Project 365 ideas and tips…
Organise your photos… Before I started my Project 365, my photograph organisation was rubbish! But since starting this photography project in 2011, I’ve gotten a lot more organised with my photos. It’s a good idea to have some sort of system for your images as it makes finding certain ones a LOT easier, months and even years later. I’m going to explain how I organise mine, and it couldn’t be any easier…
Since I take a photo a day, I break my folders down like this:
Year > Months > Days
Simple right? You know it makes sense!
At the start of each new year I create the master year folder, inside I make 12 folders for each month, and then inside each month 28-31 folders for each day. I number them all so that they are all in chronological order (as show in my image below).
As I put photographs into each day, I add a title to the folder, it could be where we went (e.g., the park), something I cooked or crafted (e.g., quilt), the subject of the photo (e.g., flowers), the people in the photo (e.g., their name/s) – this helps me in my searches later on. When it comes to my daily photo, which goes into the same folders, I name these POTD_#000 (with the correct number) so that I can see which ones I need to upload for my annual photo album. How you name your files and folders, is of course, up to you – find a system of naming them that works for you.
Naming folders is especially handy for me if I’m writing a blog post and need a particular photograph of something. I can just type in the keyword into the search and it will find all the folders that I have with that name. I do have a good memory, and tend to remember when I’ve taken a certain picture, so I can look for a month/year, but even I need reminding sometimes! I wouldn’t be without my system now, I’d be lost without it!
How do you organise your photos?
Here is my photo for day 18 of my niece. She really isn’t one for photographs any more, much to my annoyance – and she knows it too, the cheeky little monkey! But patience is a virtue when it comes to taking photographs of children, and I will [mostly] always get the shot I need for the day!
View all of the photos from Project 365 : 2015