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Photos Everywhere? Here's 5 tips to get organised.

Posted by Linda Gransby on

If you are like me, you'll probably have photos stored in lots of different places, even if you've been making albums for a while.   Its really satisfying to get organised, and this time of year is a great time to do it!  By keeping a few basic tips in mind, you can get a handle on it in no time. Whether you have traditional prints, digital, or both, the basics are the same Gather all your photos in one place. This may take you an hour, an afternoon or a few weeks, depending on how many you have and where...

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Seven 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 tips 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 Put all your pictures in the same folder, I recommend your Pc’s ‘Pictures’ folder. A single place for storage means that photos will be easy...

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Family Secrets

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I have a beautiful Victorian photo album, passed on from my grandparents.  Its leather bound, a weighty volume with a rusty metal clasp, and when I open the pages I smell that musty, stale aroma that often accompanies old books.  I often retrieve it from the shelf, settle down on my sofa with a cuppa, and slowly turn the pages, looking at the faces of my distant family peering back at me from the sepia coloured images.  I muse over their lives, what the occasion of the photograph was….  Was it a once in a lifetime chance to visit a...

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Photo ideas for January

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Resolve New Beginnings Repetition Monochrome Colorful Food With Words Movement A Self Portrait In Low Light Jumbled A Doorway Equal Frozen Snuggle Cold Hands Sunset

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2017 Photo Project

Posted by Linda Gransby on

How about a new photo challenge for 2017? I'd like to use my camera more often, AND more creatively, AND have a new scrapbooking project to work on! Right, so you could just take a random photo every day, or choose a theme such as my family, myself, my town etc etc. If you're already thinking that a photo every day is too difficult, why not try Project 52 (one photo a week) or 14th in 14 (document the 14th of each month through the year 2017?)  You get the idea. There's no other rules really, just enjoy the experience...

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