My grandparents gave me my first camera, a Kodak Ektralite 10, when I was 12 years old. I would shoot a roll of film, focusing on each shot and trying to make each one better, and then mail it off for processing. Remember those days?
I still remember my excitement when I bought my first 35 mm camera kit. Every time I finished a roll of film, I would take it to the drug store for one-hour processing. I hardly could wait for the hour to pass so that I could see my images.
Today, we get instant results at the push of a button. Thank you, digital! At the same time, that digital imaging can be a curse. We’re snapping more photos than ever, yet we rarely print out even our favorites anymore. We may post them on social media, where they get likes and comments, but they eventually fade from view. They’re also at the mercy of that social media site, or wherever we store them.
What if those sites disappeared tomorrow? What if your phone went for a swim in the toilet?
Will the images you take today be around 50 or 100 years from now? How about five years? Or less?
If we slow down long enough, we realize the power of photographs.
That’s where I come in. My passion is encouraging people to take those stories, memories, and photos, and turn them into something that can be enjoyed today and for generations to come. It can be fun. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
You can read more about the personal-photo-organizing services that I offer by visiting www.PhotoOrganize.Me or find a photo organizer near you through the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, through which I am certified.