Weeding out the poorest quality (personal and totally subjective opinion), and those that were almost duplicates, I think I am grateful for digital photography. It sure makes it easy for me to take pretty decent photos.
It also makes it easy and inexpensive to take a lot of photos! Keeping up with the organization on my hard drive is taxing. But not near as taxing as keeping up with developed photos in the ‘old-school’ manner. I know. I have plenty of those.
I remember when I received my first camera for a birthday (pre-5th grade). I cranked through the first rolls of film that came with it. The way my mother went about things at the time was to send of the film for developing to a lab that provided a replacement roll of film free of charge. Now Momma didn’t just hop right to putting that film in the mail. Money had to be loosened up for such expenditures, and after the film was finally sent off, developed, and then returned, it was not uncommon for many, many weeks to have passed since that last photo was shot.
I will say this. It was always a surprise to see my pictures. And there was not much understanding or growth in what would make a better photograph, because I sure didn’t recall from one time to the next what was going on when that ‘too dark’ one was taken, or why that ‘blurry’ one happened. It was hit or miss, and always a gift to get a ‘good’ shot.
And therein lies part of the problem for me. With so many possibilities, choices, and raw material, it is very easy to be plain overwhelmed, too. There's so much I want to learn, so much I would like to do!
In the meantime, I have these little people to keep me occupied. Really the camera does all the work!