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I'm drowning in photos!

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1. Posted by nicnst (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

I'm well into the post-travelling blues and I'm trying to hold onto my memories and stories from my RTW trip to keep me sane.

But, how have other travellers handled displaying their photos? I've too many for a normal photo album and I'd also like to include other holiday memoriabilia. This will hopefully enable me to reminisce in my old age!

Any suggestions? I don't mind if it keeps me busy for years to come!

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Hi,

I am in a similar position, but have decided to pick out the very best of my (850) photos, and put those in a photo album/ scrap book type thing, along with tickets, leaflets, and all those other bits and pieces you collect along the way, and maybe a few diary entries etc.

As a screensaver on my computer I have a slidehow of photos.

Maybe for things that won't go in a book, you could look for some kind of really nice "treasure chest" type box to put them all in?

I have been back nearly 5 months and still not got round to it though!

3. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

I bet none of you are in such big problem as I am! I have over 7000 pictures from my recent South America trip, and I admit it's kind of overwhelming. However, the screensaver idea is working pretty well for me too (yes I've only got digital ones), I've done slide shows for each country with about a 100 pictures in each (still a lot of photos I know, but at least my parents have the patience to watch them all...). I am also going to pick out my absolute favourites and print them for a travel scrap book (or two). It's a hard job but not impossible, and after going through the pics a couple of times you sort of know which ones you like the best.
Good luck and let me know how it's going!!!
:)
//Susanna

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Quoting snatterand

I bet none of you are in such big problem as I am! I have over 7000 pictures

Sorry, such a challenge just needs a response. 15,000 and counting here (13,000 from one distinct two year backpacking trip, the rest taken on shorter trips and events since), and I very much doubt I have the largest collection with that.

To answer the original question: I have the best ~2,000 on my website (with another ~1,000 still to come after editing). I look through these quite regularly. Of those ~3,000, I intend to select the best ~1,000 or so and have them professionally printed (after suitable editing). That should keep me busy for the next year or two. :)

I have no idea yet how I'll display these pictures once printed. I guess I'll have to find a house with a lot of walls (or maybe fractal ones). ;)

5. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member 122 posts) 10y

I have just printed about 550 pictures from my previous year long trip. I have loads more on the computer too. For now, I think I'm going to simply put them in an album (or two) and keep a DVD (with backups) archive of them all. Once I get back from my next trip, and move into a new place, my plan is to just put them all up on a wall (probably in my room). I think it would be a good way to display them because you'll actually see them this way (and would make for an interesting wall), as opposed to them just sitting in an album that you might decide to open every once in a while. However, I'm still looking for a good way to put them up on a wall, other than just blu-tack or something similar.

6. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 10y

haha, well ive only got about 350 photos to deal with at the mo' but im doing the same 'cling-desperately-to-travel-memories' thing as nicnst.

I've got that treasure chest full of random tickets/souvenirs etc and a collection of journals i dragged around. promising myself i'm gonna put it all together in one huge anthology - the photos with the journal entries and the souvenir bits so it tells the whole big story.... pathetic really.....

scuse me while i go reminisce over my photos

7. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting moutallica

However, I'm still looking for a good way to put them up on a wall, other than just blu-tack or something similar.

I have an idea here!

Go to a charity shop/car boot sale, you can often pick up some horrible old framed pictures really cheap. Look for a frame enough to display a few pictures.

Dismantle frame and chuck the cheap print out (first make sure its not a long-lost original Lowry)

Replace picture with a bit of coloured paper with groups of your pictures mounted nicely on.

Hang on wall, stand back and admire....

By doing this, you could organise it so groups your photos are kept together nicely by place or whatever.

8. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member 122 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

I have an idea here!

Go to a charity shop/car boot sale, you can often pick up some horrible old framed pictures really cheap. Look for a frame enough to display a few pictures.

Dismantle frame and chuck the cheap print out (first make sure its not a long-lost original Lowry)

Replace picture with a bit of coloured paper with groups of your pictures mounted nicely on.

Hang on wall, stand back and admire....

By doing this, you could organise it so groups your photos are kept together nicely by place or whatever.

I like that idea , and I'll definitely think about that when I finally get around to it. Thanks

Might also be good to organize them by dominant colour of the pictures. So as to have one frame filled with, let's say, mostly green pictures, and another with blues.

9. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

The wall idea is good too. But I want an album as well! And it's gonna be expencive...

//Susanna