Technology has changed the way we manage photos and retain the history behind them. Every generation has a different approach to preserving pictures, video, and memorabilia. How they use different media and save it relates directly to the technology they grew up with.
Organizing your photos in a few simple steps
Struggling to find a particular photo to show a friend or family member is frustrating. No one wants to spend time scrolling through a sea of images saved or shared in multiple locations, sizes, and pixel quality. What happened to the original version?
Deciding what to keep, sell, or donate
At different times in life, we find ourselves reorganizing our living space or downsizing. You may be an empty nester or a senior moving to a smaller home. Memories are attached to everything from furniture to linens, and decisions need to be made, but you don’t have to make them alone. The sooner you start, the easier it will be to make your move.
We’ve discussed how to write a memoir and document family history through photos and memorabilia, but what about a personal documentary? You’ve surely watched documentaries on television that educate you about different places, people, and things going on in the world.
As 2020 nears its end, we find ourselves looking back at a blur of activity and meeting new challenges head-on. But this isn’t the first time you or your family faced extraordinary circumstances, experienced a milestone, or achieved something worth sharing. Why not write a memoir to tell your life story or a biographical history of another family member?
Picture This Organized helps you share your life journey with family and friends. We sort through the past and preserve the most significant pieces for the future. Tell your stories through pictures and videos of travel, activities, and milestones that can be shared with generations to come.
During the current crisis, we are still able to guide you while gathering photos, art, film, and managing your existing collections. Although we can’t do in-person consultations, we can support you through webinar appointments to show you what we do and how we do it. We’ll explain ways to prepare your items or digital files to mail or transfer to us, then collaborate and keep you updated through email instructions.
We also want to offer some interesting thoughts about how we can provide value to both existing and new clients at this time.
Any family history project starts with stories, and many of those stories are told with photos.
But we’ve found that family history books focus on the experiences and folklore passed down through generations. Text drives the book, and photos add interest and further illustrate the family stories.
We recently completed a 120-page book for a client that featured family stories shared through documents, interviews, family trees, and photos.
Read on to see the part Picture This Organized played to preserve and spotlight four generations of a family’s history. (more…)