life catching

. Ask yourself this: If a stranger took a peek at your 500 most recent photographs, would they all look the same? Then remind yourself that your great-grandchildren will more than likely be strangers to you. Will they really want to keep all of your photographs? Try a new perspective the next time you’re snapping […]

Are you heading out to visit family in the next few weeks? Maybe you have a big reunion scheduled this summer. Here’s something to consider: Portable Scanners Are Very Affordable. If you have a laptop and $100 in your family history budget, you could purchase a brand new portable scanner and bring it with you. […]

So the other day I googled one of my favorite phrases: beautiful anachronism. That led me to a blog called eclexys. And, no…I don’t know what eclexys means. And, yes…I looked it up. [Update: Here is the author’s explanation.] Anyhoo… More specifically, I landed on a post about how great it would be to find […]

Keep me.Protect me.Share me. Sorry to be such a tool for Kodak, but some of you are going to love it as much as I do. They turn the schmaltz up to eleven* for this one. Excellent photo montage mixing classic historic photos with “this could be your life” snapshots. The kids, of course, are […]

.Saving our Stories Ideas, tips, and talk about preserving your stories and photographs. Sarah White, First Person Productions, will discuss how we save the stories of our lives. Find the approach that suits you best – writing, guided reminiscing, scrapbooking, interviewing, and more. Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist, will share her secrets of photo storage, […]

Today I tried out a new video search tool called blinx. (Ugh. How much do you think they paid for that awful name, eh? Too much, no doubt.) It’s not a video hosting site like youtube, it just points to videos posted on other sites. There’s a nifty feature called The Wall which displays your […]

My favorite story catching trick. They say a photograph is worth a thousand words, but with each passing generation your family photographs become more and more mute. The next time you are at a family gathering, why not use my favorite video camera trick to record the stories behind your photographs. What happens when people […]