Imagine you lost all your photography equipment (including any camera phones), all computers, hard drives, and every photograph you’d ever made – whether a physical print or a digital image.
A complete and irreversible photographic system and hardware crash.
Calm down, it’s just a theoretical question.
But if this did happen tomorrow, how would you start again?
What’s the first camera you would buy?
What else would you need to start to store and share your images again?
For me right now the choices to reboot my photography seems simple.
I’d use Snapseed to set up a default black and white filter that I could apply to the photos I took, within the phone. Then have them automatically upload to Google Photos when you opened the app.
At some point, again depending on budget, the next step would probably be to buy an external drive of some kind to back up my photos.
Further down the line I might buy a ChromeBook, or a used PC notebook and install CloudReady to make it a ChromeBook, as I’ve done recently with a 2009 HP that’s been unused for four years. If budget allowed I might get a used MacBook instead.
But the core kit would be phone + Snapseed + Google Photos.
I don’t need anything else to get out, make photos, process, store and share.
If you lost everything photographic, how do you envisage your photography being reborn?
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