How do you finish of a year of columns? There are so many things I would like to share about social media or even about how important it is to switch your devices off this summer and spend time with your nearest and dearest.
Which made me think about how we have so many of our memories stored on devices. Our photos, videos and even a lot of conversations.
These precious things are becoming lost. I remember the days where I would take photos on my film camera and have to wait days to see the photos. Everything now is fast paced and as a result we have lost patience and expect things to be instantaneous. I know I am the worst at this. I can now take a photo with my SLR camera and Wifi it to my phone to email it, or chuck onto Social Media. Instant.
One thing I am terrible at though is getting those photos in hard copy. If I lost my phone or the drive for my computer went corrupt I could potentially lose years of precious memories. While I should have learnt this lesson (more times than I like to admit), I still forget to back up.
Which brings me to the holiday season and the point of this column. Take plenty of photos and videos this summer, but find a way to keep them forever. Capture the end of 2015 and then print the photos. Make a collage or put them in a photo album, have your favourite photos printed into canvas, capture moments on video and make a 2015 holiday video.
Its funny that as I say this, it reminds me of my Grandad telling me that I should walk more. I remember telling him that I don’t have to walk because we have cars now. You know how they start a conversation – “back in my day …” I feel like I’m saying the same thing! Have I become that old person reminiscing over the old ways?
We have had a massive shift in technology in this generation and while some things are for the better, I still feel there is a place for finding a way to keep our precious photos and videos, in the “old fashioned” way.
So, make sure you capture images of your loved ones. Ask them to share their favourite memories, snap happy moments and make a video you can enjoy for years to come. Take photos, capture moments and make a 2015 album. I know I will be.
Have a safe and happy summer and see you in 2016.