4 Easy Steps to protecting and sharing your photo legacy!

STEP 1: SORT
Take pictures out of albums, frames and boxes so you are working with only loose prints. Choose the photos you want to keep. Remove duplicates and poor-quality shots. Keep only the most meaningful images and toss the rest if you are working to downsize or eliminate clutter. At this point, you could stop and move on to Step #3.

STEP 2: ORGANIZE
If you want to get your photo collection truly organized, then continue sorting. Separate pictures into piles by subject, people, theme or year. Whatever makes most sense to you. Then, label those piles in chronological order. This will pay off when you move on to Step #4 and eventually share copies of your images with family members. Advanced sorting will make specific photos easy to locate on a computer or device later on.

STEP 3: DIGITIZE
Box up your printed memorabilia and bring them to a trusted local photo preservation expert (like us!) for scanning. The key word here is “local”. We never recommend shipping your most precious possessions across the country! Each print will be professionally digitized and saved as high-resolution JPG files. We can even create labeled folders to keep your sorting efforts intact.

Your newly digitized images will then be safely saved to a media device of your choice, a cloud storage location and/or to any other location that you request.

STEP 4: COPY + SHARE
At this stage, you’ll have various options for what to do with your digital image files – including how many copies to share. This is the fun part! Think about who would like a set of the scanned images – even if they may not completely appreciate them today. (IE: children and teens.) Once the images are scanned, duplicate media copies are extremely affordable – so be generous and share freely!

Your story is meant to be shared – and now is the perfect time to do it! Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect those photos of your grandparents, your high school prom and that family vacation to the Grand Canyon.

Get Ready to Press Play!

Long before the GoPro and iPhone were conceived, we captured these
memories on bulky, handheld video cameras. We salute all those camcorder parents who painstakingly recorded the soccer games, the school musical and countless hours of family fun.

And though you may remember the moments, chances are you haven’t relived them in many years. At this point, your children might even enjoy watching them more than you!

But did you know that those VHS tapes are deteriorating at a rapid rate and that you risk losing them forever if they stay trapped in boxes and basements?

It’s time to dust off all those relics stuffed in a box and bring them back to life – no VCR required. Just drop your tapes and movie reels off and we’ll transfer them to DVD, Blu-ray or USB for reliable, compact storage and easy viewing on today’s technology. Make as many copies as you’d like, and distribute them freely to share those memories of triumph, humor and happiness caught on camera.

 

Gallery Canvas Wall

Now you can create the perfect gallery wall on any staircase or room with a do-it-yourself wall collage – but the seemingly random act of art takes a bit of planning.

First, choose a single medium and decide what you want to hang. Either use uniform frames or mix things up, but be consistent with everything.

Next, plan your collage on a piece of butcher paper on the floor before hanging it on the wall. Start with the biggest items and work the smaller pieces around it to find the perfect layout balance.

Once you’re happy with how things look on the floor, trace the pieces onto the paper, cut them out and tape everything to the wall.

This is the time to move anything around that doesn’t fit quite right. Once you’re fully satisfied, it’s time to start hanging!

Gather your ideas and let’s get started!

Our creative crew at Barron Photografix is here to assist with projects like this. Whether it’s printing your imagery, making enlargements, retouching photos, selecting the right medium or helping you with custom projects – we’re ready to tackle your next gallery wall.

Archiving Memories

Want to downsize all your old prints and albums so they can fit in your pocket or be sent all over the world? Archive all those old photos, videos, and slides today! Turn all your bulky, old and fragile physical media into sharable, safe, and permanent digital media! It’s easy and you’ll get peace of mind knowing your precious memories are protected.

Backup Your Phone Photos

Don’t you think it’s time you freed all those precious moments “stored” on your phone? Let’s be real. Accidents happen, phones break, and Facebook & Instagram aren’t considered great backup storage. Backup your images & videos before it’s too late!

Capturing Fireworks!

Did someone say “let’s take some firework photos”? Stress no more, we’ve got FOUR QUICK TIPS that will help you get the best firework images from your point-and-shoot or compact camera!

  1. Turn off the flash
  2. Use Landscape mode
  3. Use a tripod to stabilize the shots
  4. Do not zoom your lens