If you’re like most people, you have a few boxes and albums with old photos lying around your home. Maybe in the back of the closet or in that forgotten corner of the attic or basement. When last did you look at these photos? And how long have they been sitting in a dusty box?
Unfortunately, the reality is that photos do eventually deteriorate and fade and naturally, you don’t want to lose those memories forever, so it’s time to get busy.
Setting one day aside to sort, scan, and store your old photos is a day well spent and these tips will help simplify the process. Heck make it a family activity on a weekend and be amazed at the family stories you find being shared as you all work together to preserve your family history!
Step 1: Find Those Photos
The first step involves gathering all the photos you want to sort through. This is also a good time to contact family members who have photos you love and want to scan. Be sure to reassure them that they will get their photos back in the same condition. **Side note here... including family members in this activity is a great way to do one giant family wide organization project that can then be printed, shared, downloaded by all.
Step 2: Let the Sorting Begin
During this stage, you want to select the photos that are most important to you and sort them into themes, years, or life stages – whatever categories work for you. You can also use the themes of these piles for the digital folders you will be creating.
Step 3: Decide on Storage
How do you plan to store your photos once you scan them? Platforms such as Google Drive and Dropbox are ideal for this. However, you may also want to invest in an external hard drive to create an extra copy of your most precious memories. I personally love Smug Mug for this kind of organization. Here is my referral link if you want to check it out: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=T6KZTL
Step 4: Decide How You Want to Scan Your Photos
The good news is that you don’t need a physical scanner to scan your photos. There are a number of great apps available, many of which are free, that will retain the quality of your photos. Photomyne for android and Google Photo Scan are two popular options, as well as adobe scan for ios and microsoft lens. Once you know how you will scan your photos, connect the scanner or app to your digital folders.
Step 5: Scan, Save & Share
You can now start scanning your photos per pile. Sticking to one pile at a time will make it easier to match your photos to the correct digital folder. Once your photos have been uploaded and you’ve made a backup, you can share your favorite memories with the people you love.
If you love having a physical album, you can now print themed albums that follow a specific timeline. You can even combine your latest professional family photos with older family photos to create a beautiful family heirloom. Once you have things a bit organized, you will be amazed at the endless possibilities of the things you can do and make to share those images with loved ones.
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Photos should be an integral part of every home, especially if you’ve paid a professional to take them. Displaying photos around your home is not just great reminders of memories you’ve shared, but your children are reminded of how loved they are too.
You should see your photos as extensions of your furniture and décor – they’re the finishing touch that brings your home to life. If you’re in the process of planning your photo prints, here are some easy ways you can display them using frames.
If you’re ready to start hanging your photos, it’s highly recommended that you use craft paper to create templates. This way you can visualize the display before you commit to it by taping the paper pieces to the wall to see how your design looks. There are so many designs you can come up with to display your images! The opportunities are limitless.
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In today’s world, thanks to technology it is easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world as a professional photographer. Using the power of technology to offer remote photography services helps me to connect with clients, virtually/remotely, no matter where they are located. With the help of a third-party app, called the shutter app and a few behind the scenes processes, I collaborate with clients to create stunning images to capture their unique personality and style. From the comfort of their own homes or offices, clients can receive guidance on everything from outfit, selection and styling to poses and props. Remote photography sessions, offer unparalleled convenience and flexibility.
My clients can choose a time that works best for them, without having to worry about travel time or coordinating schedules or any of the other normally associated headaches that come with doing a photo shoot. And with the quick turnaround times that I offer my clients receive their professionally edit images in just a few days to their email.
This way of virtual connection isn’t just about convenience. It’s also about building trust and relationship with my clients through frequent communication and personalized attention. I get to know my clients on a deeper level and better understand their unique needs and preferences. This helps me create images that truly reflect their personality and style, resulting in images that they are proud to share with friends, family and followers.
I call this "TRUE TO YOU" Photography and having this virtual connection is an essential part of how I offer my photography services. By leveraging technology to connect with clients from all over the world I am able to offer a personalized, convenient, contact and stress-free photography experience that delivers TRUE TO YOU images every time.
What has technology done for you in your business? I would love to know! Tell me about it in the comments. Make sure to leave a link to your site/social media so I can come connect with you!
iPhone Camera App Features
The iPhone camera app is a powerful tool that allows users to take high-quality photos and videos. However, many users may not be aware of all the features and settings that the app has to offer. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the lesser-known features of the iPhone camera app that can help you take your photography to the next level.
Do you know about Portrait mode?
Portrait mode is a feature on the iPhone camera that allows you to take stunning, professional-looking photos of people. It uses advanced technology to create a blurred background effect, also known as bokeh, which makes the subject of the photo stand out. It is one of my very favorite modes to use when taking pictures of people, products, nature and more! In this guide, we'll teach you how to master portrait mode and take beautiful, eye-catching photos with your iPhone.
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Here are five things you can do right now to uplevel your iphone photography game.
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Breaking News! Bringing the Studio to You: JWilsonPix's Remote Photography Services"
March 19, 2023
Utah County/ Utah
Professional photographer Jess Wilson announces the expansion of remote branding and portrait photography services through JWilsonPix, now available to clients worldwide! With over 20 years of experience, JWilsonPix provides high quality photography services to meet the needs of clients from all over the globe. Whether clients require professional headshots, lifestyle photos or product photography, the company offers remote photography services that are accessible and easy to use.
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For media inquiries or to request an interview with Jess Wilson please contact JWilsonPix at Jess@JWilsonPix.com.
Lets talk about light!
Light is one of the most essential elements in photography. It is the foundation that shapes the mood and atmosphere of a photograph, and it can make or break an image. I personally am found of using natural light as much as possible. Sometimes that is not possible and alternatives must be utilized.
Here are a few reasons why light is so important in photography.
Light creates mood and atmosphere- The way light falls on a subject can create a wide range of moods and atmospheres. Soft, diffused light can create a peaceful and serene atmosphere, while harsh, direct light can create a dramatic and intense atmosphere. Understanding how to use light can help you create the mood and atmosphere you want in your photographs.
Light defines form and shape- Light helps to define the form and shape of a subject by creating highlights and shadows. These highlights and shadows add depth and dimension to an image, and they can help to bring a subject to life.
Light can be used to create contrast- Contrast is the difference in brightness between the lightest and darkest parts of an image. By using light creatively, you can create contrast and drama in your photographs, drawing the viewer's eye to the subject and making the image more striking.
Light brings out color- Light is essential for capturing color in an image. Without light, there would be no color in a photograph. Understanding how light affects color can help you to create more vibrant and dynamic images.
In conclusion, light is one of the most important elements in photography. Understanding how to use light can help you create the mood, atmosphere, and impact you want in your photographs. I highly recommend you try my 360 experiment to get a hands on learning experience of light in your pictures. If you are not sure what that is... message me and Ill send you a video explaining it!
Remember to experiment with different lighting conditions and techniques to improve your skills. And if you find these tips helpful please like/comment/share!
Jess is a Mom, Grandma, Fire Wife, Thyroid Cancer Warrior and Professional Photographer of over 20+ years.