4 Tips for Taking Excellent Beach Photos

beach photosShooting on location can be an exciting opportunity for any photographer—whether you’re an amateur or seasoned pro. And what better place to have a fun summer photo shoot than the beach? You can take your pick (pun intended) of action shots of friends riding the waves or get the whole family together to pose around the latest sand castle creation.

 

No matter what type of beach photos you decide to take, you can create some breathtaking photos given the right setting and lighting. But keep in mind that a beach photo shoot is not without its challenges. Consider these tips to optimize your pictures:

 

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ScanMyPhoto’s Customer Helps Grandparents Connect with Grandkids via Technology

grandparents connectThese days, it seems like the only people who understand technology are those born with an iPad in their hands. For the rest of us, the rapidly advancing tech can be a challenge to get a handle on. This is why ScanMyPhoto’s customer and proud grandfather Peter Farnsworth has made it his personal mission to use technology to connect with younger generations—specifically, the grandkids.

 

“When I became a grandparent I decided it would be a good time to transfer my knowledge to my grandchildren.” Peter explained. “I realized there is no shoe box in the attic for these kids, no sets of letters from grandma and grandpa. So, I wanted to use other things to develop a 1-1 relationship with each grandchild. I decided to create a blog for each grandchild stocked with the stories and photos I’ve amassed throughout my lifetime.”



As Peter started his 1-1 project, he realized others could benefit from the cool technology he uncovered during his research. The result is his novel: The New Grandparent’s Guide to Technology. 

 

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Why You Need to Digitize Photos and Preserve Them for Future Generations

digitize photosWhy and How to Digitize Photos For Future Generations. It’s This Easy


As technology continues to advance, the way in which we preserve our history is also changing. From cave drawings to oil paintings and from print photos to Snapchat selfies, it’s important for us to now digitize photos in order to keep them safe for future generations.

 

But if you need a few reasons why it’s important to digitize photos before it’s too late, then consider the following:



Print photos will eventually succumb to the elements

 

Unless you have your print photos stored in acid-free, archival-quality storage containers and kept in a temperature-controlled room away from sunlight, then your photos are at risk of getting destroyed by the elements. Of course, we definitely recommend doing everything you can to keep your print photos safe, but digitizing them is the only way to truly protect them from the elements.

 


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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 12: Connecting Past and Present

pastWelcome to this week’s episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 


 

We’ve spent the past 27 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, ScanMyPhotos customer Max Branscomb, explains how he used photos (36 albums, 5,300 pictures) show his friends the beautiful connection he had, and always will have, with his late wife.


Preview: We are all made up of moments. Our first steps, first words, first kiss—over time these moments accumulate like snowfall and shape our present reality. But, on the outside, no one else can see these moments and it can sometimes be hard for others to understand why we do the things we do or make the choices we make. This is where photos can help us share the moments that make up who we are. 


Do you have a photo story to share?

Contact us today and your tale could be featured on an upcoming episode!


This episode features music by Bensound.com. Max was voiced by voice over actor Timothy Callaway.   

 

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42 Reviews on the ScanMyPhotos Photo Scanning Experience

What is the Best Photo Scanning Service to Use?


Better than advertising is when orders arrive with messages describing how people found us. The best answer is always, “referred by a friend.” And, here is a sampling of what happens after pictures are digitized and returned. These comments are from ScanMyPhotos customers, who we so appreciate.


 

 

Julie W: Quick service. I appreciated that. The pictures were scanned beautifully; they look amazing! Thanks! Will use service again!


Thomas B: This service worked great and exactly as advertised. Put your pics in bundles, ship them in, and get your pics and a DVD back in about two weeks. Easy!!

Gabriel P: Received my pictures and they looked great! Happy with the quality of the pictures..


 

 


Krista H: Everything went exactly as described. They kept me updated along the way as to where my photos were and in what stage of the process. And I received my photos back in perfect condition. I LOVED the service and even more, the cost.



Kathryn S, Jul 26, 2017: Quick service and good results.


M. S, Jul 25, 2017:Everything you need to know is on the web sit but, if you still have questions (like I did) just call Scan My Photo. I received my pics along with DVD and memory stick in very little time. Every thing looks as good as the originals.


Trish S, Jul 24, 2017: Great service and quality results!


Lynda S, Jul 18, 2017: Excellent work – very professional


Laurie G, Jun 26, 2017: Great price, super fast service really satisfied.


 

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