How to Capture Action Shots During Fall Sports and Activities

Kids playing soccerFall is the perfect time for hiking, biking, and playing sports. The weather is clean, crisp, and refreshing – and it’s our last hurrah before hibernation mode sets in. It’s also one of the most scenic times of the year to take amazing photos your family and friends in action. You’ll want to capture every dynamic moment fall has to offer, whether you’re heading to the big homecoming football game, hiking up a nearby mountain or practicing soccer with the kids.


There is one slight problem – capturing motion in photography can be difficult to pull off. To help, we’ve pulled together the following tricks and tips around how to capture action shots that you can use this fall:


Get in on the action


If you’re looking for interesting angles and unique expressions for an action shot, try moving with the players along the sidelines or lying down in the grass and aiming your lens up at the subject (preferably out of harm’s way). Don’t be afraid to get creative with where you place your camera—the result will make for some really impactful photos that you may have missed otherwise.

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Three more reviews on

Here are three more recent reviews of, the ecommerce photo digitization service. See excerpt, click on below title to read the entire review.


ON COMPUTERS We recently used to have a big box of our favorite old photos scanned and placed on a DVD. They charged [$99] but it was worth it. We then used to store them online, and this was free.


THE JOYFUL ORGANIZER Now, there are so many better ways to organize, view, use and honor your photos.  So how do you go from the boxes (or even totes!) full of photos to being able to use and see them?  I decided that I was never going to find the time to scan them all in, label them and back them up. So I tried


LIFE WITH RILEY Several weeks ago, I sent about 1,000 photos from boxes in my basement to a service called ScanMyPhotos. For a set fee, they will send you a pre-paid USPS box to fill with as many photos as you can fit in the box.

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How to Keep Digital Photos Safe in the Cloud

How to Keep Your Digital Photos Safe in the CloudThe recent celebrity photo-hacking incidents have brought up serious concerns about cloud storage security, and it has sparked more than its fair share of debate, but there’s still one big question left burning: Just how safe is it to use cloud services to store your photos and other digital assets?


Though our specialty is scanning photos, all of us here at ScanMyPhotos use digital cameras just like you, and we regularly upload and store digital photos in the cloud. We also take great pride in the level of security and privacy we offer our clients, so we’d like to help ease the concerns about digital storage by shedding some light on cloud security.


To put things into context, it helps to think of the cloud the same way you would think of your house. A house sitting alone on a hill with the doors wide open is an easy target for thieves. If you want to make sure no one breaks into your home, you’ll need to add layers of security, like installing locks, setting up a burglar alarm or maybe even adopting a large dog.

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Surprise: Even Millenials Need Photo Scanning

Julie Ann Williams at St. Thomas University

Julie Ann Williams at St. Thomas University in 2004

When it comes to photos, Julie Ann Williams is a typical Millenial. She snaps photos with her smartphone and stores them in the cloud. But, she is old enough to also have plenty of printed photos, some from high school and some from college – and of course she needed photo scanning for those.


“I had all these boxes of photos lying around, and I thought it would be so great to get rid of them and have them digitally,” she told me. “It was a lot work to scan them myself, so I bought a Groupon for ScanMyPhotos.”


Yes, she said “get rid of them” – she’s a Millenial, remember?


Unfortunately, Julie Ann ran into a few issues when she sent her box in – but that also meant she got to experience ScanMyPhotos’ stellar customer service.

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