How many photos are enough?

Enough-is-Enough-PosterTwo recent products have caused me to ask, “How many photos are enough?” The first is Momento, which captures two 5-megapixel photos every minute of your life, creating an endless photo stream so you can stalk your own life. The second is Google Glass, which continuously captures video.

These products lead to more questions than they answer:

  1. Do I really need two photos taken every minute?
  2. Do other people want me taking two photos every minute?
  3. How will I find the photos I really want?
  4. How will I store all these photos and what happens if my computer crashes?

I think I’ll stick with my iPhone and take pictures whenever I want


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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