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  • Anatomy of an Archival Scrapbook Project

    Follow We are in the process of wrapping up a large scrapbook project for a client that has been such a delight to work on that I wanted to share the project and the process we’ve gone through as I believe many of my readers may have similar such scrap...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 19th, 2010



  • Archival Photo and Slide Scanning Services

    Follow Flickr photo: catcetera In January of 2008, Money Magazine wrote an article comparing 6 of the most popular scanning services. They sent 40 prints to the six different companies and rated them on cost, turnaround time and scan quality. The top rated c...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 12th, 2008



  • Concepting and Scriptwriting Tips for Family Video Productions

    Follow Flickr photo: Meg Part 2 of a series about capturing the joy of family events on video Last week I introduced this series about creating videos to capture the joy of family events and special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and holi...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 11th, 2009



  • Days With My Father by Philip Toledano

    Follow My son recently sent me a link to a beautiful website called “Days With My Father.” It is a beautiful and sentimental photo gallery done by a professional photographer with his writings about dealing with the final stages of his father̵...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 23rd, 2009



  • Dick Eastman Reviews Maureen Taylor’s New Book “The Last Muster”

    Follow My friend Maureen Taylor, aka The Photo Detective, just published her newest book, “The Last Muster.” “A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images—primari...

    Read more  ●  Monday, July 12th, 2010



  • How I Save and Archive My Digital Photos

    Follow I spend a lot of time flying back and forth between Houston and Los Angeles to visit my family. The flight is 3 hours and last year I made a commitment to spend that three hour time period working on sorting, identifying and tagging all of my digital ...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 25th, 2011



  • How To Backup and Store Your Digital Photo Files

    Follow Flickr photo: Chas.™ Last week I blogged about how I have been organizing and tagging all my digital photos during frequent 3 hour flights. I received several comments and questions from readers about what to do with those photos once they are tagge...

    Read more  ●  Friday, February 4th, 2011



  • How To Share Your Digital Photos With Family and Friends

    Follow For the past two blog posts I have been writing about archiving (How I Save and Archive My Digital Photos), and storing digital photos (How To Backup and Store Your Digital Photo Files.) My first post on this subject looked at how I created an archite...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, February 8th, 2011



  • Magnetic Photo Album Deterioration

    Follow Flickr photo: mimi.bowling We often hear clients complain they can’t remove their photos from those old inexpensive magnetic photo albums. Those are the ones with the pre-glued pages that you just stick the photos in and slide the plastic sleeve...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, April 17th, 2008



  • My Top Five Photo Sharing Websites

    Follow One of my blog readers recently wrote asking me about the best way to share photos with family members who are far away. She was interested in having family members help her identify people in her photos but was hesitant to put the photos in the mail,...

    Read more  ●  Friday, January 27th, 2012