I took your advice
When I asked my UMass classmates who had studied abroad for advice, the first thing they each told me was, “Take more pictures.”
Now, considering I once burnt out the flash bulb on my Canon point-and-shoot by taking 1,082 photos in under 72 hours, I didn’t think this was exactly the most useful bit of information. I probably take about 2,000 photos during any given semester at UMass, and that’s without visiting globally recognized monuments every week. I spent 10 days in Israel this summer (well, about 8 in Israel and about 2 flying back and forth) and I think I took almost 2,000 then.
This weekend we had our first excursion with the entirety of API, to Provence. I took 596 photos. This may not sound like a lot, given my track record, but if you consider that I took these over the course of about 56 hours, that means on average, I took one photo every 5.6 minutes.
You’ll get a real update on the trip just as soon as they’re sorted, tagged, edited and uploaded. That is, once I’m also done sorting, editing, tagging, and uploading the 250 photos I have from my friend Kaitlin’s visit to Paris.
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