Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 2: The Last Gift

tales from the pictures we savedWelcome to this week’s episode of our new podcast: Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 

 

We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.

 

And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.

 

In this week’s episode one ScanMyPhotos customer assists a family on the creation of a very special gift.

 

Preview: “A photo is so much more than just a photo—each one is a moment of life and love captured as keepsakes. So if a single photo can mean so much, imagine compiling all the photos you’ve ever taken throughout your life. All those moments, smiling faces, breath-taking scenery, these snippets are like time capsules they help us remember all the good times. It’s hard to even describe how important these photos become—impossible to quantify the value.

Do you have a photo story to share?

 


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How to Photograph Fireworks: 6 Tips from Experts

Fireworks July 4, 2012 in Avalon, NJ

Fireworks July 4, 2012 in Avalon, NJ

July 4th is on Monday – are you ready? If part of your plans include watching a fireworks display and capturing it on film, you’re in luck. I scoured the web for top tips from experts on how to photograph fireworks, and there are 6 basic things they agree on. If I could sum up their advice, it would be this: Prepare beforehand.

 

Here’s how to photograph fireworks:

 

1. Use a real camera

 

You can certainly try to photograph fireworks with your smartphone, but the results will be less than stellar. Your smartphone’s camera is just not designed to take beautiful photos at night from a distance, so leave it at home and bring your real camera.

 

2. Bring your tripod and a remote release device

 

Unless you can hold your camera absolutely still for long periods of time, plan to bring your tripod and a remote release device with you. The reason is simple: You’ll need to use a slow shutter speed to let in as much light as possible. If your camera moves at all, its movement will affect the photos – and not in a good way.

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5 Tips for Taking Amazing Underwater Photos

underwater photosWith temperatures around the country going sky-high, let’s take this party down to sea-level. Or, at least, water-level. It’s time to grab an inner tube and head out to the nearest beach or pool – and hey, don’t forget your camera!

 

Taking photos in the water can be magical – everyday moments become gravity-defying, ethereal masterpieces. Whether you’re capturing shots of goofy kids, tropical fish, or attempting an ultimate ocean selfie, you’re sure to come away with photos (and memories) that you’ll want to hold onto when the days turn colder.

 

Here are 5 tips for making those underwater photos the best ever:

 

1. Get a camera that is (truly) water-safe

 

Waterproof cameras don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg – you can get a disposable one for as little as $6. If you have a little more to spend, here is a list of good options starting at $95. You can also get a special waterproof case for your smartphone, but buyer beware! Not all waterproof cases are meant for extended submersion – read the product specs carefully and do a test first in your sink to make sure all seams are sealed before trying it out in the real world.

 

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5 Photogenic Vacation Spots to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Photogenic Vacation Spots School is out, the weather is warm, and the urge to call out sick from work is becoming an actual sickness – must be vacation season! Wherever you choose to go, your phone or camera is likely primed to capture every drop of beauty you can squeeze out of your destination.

 

If you’re still planning your trip this summer, or just need to take 10 minutes to daydream about spectacular vistas, here are five photogenic vacation spots to explore:

 

1. Cinque Terre, Italy

 

Cinque Terre (meaning “five lands”) is a cluster of villages along the northwest Italian coast. Visitors to the area who hike between each of the five villages along rustic dirt paths will be rewarded with spectacular views of the colorful, terraced buildings against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. If you make it here, your camera will only stop clicking for as long as it takes to eat a bowl of pasta al pesto.

 

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ScanMyPhotos CEO Interview at the Internet Retailer Conference #IRCE16

Each year, 10,000 e-commerce businesses attend the Internet Retailer Conference (IRCE) in Chicago. ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone presented and addressed IRCE with this topic in June. During the conference, Mr. Goldstone was interviewed and shared insights on marketing and customer service experiences.

 

 

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY PROMOTE YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY (via Marketing Shepra)

 

 

 

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