How To Organize All of Your Photos

With the new year upon us, many people will make a resolution to get organized and a common focus (pun intended) is photos. How many of us have shoeboxes/plastic containers/drawers full of moments we wanted to remember forever?

By taking this seemingly endless task and breaking it into smaller steps, you’ll be organized in no time...and have fun reminiscing over photos your forgot you had!

First, LOCATE - gather all photos from closets, under the bed, desk drawers...

Second, SEPARATE - think of categories: People, Year, Events, Travel, etc. Try to keep to a few high-level headers; having too many will lead to photos applying to multiple categories which will add too much complication.

Avoid placing into piles. Use an archival photo storage box for each category & place the photos as you go. Should you need to step away during the process, this will ensure you have a solid point you can step back into easily, whether it’s 2 hours or 2 weeks.

Third, EVALUATE - Before placing each photo into their box, take a good look. Blurry? Already have 2 copies? Already saved digitally? It’s ok to discard them, it’s all part of getting organized!

Overlook

Overlook

Optional steps:

SEPARATE some more - In each of the boxes, feel free to break them down into smaller categories. For example, if you have a box for “Holidays”, you may want to separate further either by year or by specific holiday.

DATE - Using an archival pen designed just for photos, label the back of photos with names, dates, locations, etc.

CONTEMPLATE - What’s next?

  • Consider placing photos in an album or using in a scrapbook. These can be great ways to display and share the memories you have collected.

  • Consider going digital. With everything stored this way, you always have a back up and they are safe from elements that can damage prints (temperature, moisture)

This may be a time consuming endeavor, but you will be SO glad you tackled it!

Your Special Invitation: #carmelIN library #art wall - #Artist of the Month

Special Invitation

You are cordially invited to Carmel Clay Public Library. Yours Truly is featured as June’s Artist of the Month, so I have some pieces on display and for purchase on their art wall. Thirty percent of each investment supports Friends of the Carmel Clay Public Library. So join me in supporting such a great cause, or just simply come by to check out the wonderful visuals and share your thoughts.

The library is located at 55 4th Ave SE Carmel, IN 46032, which is the Eastern end of the Carmel Arts and Design District.

Hours

  • Sunday 1:00 - 5:00
  • Monday thru Thursday 9:00 - 9:00
  • Friday 9:00 - 7:00
  • Saturday 9:00 - 5:00

Dates:

  • June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016
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check out my work featured in Skyward, Incorporated's 2016 calendar

The other day, I received a few 2016 calendars from Skyward, Incorporated. My image of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle, is displayed on January 2017.  This page highlighted one of their local clients - Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and it's high school Ben Davis.

I must say, it was a pretty awesome experience working with everyone involved!

Calendar Front Cover: not my image

My Image

Calendar Back Cover

October 2014 Print of The Month #Contest - #Win a #Beautiful Printed #Photograph

We Stand Tall - click to enlarge

Every month, starting June 2014 through May 2015, one lucky Facebook Fan will win a printed 8” x 10” fine art image mounted on artcare acid-free white matte and form board using a high quality pearlescent paper which yields an elegant iridescent image. 

On the 1st of each month, a new “Print of the Month” will be posted on my Facebook Page - each person may only win once within this 12 month period. A winner is chosen from those who completed registration by using Random.org. Drawings are held on or around the 30th of each month, and winner is contacted by email. Winner must respond with “ship-to” address within 3 days or the award will be forfeited and another winner chosen. Please note, the "Ship-To” address must be located in the 48 contiguous states... So Let's Get You Registered



#Photos of My Donated #Art Piece for Silent & Live Auction Supporting #Carmel PTO | #photography #carmelIN #charity

Support Carmel Schools PTO at their 7th Annual Silent & Live Auction. Come and join the fun at Brookshire Golf Club on Saturday, November 1, 2014 starting at 6:30pm

Below are images of my donated piece called "Blue Ridge Sunrise". In fact, this image will be next month's Photo of The Month. If your not familiar with our monthly fine art print giveaway called Photo of The Month, CLICK HERE so we can get you registered to WIN a beautiful image.