Flickr is still pretty wonderful. But it’s lovely in the same way a box of old photos you’ve stashed under the bed is. It’s an archive of nostalgia that you love dearly, on the rare occasion you stumble across it. You pull them out, and hold them up to the light, and remember a time when you were younger, and the Web was a more optimistic place, and it really was almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
And then you close the box.
And you click over to Facebook, to see what’s new.gizmodo, why you no mention tumblr?
Why it’s important to store your film properly:
Film might not be around someday, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop using film for your photography and photo projects any time soon.
Expired film can be fun, but when you want your photographs to be true-to-life, you’ll want to make sure your film still looks vibrant.
While freezing film doesn’t completely stop your film from aging (gamma rays fog the film over time), it slows it down, giving you extra time to play with your film cameras.
HEADS UP:Polaroid, Impossible Project, and Fuji instant films shouldn’t be put in the freezer since it messes with the chemicals in the film.
Hells why not.
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You know those disposable silica packets that come in your packaging? You should actually hang on to them; their moisture-wicking properties come in handy all over the house.
If you’ve ever bought shoes, handbags, and other merchandise, you’ve definitely come across little silica gel packets. Their purpose is to preserve products and eliminate moisture that can lead to damage and mildew. That means you can use them on other items too — not just the ones they came packaged with. So don’t toss silica gel packets; save them! And reuse them in these cool way.
SAVE YOUR ELECTRONICS
If you accidentally get water in your camera or cell phone, store it immediately in a plastic bag filled with silica gel packets, which will absorb the moisture and save the device in a matter of days.
PROTECT YOUR ELECTRONICS
Here’s a secret that the photo-savvy know : Keep silica gel packets in your camera case at all times to prevent moisture-related problems. And if you’re headed to the beach, pack a plastic zip-top bag with a silica gel pack inside, and use it to stash and seal up cell phones, cameras and other electronic equipment. When you open it to answer to phone or take a picture some moisture can get inside the bag. The silica gel will quickly wick away the moisture and protect the electronics.
Thanks to the folks over at diylife.com for the article