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Helpful Tips Blog: Organizing + Editing your Photos

August 29, 2019

When it comes to organizing photographs I think I need to take this advice into play! I have half of my process down really well and the other half I’m always working on. But here is what I do have in organizing and printing my digital photos on IPHONE + computer : 

1.CULL DOWN

Once a month, take 30mins, go through your iPhone photos and delete doubles + blurry photos, ones where they’re not looking at the camera, and underexposed photos. This must be done regularly or your iCloud storage + memory on your phone will be filled up. Remember QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. The best thing about looking at your grandparents photos are there are only a handful of images not 100000. Place value on 30 good images from a vacation rather than 100. You will thank yourself later because when there is clutter and too many photos you won’t want to go back through them. You will feel overwhelmed and won’t know what to do with them all. 

2. EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

I believe in the cloud but I also believe in hard copy storage. Invest in a 1 TB harddrive where you plug into your computer and transfer all your photos + documents over just incase anything would happen to your computer or if you forget your cloud storage password. 

List of good ones on amazon: 

3. CREATE FOLDERS 

I organize my photos on an external harddrive by year- month- names or event. For example: 

  • 2019
  • January 
  • Grace + Adam or Novalee’s 2nd Birthday 
  • I also export my file names like this: 
  • 2019-jan-Grace+Adam 
  • so I know exactly where it and the file name. No loosing photos anymore!! 

5. ALBUM + PRINTS

I’ve written so many blogs on this topic- here is one specifically about why I think printing is so important. But I will touch on the topic again here. 

Once your photos are off your iPhone and onto a harddrive backed up- now it’s time to actually enjoy your images off a screen and in your hands or walls. 

Printing your photography is SO SO SO important. Here are a few ideas to get them off your phone : 

  • Chatbooks from instagram
  • Artifact uprising
  • Blurb
  • Kiss wedding book once a year of big yearbook 
  • Big prints for your walls 

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