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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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Why ScanMyPhotos Celebrates and Fosters Diversity of People and Ideas

diversityFor over 26 years, our customers from across the nation have entrusted their precious memories into our care. We’ve received photos of family vacations, historic moments, and so many smiling and happy faces of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.

 

Every picture we scan represents a true portrait of our nation and our world. Each one arrives at ScanMyPhotos to be preserved without prejudice or reservation.

 

Our photo scanning technology doesn’t care or discriminate who’s in the picture. As each snapshot carefully passes through the digitization process, a memory is preserved. In light of current events, this is a process we all need to adopt.

 

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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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3 Simple Tips to Try this National Simplify Your Life Week

simplify your lifeThe first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week and this is one holiday we can definitely get on board with—especially considering we were recently featured in Real Simple Magazine. (It doesn’t get simpler than that!)

 

So, if you, like us, want to take advantage of this holiday and simplify your life, we’ve got some handy tips to help you along the way. Check it out:

 

Take advantage of technology

 

There are so many apps and tech services out there that can make life so much easier. The following are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using tech to your advantage:

 

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