” I look back at old photographs and videotapes and I go, Who was I trying to be? Who was I doing this for?” – Marla Maples
If you are old enough to remember the good ole’ days of film, then chances are you have a ton of shoeboxes with old photos. Then, add to that the thousands of phone photos, we as a generation shoot every day.
There is no time like the present to start organizing all those images so you can share and pass them along to future generations.
- Photo hunt – ask relatives as well
- Set aside time each week, maybe an hour so you do not get overwhelmed, to go through a stack of images.
- Curate your images (by year, by events) grouping can help tell stories like vacations, birthdays, etc.
- Get the entire family involved, including the children old enough to help
- Digitize your photos (easy to do with today’s phone camera’s)… PhotoScan by Google is a great phone app and it has setting to take away the glare on all those glossy images. I tried it and love it! (and it is free app)
- Save & Share your images (easy to do with Dropbox, google or apple photo)
- Build your album and get it printed… Mpix and Shutterfly are to great low-cost options.
Some other great tips I have shared: