Happy New Year! As we entered into 2017, I would LOVE to share 3 Simple Tips to help you meet one very important goal: Preserving your Photographs
Tip #1: Print your photos: I know, I know, who has time to print the thousand and thousands of photos you have stored on your hard-drive. I say start small. Choose 20-30 of your favorite images of the year and make a photo book or memory box. I highly recommend MPIX or Artifact Uprising for high quality & affordable prints and albums. Please stay away from Walgreens, Walmart, Target, or any company that do not specialize in printing photos. I’ve done comparison prints from all of those locations and the difference is drastic in most cases. If you are taking the time to print images, make it worth your while and use a company that has a high-quality printing machine.
Tip #2: Back Up your Photos: The storage capacity of external hard-drives have expanded greatly the last few years along with the price decreasing significantly. You can easily buy an external hard-drive that fits in the palm of your hand that can hold a thousands and thousands of photos for less than $100. I’m currently using Western Digital Passport, but there are lot of great options out there. If you don’t want to manually back up your photos, you can opt to use an online backup program like Backblaze or Crashplan. These programs run about $5 a month and will automatically back up your entire computer. It’s amazing and so easy!
Tip #3 Display Your Photos: Photos on the walls of your home or displayed in frames throughout your home is a great way to add warmth and comfort to your home. Visitors are always gravitated to viewing the images you have taken the time to display and they always make for great conversation starters. Framed photos are also great hand-me downs. My husband was recently gifted with a framed photograph of his grandfather as a young man. This is a keepsake my husband will treasure for many years to come. I’ve created a Pinterest board of meaningful wall displays. There are also Ipad apps that allow you to take a photo of the wall you want to decorate and you can virtually add photos of various sizes and piece together collages. This is great for individuals who find making a photo collage too daunting.
Thanks for joining me today – I hope you are inspired to try at least one of these ideas for the new year!
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Jessica Lee Photography is a Boulder & Denver Family Photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography in Boulder & Denver Colorado and surrounding areas including Erie, Broomfield, Lafayette, Longmont, Superior, Louisville, and Frederick.
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