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9 steps to organise your images

Posted by Linda Gransby on

With digital technology, we capture so many photos....its important to stay on top of organising them.  Here's a checklist to keep you on track. Have you: Downloaded new photos from phone and camera? Deleted duplicates? Deleted duds? Edited newly taken photos if needed? Downloaded images from your camera to PC or tablet? Backed up your photos? Organised last month's photos into your folders? Selected and tagged the previous months photos for printing? Printed last month's photos?  

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7 Tips for organising your digital images

Posted by Linda Gransby on

You’ve probably got quite a lot of digital images by now, from your camera, tablet and phone, and adding more by the day, so here’s some ideas to help you get organised.   Set your camera date and time Do this and you will ensure each image you take is marked invisibly with the date and time (and probably location too).  This will allow you to search and sort chronologically on your computer.   One Photo folder for main storage Put all your pictures in the same folder, I recommend your Pc’s ‘Pictures’ folder. A single place for storage means...

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6 ideas to try for photos you’ll love

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Change your view Spend time looking around you and observing the surroundings where you are to be taking photos.  Think about alternative views for your images, get down low, up high or choose different angles.  Try to find the unusual shot.   Ready for their closeups… If you’re taking photos of people, try sitting them next to a natural light source such as a window with a net curtain.  Get in close, but don’t point the camera straight at the window as you’ll get a false reading from the light meter and end up with a silhouette. Alternatively, try zooming...

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Three painless ways to start organising your digtial photos

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Digital photography is great right?  In this digital age, millions of new photos are taken every day.  We can snap as many pictures as we desire of an event or person, making sure we have the perfect shot or angle! The likely outcome of this wonderful freedom is that you’ve probably got hundreds of photos on your phone that you’ll never look at again or use, clogging up the memory on your phone, tablet or computer. Its important to keep on top of managing your photos before they slow your device to a crawl, and the task of deleting rejects...

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Happy Christmas!

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Christmas is a time of enjoying the company of people we love, relaxing and celebrating.  The last thing you want is to get stressed about the photography and what’s going in your scrapbook.  .....Speaks the woman who has no pictures of one Christmas when my children were growing up… I just got caught up in the day and forgot!  Feeling festive is one thing but capturing it on camera can be a different matter!  I want to share with you a few thoughts for photographing your Christmas.   Details Christmas is filled with so many little details that make the...

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