I got my first digital camera in 2003. My husband was working on a special project in California, so my son, daughter, and I met him at the San Francisco airport, and we flew together to Maui for Thanksgiving vacation. He presented me with the camera at the airport and I was so excited. That gift eliminated all of the complications of the cameras-with-film world! (1) I could now view what a picture looked like and decide if I wanted to take another. (2) I didn't have to buy film. (3) I didn't have to get the whole roll of film developed, and therefore pay for photos I really didn't like. AND...
The two images of me at the slopes are pre-digital. The one at the right is with my ski instructor I had for my week at Sugarbush in Vermont. They were both in a box with random photos of me, pre-marriage! After I had two kids, I started arranging photos into albums, and then when I moved to Florida, I joined the scrapbooking craze. For those of you who scrapbook, you know I'll never be finished! My daughter and son embraced the Facebook craze after transitioning from Myspace, and in 2010, after returning from a trip to France, and wanting to share my pictures with friends, I joined Facebook as well. I love the ability to share photos and memories with friends, old and new. I have connected with long-lost friends from pre-college days. Thank you Facebook!
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I am amazed that I can take high-quality images with my cell phone. (I remember when my family only had one phone, in the kitchen, and it was attached to the wall by a long cord. I was extremely excited when they started making extra long cords so you could actually walk into another room with the phone!) Plus, with the Cloud, you can take an image with your phone, and retrieve it on your tablet or computer. Collecting memories just got 1000 times easier!
I collected pennants during my school days, then pins, and now shot glasses (though I prefer wine)!Besides photos, what do you collect to remember places you've visited?