It’s that time of year again—leaves are on the ground and pumpkin-spice is in the, well, everything. You may be feeling prepared for the big day—costumes purchased, scary decorations up, extra-large bag of candy sitting at home—but if you really want to put your best ruby slipper forward this Halloween, there is one more thing you should be thinking about: Your makeup.
Halloween photos are some of the most treasured memories at any age—there is so much joy to be had in the fantastical costumes and good times spent with family and friends. But so often these pictures turn out to be more “tricky” than “treat.” No one wants to remember shiny foreheads or washed out faces—all of which can be avoided by following these professional Halloween makeup tips!
Innovations in technology helped to propel his business, he says. “I’d love to take credit and think it was something I thought of. I was forced to rethink my business. People stopped bringing in rolls of film. I had to innovate to continue with my passion…. Over the years, I’ve been very fortunate because of technology.” He gives a lot of credit to the many photo apps for sharing and storing digital images and to “Throwback Thursday,” because it’s popular to post old pictures electronically.
“It’s so much fun to go back to family events and holidays,” he said, but slides and analog (hard copy) photos are not easily shared and the history can be lost. Photo sharing apps are only uploading recent pictures from smartphones, digital cameras and other digital media. ScanMyPhotos.com solved that. It’s kind of like magic to see how quickly your photos can be digitized. Then can be shared with friends, relatives.”
Goldstone estimates there are 3 ½ trillion analog photos in the world. His company scans and digitizes 300,000 photos a day, as many as 300 per minute per machine on equipment manufactured by Kodak. ScanMyPhotos.com takes digital photos, 35mm slides, film negatives, VHS tapes, APS film cartridges, and 8, 16, and 35 mm films and turns them into digital files stored on DVDs or flash drives. He suggests uploading the files to the cloud and purchasing extra flash drives for sharing with family members and keeping in a safe deposit box.
No matter what type of camera you have—smartphone, point-and-shoot, DSLR, mirrorless camera, etc.—learning photography composition rules will only improve the quality of the pictures you take.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite composition rules to use on your next shoot. You don’t need to memorize these rules or strictly follow them, but keeping them in mind will help you to expand your photography style.
When ScanMyPhoto’s customer Melissa Mayberry’s mother found out she was terminally ill, she began to sort through all her things to give her most valuable possessions to her children. As the oldest, Melissa was placed in charge of the boxes of photos her mother had stored in her home.
“After receiving the boxes, I looked through them briefly. Sometimes I wasn’t even sure who the people were in the photos, but I knew I had to keep them safe for my mom. What if there was a fire or flood? I had to do something and the reality is: no one has the time to sit down and scan in thousands of photos.”
So wanting to avoid the lengthy photo-scanning process she had attempted in the past, Melissa found ScanMyPhotos online and purchased a Pre-Paid Photo Scanning Box
“When someone close to you dies, you get more attached to material items—specifically, photos. So with my mom’s photos I was concerned about getting them back safely once I shipped them to ScanMyPhotos. But it was very easy, and very good across the board.”
There was, however, one slight hiccup in Melissa’s ScanMyPhotos experience—and it was one of those things that definitely happened for a reason.