Millions Get Nostalgic With Photos Every Thursday During #TBT

TBT RulesA sizzling hot trend in social media happens every Thursday. From celebrity baby photos to average social networking fans sharing yesteryear family celebrations, millions of people are having fun and getting nostalgic by sharing their decades of rediscovered legacy photo snapshots during ‘Throwback Thursday’ [“#TBT”].
Even businesses are adopting this online sensation by sharing long forgotten photo flashbacks when their companies were just starting out. Casinos in Las Vegas are a fun example to view legendary buildings of yesteryear and famous luminaries on immense vintage marquee signs which are no longer with us.
“Posting old pictures from your childhood to 1980’s-style fashions on leading social media platforms is easy, just include the “TBT” Hash tag. The challenging part is how to get thousands of analog pictures and 35mm slides digitalized; that is where ScanMyPhotos.com plays an integral role. Nearly 45% of all our photo digitization orders worldwide are linked to people participating in ‘Throwback Thursday,’” said Mitch Goldstone, president & CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com.

 

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Photo Tips to Capture your Graduate’s Big Day

As Yoda once said, “Graduations lead to emotions, emotions lead to stress” (OK, I may have that a little wrong) but a well prepared photographer will have one less thing to worry about on this big day for the graduate in your family. Follow these tips and tricks to capture this important event.
 

Be Prepared

  • Make sure your camera’s battery is fully charged
  • Clear your memory card to maximize space for new photos
  • Put your freshly cleaned memory card back into your camera
  • Review your owner’s manual if it has been a while since you used the camera to unsure you aren’t fumbling with the it while special moments pass you by
  • Lastly, take some test pictures the night before to ensure all is working properly.

 
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Remember those that Served in your Family, Digitally Preserve those Photos

after_21before_21This Memorial Day, thank the veteran, whether living or lost, in your family by having their photos, negatives and slides scanned. What better way to pass along your own family’s personal history by having those old photos of those that served our country permanently preserved for future generations.
 

I recently did this for my father-in-law. He had a photo of himself at 18 in Vietnam which had faded over the years. To add injury to insult, their cat thought it would be a good chew toy so this priceless memory had not only begun to fade just from old age, but had seen numerous cat teeth holes poked throughout the photo. This was a photo he had only this one 3″x3″ copy of; no negative, no backup of any kind. When this photo was gone, it was going to be gone.
 
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‘From Fleeting to Forever’ – New E-Book Makes Memories Everlasting

ScanMyPhotos has been mentioned in a new book about preserving your digital photos and videos.

 

From Fleeting to Forever book coverIs there anything more important than our memories? Most of us spend endless hours snapping pictures and recording video in an effort to preserve and recall the best moments in life. According to research analyst firm, IDC, consumers take about 266 million photos each day, or about 97 billion photos every year, and those numbers are expected to rise year-over-year.
 

While smartphones and digital cameras have made it easier than ever to capture every fleeting moment, they’ve also created some unique challenges: many of our cherished photographic memories are locked away on computer hard drives or camera memory cards never to see the light of day again. These images are not only gathering virtual dust, they’re also vulnerable to hard drive crashes that could erase them forever.
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