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Forum topic by lostsheep posted 12-04-2011 04:24 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2011 04:24 PM

I was just wondering,
Does anyone else have ‘picture-block’? The inability to document their projects?
I seem to start a project, get so involved with it that I forget to take photos of the progress. How in the world do you guys remember to snap a photo here and there?
I get started, take a ‘beginning’ pic, then that’s it. I get done, the project is completed, and no progressive photos because I got too involved to take the blasted camera out and snap a few shots.

Hmmm…. maybe I should try using a timer…..

Or a ‘private secretary’, the wife won’t allow THAT…..

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 06:12 PM

Yep, me too.
But then, my projects are really not all that interesting or novel, anyway. Plus, any pictures would show my messy shop, of which I am supremely (and perpetually) ashamed.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 06:31 PM

I take quite a few pictures because most of my customers like seeing their project “grow” from a pile of lumber into something they’re paying for (sometimes rather handsomely – lol).

My big downfall is that I seldom get pictures of the piece in actual use. I usually snap a few pictures right after I install, but unless I go back for some reason, that’s the last time I see it.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 07:27 PM


I always take several pics when a project in in progress…I either take my camera or IPhone. I remember to take pics in stages from start to finish…I’ve just always done it that way… just the “remembering game”, but I also take pics to show the customer, if they ask. I keep a portfolio of all my projects that I build, and if someone wants to see it, or needs an idea….I’ve got it…If you ever view my projects page here on LJs, you’ll see what I’m talking about…..good thread….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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