Getting the Most Out of Your Videos

Over the years, I have collected many hours of film or video to preserve family memories like summer vacations, birthdays, and other special events in the form of home movies. If you have years of reels, videotapes, or DVDs, stored in boxes, learn how to convert old home movies to digital formats to preserve your history.
Your collection may include:

  • Film reels: old film from 3” to 8” with anywhere from 50’ to 600’ of footage. The cost to convert it is well worth being able to view it anytime
  • Tapes: 1 to 2-hour recordings including single or multiple events corrected several hours to many years

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Organizing, Sharing, and Securing iPhone Photos to Relive All Your Summer Fun

Your iPhone is always handy to take pictures of people you love enjoying time together! Summer is in full swing, and there are plenty of things to do from enjoying family picnics and swimming to backyard camping and fireworks!

But, how do you keep track of all those new images added to your photo gallery? If you have an iPhone, it’s as simple as creating separate albums. This makes them easy to find and view quickly.

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Stay Organized in 2020 With Help from Your Photos

Stay Organized in 2020 With Help From Your Photos

A new year is a great time for fresh starts and getting organized.

If you’re facing a full Saturday of organization tasks, armed with new plastic bins, file folders, and labels, consider keeping your smartphone camera handy as well.

We all know photos help us tell stories and preserve memories, but we don’t usually consider adding photos into our toolbox of organizational equipment.

In this post, we suggest some ways that photos can help you get more organized as you head into 2020. (more…)

The Story Behind a Set of Keepsake Photo Albums

The Story Behind a Set of Keepsake Albums

A destination wedding was inevitable for the Marr family. Daniel Marr met his bride, Sara, soon after he moved to Sweden to attend graduate school. The two fell in love, got engaged, and set their wedding date for August 2019 on the Island of Gotland, southeast of Stockholm.

The downside of a destination wedding? It can be difficult for everyone to make the trip. But to the delight of the groom’s parents, Dave and Lis Marr, a large group of their family and friends from the United States (including me and my husband Tom), traveled to Lis’s native country of Sweden to join in the festivities.

And we brought our cameras!

This is the story of how we helped Lis gather photos from family and friends to create some beautiful keepsake albums. (more…)

How to Edit Your Summer Photos With Lightroom

How to Edit Your Summer Photos With Lightroom

Are your summer vacation and family gathering photos stacking up on your camera card or phone? 

You may be taking a lot of photos with the intention of posting some on social media, or creating an album. But you may find that some of your pictures need tweaking and a little bit of organization.

Lightroom is a photo editing and organization tool we use everyday at Picture This Organized. Professional photographers use it, but so can you! 

In this post, we explain Lightroom, give you some tips to use it, and give some examples that illustrate how you can make your summer photos shine. (more…)