The above question was the headline in a recent New York Times article, and the conclusion was, NO, most of us don’t!
Technology has made the process of connecting with our family photos very difficult. In the past, we just had to drive a roll of film to the one-hour processing lab to experience the gratification of holding an image in our hand. The biggest challenge was whether to add the photo to an album or put them in a shoebox to worry about later.
Today, on the other hand, can feel like you need a master’s degree in technology. Are your digital images and videos scattered over various devices and in different locations? Google Photos, Amazon Prime Photos, One Drive, Flickr, DropBox, Smug Mug, iCloud Photos? It’s a no wonder people struggle with finding and viewing their favorite photos. There are so many options and opinions. If you are like most folks, you are left overwhelmed and confused.
Also, for anyone over 30, you not only have digital photos, but you have printed photos as well. Are you buried in a lifetime of printed photos, slides, negatives, home movies, and memorabilia? Do you wish you had the time or expertise to tackle this daunting problem once and for all?
This is why The Association of Personal Photo Organizers has spent months compiling years of knowledge into two, easy-to-follow courses designed to take you step-by-step through the organizing process. We have created two classes. One is all about your digital photos and is called, Digital Photo Organizing Made Easy. This 4-hour course comes with 35 easy to follow video tutorials, handouts, resource guide, and a private Facebook group. You will learn how to find, organize and consolidate your images & videos into one manageable library so you can easily access, share and backup your most important memories. We also developed a class called, Printed Photo Organizing Made Easy. This course also has a private Facebook group and over 2.5 hours of instruction that takes you step-by-step through the process of organizing (and digitizing) your printed photos, memorabilia, old media, and home movies.
If organizing your photos has been on your To Do List, then now is the time to invest in learning and completing your photo organizing project.
[Editor’s note: Cathi Nelson, author of Photo Organizing Made Easy; Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed, is the founder of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers), a membership organization dedicated to helping thousands of entrepreneurs from around the globe build successful photo preservation and organizing businesses.]