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David Johnson

The Blog of an Ottawa Photographer & Student

Anonymous asked: Hi I have a quandary you might be able to help with: I have been scanning a bunch of family photos (a couple hundred so far) to make a big digital archive. Right now they are just files stored on an external drive, but I want to put them all up online so my family can sort through them. I put a few up on a tumblr so my family can search by tags (name, location, year) but i lost all the structure of a "photo album" organization of pics more than 10 that tubmlr allows. Any ideas what to do?

Hmmm. Interesting.
Honestly, I’m not really well versed in the world of online albums / archiving / organization of photos…
My first recommendation would probably be through Flickr. You have tons of space to upload to, albums and photos can be private and protected, photos can be tagged to help sort / search through, people can be tagged IN photos (with names)…. etc
Not to mention, it’s free. It might be worth a shot.

If anyone else has any ideas, please help out… but Flickr would be my go-to for a situation like this.

On the bright side, I stumbled upon an old rusty abandoned snowmobile.OttawaApril 22, 2014

On the bright side, I stumbled upon an old rusty abandoned snowmobile.

Ottawa
April 22, 2014

Beautiful walk today. Well, until it started pouring.OttawaApril 22, 2014

Beautiful walk today. Well, until it started pouring.

Ottawa
April 22, 2014

Taken about 10 minutes before it started pouring.OttawaApril 22, 2014

Taken about 10 minutes before it started pouring.

Ottawa
April 22, 2014

Today’s forest walk is full of mist, fog, and wet.

iPhone + VSCO
Ottawa
April 22, 2014

Today’s forest walk is full of mist, fog, and wet.

iPhone + VSCO
Ottawa
April 22, 2014

Today was a stressful day of studying for final exams, but when I managed to find time for a walk in the forest behind my house, it was a peaceful and stress-reducing experience. I don’t think I can ever take this place for granted.OttawaApril 21, 2014

Today was a stressful day of studying for final exams, but when I managed to find time for a walk in the forest behind my house, it was a peaceful and stress-reducing experience. I don’t think I can ever take this place for granted.

Ottawa
April 21, 2014

Almost 20 years ago, when freight trains still flew by on these tracks, my dad and I would stack any coins we could find on the rails to get squished into indistinguishable metal. It was so much fun.I also remember putting a tooney on the rails only to be blown away when I realized I actually separated the centre from the outside… I think I still have it in a box somewhere.ALSO… when we discovered stacking coins on top of each other would meld them together… that was quite an exciting experience.I miss those days of childhood wonder, when 5 hours of entertainment could come from chasing butterflies and running around in the forest. Now I just get mad when I lose a game on my iPhone.
Times sure have changed.OttawaApril 21, 2014

Almost 20 years ago, when freight trains still flew by on these tracks, my dad and I would stack any coins we could find on the rails to get squished into indistinguishable metal. It was so much fun.

I also remember putting a tooney on the rails only to be blown away when I realized I actually separated the centre from the outside… I think I still have it in a box somewhere.

ALSO… when we discovered stacking coins on top of each other would meld them together… that was quite an exciting experience.

I miss those days of childhood wonder, when 5 hours of entertainment could come from chasing butterflies and running around in the forest. Now I just get mad when I lose a game on my iPhone.

Times sure have changed.

Ottawa
April 21, 2014

The BEST hangout spot for summer forest chillage.OttawaApril 21, 2014

The BEST hangout spot for summer forest chillage.

Ottawa
April 21, 2014

Scraggly almost-dead branches waking up for the summerOttawaApril 21, 2014

Scraggly almost-dead branches waking up for the summer

Ottawa
April 21, 2014

Still a bit soupy out in the forest.. hopefully this spring runoff clears out so the paths in the forest aren’t so muddy.OttawaApril 21, 2014

Still a bit soupy out in the forest.. hopefully this spring runoff clears out so the paths in the forest aren’t so muddy.

Ottawa
April 21, 2014

The sumacs have started getting their red colour, the grass has been uncovered from the winter snow, and the clouds are getting violent as we welcome the rain. Next stop, summerOttawaApril 21, 2014

The sumacs have started getting their red colour, the grass has been uncovered from the winter snow, and the clouds are getting violent as we welcome the rain. Next stop, summer

Ottawa
April 21, 2014

Spring evening with the last maple syrup boil of the season. I love this weather. Can’t wait for summer!

iPhone + VSCO
Ottawa
April 19, 2014

Spring evening with the last maple syrup boil of the season. I love this weather. Can’t wait for summer!

iPhone + VSCO
Ottawa
April 19, 2014

Poor dead fisher :(OttawaApril 19, 2014

Poor dead fisher :(

Ottawa
April 19, 2014

Just finished up Ottawa actress Sasha Gilchrist’s headshots for her acting portfolio. Lots of fun working with her; such a natural in front of the camera!

Poor guy. A neighbour’s dog was sniffing around the forest and they stumbled upon a dead fisher… pretty fresh, too. I wonder what happened.OttawaApril 19, 2014

Poor guy. A neighbour’s dog was sniffing around the forest and they stumbled upon a dead fisher… pretty fresh, too. I wonder what happened.

Ottawa
April 19, 2014