Whether you’re a budding photographer or a full-blown pro, there’s nothing better than drawing inspiration from the stunning photos of your fellow artists.
Fortunately for us, there are a ton of fabulous photographers on Instagram who are using the app to snap a picture and share with the world—no gallery admission required!
Some of the following photogs may not be professional shooters, but the photos they take are worth exploring. Check it out:
Turn Your Snapshots Into Digital Photos
We take a lot of digital photos, and free online storage options for those photos are available all over the place. From Dropbox, to OneDrive, to Flikr, and even Google Photos there are loads of places to store all of the selfies, food pics, and other assorted photos that our phones and digital cameras have allowed us to easily take.
But what about your old family photos? You know, the ones that had to be set up, taken on film, and developed? I’d wager that many of us (myself absolutely included) have a stash somewhere of photo albums, boxes of photos, slides, and negatives that are just sitting in storage, or collecting dust somewhere in your house. What would you do if those photos were suddenly gone?
That horrible possibility is ever-present. From flooded basements, to the wildfires that we’ve seen on the news, to the simple passing of time degrading the paper the photos are printed on there’s definitely a clock ticking on these photos. A digital backup is definitely a great way to avoid any of these disasters, and I’ve personally considered going through and scanning many of the photos that I have stored away but that is just a daunting task that always seems to get put off for another day (or in my case, weeks and months).
Thankfully there are other options. ScanMyPhotos.com is a service that does, well, exactly what their name says. The company has been in business for over 25 years and have really gotten the whole scanning thing down. They will handle your photos, slides, negatives, and even video transfer and photo restoration. Their most popular service is photo scanning and there are even a few different ways to handle that. You can simply walk into their office with some photos, walk out with scanned copies of those photos, and that will cost you $.16 per photo.
The best option is probably the pre-paid photo box. For $145 (which includes 300 DPI scanning and free 3-way shipping) they’ll send you a USPS flat-rate box that you can fill with photos. You’ll be able to get roughly 1,800 photos in there which ends up at a cost of $.08 per photo at the default 300 DPI resolution. Simply box up your photos, send them in, and the team over at ScanMyPhotos.com will get to work.
When digital photos first blazed into the photography world, ScanMyPhotos customer Erin Stockford jumped right on the trend.
In the early years of digital, Erin developed a process for her photography: she would create printed duplicates of her photos and then would store the digital copies on the computer. Her massive digital photo collection featured smiling pictures of her three kids and family, and the fun times and heartwarming memories they shared together.
But the collection of analog and digital photos started to pile up, and, eventually, Erin stopped creating the printed copies.
Not too long after, disaster struck.
How many companies do you know that do not rely on advertising?
At ScanMyPhotos.com, our source for scoring raving fans and outreach for our e-commerce photo digitizing is from our customers. They are the reason for our 25-years of success. What this means is the money saved by doing no advertising – to promote our photo digitizing services – gets passed back. That is how we can scan about 1,800 pictures with free 3-ways delivery for just $145, and completed in just days, when ordering our popular prepaid fill-the-box service online.
Here is a sampling of customer comments we regularly receive.
ScanMyPhotos.com is great! I was nervous sending my photos all the way to California from Massachusetts as my photos are precious memories, scan my photos was great as soon as they received them they scanned them and I received my photos back within a week I sent them!! They don’t scan them in order, if you want it scanned in order you have to check the scan in order on the order form and it will cost you extra. This service is Great. I didn’t have to sit and scan all of my 2,000 photos by myself which would’ve taking awhile and now I have all my photos on a DVD and USB which take up less space then the 7 big photos albums I had.
August 03, 2015
Great service! Was very happy with them.
July 30, 2015
Excellent results! Cannot believe how nicely my 50-year old photos scanned onto the DVD. Also great communication from scanners while order was in progress. ScanMyPhotos has my trust! I will continue to use.
July 27, 2015
This service was very affordable compared to other local photo scan services. It’s important that the photos are the size specified. I had my measurements wrong, so I paid extra. But, still cheaper than doing it locally. Very nice, friendly staff.
July 27, 2015
It is a lot of work organizing and sizing, but the end result is worth all the trouble
July 17, 2015
I just uploaded the photos and was so pleased that they did my shots in “order” of years. I had bundled the photos into years of vacation photos and put an index card with dates on top. That was scanned and we followed in sequence. So happy that I did this…now I can eliminate a box of prints and just have the one CD!
July 16, 2015