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How do you arrange your LomoAlbums?

A question of LomoEtiquette: Do you sort albums by subject? By film roll? By event?

Hi everyone. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while: how do you sort your Albums? The norm seems to be sorting by Film roll or camera ie, either “This is my Lady Grey 400 with my Canon EOS this one time” or “These are my first 3 Sprocket Rocket rolls”.

But I’m finding, as I acquire more Lomo & other film cameras, that I take 3-5 cameras along on big trips, like my visit to Luna Park, or my 11-hour Melbourne adventure, which leaves me with a quandary:

Either:
a) I publish 2 or 3 giant albums of multiple shots that intimidate people with 90+ photos each that no one makes it to the end of…
OR
b) I post one roll at a time, but then I have 4 similar photos on each roll, like having a Luna Park face multiple times:

or the Ferris Wheel…

And there are more in my to-be-developed pile!

So do I break my Melbourne albums into film-by-film? Do I make an album of my Luna Park trip once it’s all developed? What’s the least-annoying thing to do, oh Lomo Community?

Edit: Adding another one, just for @Twinklecat – The Eveleigh Markets (I got there a lot):

written by lokified

8 comments

  1. dida

    dida

    i definitely think that giant albums intimidate people :)

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  2. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    I agree with @dida I sort them by roll. When I have a boring roll I don't put it in an album. Currently I have three rolls on one subject, gonna make an album with my favorite 20 pics. Honestly, if I see an album of 50 pics, it has to be from someone I know well before I start watching them all. Notifications are just coming in too fast. It takes me two hours a day to thank everyone and watch the new pics by my friends. I guess I am in a circle of heavy shooters (I am one myself :p))

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  3. stratski

    stratski

    I struggle with this as well. I tend to go by roll as well. But I sort a bit as well, a coherent roll that has a few leftovers pics: two albums. One of the trip or whatever, one containing the leftovers. Somethimes I make albums of leftovers from different camera's as well. I really want to put all my pictures into albums, beacause it makes looking for a particular picture much easier.
    I also make compilation albums of certain subjects (camera collection, a certain view I shoot often) that I keep adding to.

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  4. lonur

    lonur

    I used to create albums by general subjects; e.g. animals; transport, etc.
    And I still kind of do. I tend to take more photos when I go on holidays, or spend time overseas for work, so my albums tend to be chunky because all the photos I take go into the same one album. I have recently decided to be less general, and just organize photos by events; the reason why I didn't want to have albums per roll was because I knew I'd end up with hundreds or thousands. I think it all comes down to our priorities: If what we want is for our photos to be seen more often by other people so as to interact with other lomographers on a daily basis, then creating albums per roll will give you more exposure. I upload my photos because I like to think that they reflect somehow how I remember stuff. But this is definitely a question I ask myself often. I actually talked about this with Vicuña and Wil6ka when they were down in Melbourne this year.

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  5. lonur

    lonur

    Chronological? Thematic? Camera-specific? Film brand-specific? Roll-specific? I think I tend to be chronologically oriented.

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  6. twinklecat

    twinklecat

    I like seeing multiple shots of the same thing, you get to see different perspectives and experiment with composition, especially if the subject is something crazy like your Luna Park face!

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  7. lokified

    lokified

    @twinklecat I added another just then. I only realised I have so many photos of the Eveleigh Markets this morning!

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  8. aoizumi

    aoizumi

    I am rather haphazard with my album arrangement and naming so far! I think I've sorted by roll/film type, camera, by subject/theme/event and by date. It pretty much depends on what this batch of developed photos mean to me.
    I think you raise a good point about tiring your audience out! I tend to avoid big batches because of the uploading and sorting time, and I'm trying to be more critical of my photos and to be more selective about what I upload.So I'll end up with 3 albums from the same trip, interspersed with albums containing more recently shot photos, and a lot of variance as to the size of the album. Messy, I know...

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