After a trip, I am eager to capture memories in a photo book, before I forget many of the details that make a trip unique. To proceed quickly, the question becomes: how to allocate 100 or more photos throughout a 20-page photo book, plus leave some for the front cover and the back cover.
We used to have just one camera on our vacations; all images on one device, in the order taken. Not anymore. We used three devices on our trip in August. The two iPhones adjusted automatically from Eastern Daylight Time to Mountain Daylight Time. The camera required a manual adjustment, which I did not consider until a couple of days into the trip. Continue reading
The Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) recently shared this radio conversation about digital preservation from St. Louis Public Radio. The conversation is 30 minutes long and includes input from librarians, archivists and digital media managers; there is an accompanying article that addresses the highlights. Continue reading
In June 2017, I heard Enrique Martinez Celaya interviewed by Krista Tippett on On Being; they discussed “The Whisper of the Order of Things.” He is a painter who trained as a physicist. The 50-minute interview addressed many topics, but I was most intrigued by his comments on photography.
Krista Tippett asked him about a comment he made previously: “Photographs whisper that to look at them is to lose or overhear something.” She then invited him to elaborate on how much more is going on in pictures than what we attribute now. Continue reading
If you are digitizing old media (Hi8, VHS, and VHS-C tapes), take the opportunity to separate unrelated clips that were previously stored on a single tape or cassette. Digitization is also the ideal time to document, improve audio and color, and remove irrelevant footage.
After I introduce myself as a photo organizer, the next comment is typically something like, “So do you…?” Fortunately, the answer I provide is usually: “Yes!” We digitize old media, sort printed photos, design photo books, organize digital photos, prepare slideshows, and more. Clients include families, photographers, and businesses – anyone desiring to preserve photographic history. Continue reading
While I was working on a 35mm slide-scanning project, the client asked me about printing from the scanned images. Would the scanned images yield quality prints? Continue reading
My mother turned 90 earlier this year. It is a milestone birthday, so I set out to recognize it with a video that captured the span of her years. As I reviewed and gathered photos from the late 1920s to the present, I realized how many roles she had in life: Continue reading
I am helping someone downsize – should I advise them to keep their negatives? I am digitizing my printed photos – should I keep the originals? What about slides? Tape? Film?