I just spent an hour or so rifling through some old pictures... many taken by me, some by my wife (then girlfriend), some by parents and other friends, etc. Almost all of them are absolutely horrible... overexposed, underexposed, poor framing, bad focus, etc. etc. etc... you name it. It just kills me. So many memories, barely captured on horribly fuzzy and poorly taken pictures. Friends, pets long past, houses and vacations... all just crap. Sure, there are the occasional acceptable shots... and even a few good ones, but they're just super super rare. It really bums me out. I think I'm going to try to write up a very brief sort of guide to taking pictures to give to my kids when they get a bit older... in hopes that maybe it will help them at least ensure that their memories are not a horrible mess when they get older.