Yeah, it's almost spring! I am so ready for warm weather, flowers and sunshine. With spring also comes that urge to clean and start fresh. If you have always hesitated to start your photo organizing project, I hope this blog gives you some steps to make a fresh start.
Step 1: Gather everything into one location
Go on a search, checking all drawers, envelopes, boxes or shelves and bring all the printed photos, albums, frames and memorabilia into a central location that you can dedicate to your organizing space.
Step 2: Set up your space, so that it works for you
Giving yourself a dedicate space will make it easier for you to stay motivated with your project. Having to drag things out and put them away each time, makes it harder to stay focused. Set up a table for spreading out your photos.
If that is not an ideal arrangement for you - don't worry you can still get it done! Get a bunch of empty boxes or bins from the dollar store to sort the photos into. You can then just gather the boxes up after each photo organizing session and tuck them away.
Collect some supplies. In addition to the boxes/bins you might need post-it notes, index cards, and a photo safe pen or pencil.
Step 3: Start sorting your photos
Open up any box, envelope or album and get started. This step is when you are gathering like items together. We are not really focused on eliminating duplicates at this step -- However -- I always note that if you clearly have an envelope of duplicates. You know like when we used to always get doubles, it would be ok at this step to either trash the doubles or put them aside if you think their may be someone else that may like to have the copies.
Start grouping the photos by years or decades, or you can sort by eras such as childhood, teenage years, college, etc. Another way to sort could be by theme: birthdays, vacations, sports, holidays, etc. Use the post-it notes or cards to mark your piles of photos and at the end of each session if you need to, put them into the boxes and away. Just having a plan and getting started are the 2 biggest hurdles, before you know if you will have an organized photo collection to share.
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For many people, organizing their photos is a daunting task. A task that comes with a list of emotions and a genuine struggle to know where to begin. And that is OK! Take it step by step and you will get there.
Like any big project, one of the first steps of photo organization is to picture the end result. As with any goal, you must have a specific vision and a timeline for completion. Having that end goal will give you direction and incentive to keep going.
What is your end goal?
This list shows a few of the goals someone might have for their photos. If you would like help determining your goal, a photo manager can help.
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Canva helps you create engaging content and create content consistently -- even if you have little to no graphic design skills. It is an online based graphic design tool that utilizes the drag-and-drop feature to help you create professional layouts.
What can you Create with Canva?
Canva offers a variety of content types from social media posts to flyers to process charts, they have templates for them all. If you can’t find the template you are looking for you can create a custom project. Plus, Canva continues to add more content types all the time.
How do you design in Canva?
Canva offers lots of tools to help you out with your design. They use a drag-and-drop functionality that allows you to add images, text, charts, backgrounds and more. Many of the features of the design area or “canvas” are similar to word processing or other design programs making it easier for you to start designing right away. Features such as changing your typeface, style, color, line spacing and alignment.
Can you add photos or graphics?
Canva has lot of images to choose from, many of them free and many for just a $1. You can also upload your own photos and graphics to use in your design or grab them from your cloud accounts. Once you choose an image you can apply filters, adjust the tint, brightness and more.
Can you share your design or work with team members?
Canva allows you to share you designs. Using the share button on the top right of the Canva screen you can: share to edit, share to use as a template or share a link to view.
What does Canva cost you?
This is the great thing – using Canva is free! Yes, there are items that may cost a minimal fee, such as some images or elements, however there are so many great templates you can use for free.
You created something, now what?
You created some great Instagram posts or marketing flyers, so now what can you do with them. Canva allows you to download the files to your computer, share a link, upload directly to social media or share to many different cloud locations. These are just a few of the choices.
This is just a brief look at what your small business can do with Canva. Learn more about my canva training -- tips and tricks to make you more efficient, as well as graphic design tips to make your designs stand out,
As small business owners we often wear many, if not ALL the hats of our business, including the marketing hat. It is just not practical, cost efficient or necessary to hire a full-time marketing person, but there are times we all need some help.
When that happens, wouldn’t it be nice to have an expert you can turn to, someone that is part of “your” team when you need them. The help you need may come in the form of graphic design, web updates, social media post, presentation design or brainstorming ideas to help you to come up with the next step.
Here are 10 tasks where I can help you as a Marketing Designer
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Tamara Guthard - Photo Manager | Marketing Designer