hope this answers your question, it really is a good one smile

  4. ChristinS profile image38
    ChristinSposted 11 years ago

    No and in fact I believe it will have a resurgence eventually because people will like the nostalgia of it.  I love putting my hands on actual photographs and album collections.  Digital photos are amazing too - but nothing beats an old photo album smile.  I also like to print my best digitals and put them into collections as well.

  5. daydreamer13 profile image61
    daydreamer13posted 11 years ago

    I see it happening but personally, I'd rather collect pictures this way than on a computer that can become victim of a virus.

  6. NiaLee profile image61
    NiaLeeposted 11 years ago

    I believe that technology has made the collection of some object some kind of obsolete for so many. Though, if you look into it, it becomes a new art because becoming so rare, it makes it even more valuable for anybody who does it and think about its impact on people and history in the future.
    I started an album when my son was born, kept on taking pictures and still have to make scrap book and album for at least 2 000 pictures, I have so few time to do so many but you remind me to make it a priority as a family hobby, it will be fun!

  7. ChristyWrites profile image77
    ChristyWritesposted 11 years ago

    I don't believe this to be the case. As Robie explains there are a lot of scrapbookers,  including myself. We use actual photos and add new dimensions to them such as adding embellishments.

  8. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 11 years ago

    Of course not. There is something to be said for holding a hard copy of something in your hand. The need for collecting actual matter will never go away.

  9. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 11 years ago

    I don't see the point of printing them out unless you're giving them to grandma.  Sometimes it's good for wall art, though!

  10. Ri Masincupp profile image70
    Ri Masincuppposted 11 years ago

    No!  Or at least that is what I'd like to believe.  The best part of a real printed picture is stuffing it away and finding it later.  I don't often go through my online pictures to take a walk down memory lane.  I have personally bought very old photographs from auctions for the art of collecting photographs also.  I think that digital photography is a great step in technology and using the computer to enhance pictures is an awesome benefit in photography itself.  However, after those digital steps are completed, printing them out, labeling them, and putting them on display (an album or wall hanging) is the completion of the art and what the point of the art is in most cases.  Keeping pictures in an online/computer file is only good for later producing additional actual photographs.  So no, I don't feel the art of collecting actual photographs in photo albums has become a thing of the past.

    I highly urge people who do in fact print photographs out, to please write on the back of them; a date, a person's name, what is happening in the picture, where the picture was taken.  Going through photo albums is fun when you were directly involved because it gives nostalgia, but going through another person's, or even a parent's, album and having a summary of what the picture is all about is like getting a glimpse of the past and knowing the secret behind the picture.

  11. BlossomSB profile image85
    BlossomSBposted 11 years ago

    Not really. I have lots on my computer, but it's the albums that my grandchildren like to see when they visit.

  12. mary615 profile image87
    mary615posted 10 years ago

    I'm afraid the photo album is becoming a "thing of the past".  More and more people load their photos on the computer.  I have kept an annual  photo album of my family for more than 40 years!  My family enjoys looking through the photos and remembering their life's events.  We call these photo albums our Family Albums.  They are a history of our family.  This is my 2011 Family Album.

  13. mary615 profile image87
    mary615posted 10 years ago

    I believe it is very important to keep a Family Album in which to record your family's history.  An album is something you can hold in your hands and enjoy for years to come to relive memories of the family. read more

  14. CarlySullens profile image85
    CarlySullensposted 10 years ago

    Of course with technology and sharing pictures via social networking places on the Internet has taken the tactile away from photos.   Now photos can be uploaded instantaneously and shared immediately before you even get home from the party. 

    Gone are the days of waiting 3 to 4 days for your film to develop after you have taken your maximum of 24 photos.

    The digital world has changed how families archive their history.  I do not think it is for the worst.

    Old photo albums and photo graphs run the risk of being discolored and aged by the acid in the paper and ink, by sunlight, and buy the oils on our hands from touching them.

    I am in favor of both.  I like to have a web site where I can safely keep all my families memories if my computer crashes. 

    I also like to pull out the best of the best pictures and make a scrap book either digitally or hand made.

    I am also a realist and I know that the photos that are printed will age as we all do.  Therefor, I appreciate the computer storing the photos and printing them as new when needed.

  15. profile image0
    JohnPLyonsposted 5 years ago

    I hope not and constantly advise people to make hardcopies of photos. All you need is for a computer to go wrong and a backup system not to work...

    I lost 3 years of commercial images that way, and was using the most expensive/professional backup system available at the time.


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