Sorting and organising your printed photos and photo albums could take a few hours or a few days, depending on how many photos you have. Follow these organising suggestions that will keep your memories safe.
I will discuss Sorting your Digital Photos in my next blog.
- Collect all your photos and photo albums, and place them on a table.
- Remove all photos from your existing photo albums, unless an album makes you feel happy.
- Only keep the photos, which create joy and where you and others look good.
- If you have lots of photos of a specific event, then select the best ones.
- Let go of bad quality photos or similar ones.
- Categorise the photos by year or events.
- Place a note with a description and date with each pile.
- Tie up each pile with a thin ribbon or rope. Otherwise, use plastic sleeves and place each year in a separate sleeve.
- Store the photos upright in a box. Create card dividers for each year or event to create a better overlook.
- If you want to digitalise photos, scan them in and save them on an external hard drive with your other photos.
- You can also create a photo book with the digital photos. Photo books have replaced photo albums and make great gifts for special occasions and birthdays.
- Last but not least store your camera and lenses together. Ideally use a camera bag.
“Photography is the beauty of life captured.” – Tara Chisholm
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