Picturing Major Life Events – Part 4: Starting and Growing a Family

growing a familyLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Follow the story with these prior narratives:


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks
Part 3: Getting Married and Combining Families


Part 4: Starting and Growing a Family


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Astrophotography 101: How to Take Pictures of Stars

pictures of starsThe night sky is truly awe-inspiring. We look up to see the vastness of our universe and are greeted by an infinite amount of dim twinkling lights. On a crystal clear night, when the sky is in perfect focus, the first thing many of us want to do is take pictures of stars—aka, astrophotography.


The only downside, however, is the night sky is notoriously difficult to film.


But with the right gear, spot, and settings, anyone can take star pictures so they can show them off on Instagram or keep as a memento for years to come.


Here’s what you’ll need to do:


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How to Make a New Year’s Resolution Stick

resolutionGetting organized is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions to make—and it’s a resolution we wholeheartedly endorse, especially when it comes to preserving your precious memories. But as the year wears on, the likelihood of achieving these resolutions wanes.

 

In order to help you stick to your resolution, we pulled together a list of tricks that will make it much easier in 2017.

 

Break your big resolution into smaller goals

 

If your resolution feels insurmountable, then it will be! See if you can break out your big goal into smaller more manageable goals. For example, if your resolution is “Get more organized,” try breaking it out into smaller tasks like:

 

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Apple’s New Hidden Gem: iOS 10 Automatically Organizes Photos

iOS10The last estimated count of stored digital photos in existence was 4.9 trillion in 2014. It was also projected that by 2017, this number will jump up to 4.9 trillion1.

 

So, yes, digital clutter is a very real phenomenon. Since the popularity of digital cameras, and now our phone’s ability to take a seemingly endless amount of photos wherever we are, the amount of digital photo clutter is only going to continue to increase.

 

But with the new release of Apple’s iOS 10, organizing digital photos just got a whole lot easier.

 

Facial recognition technology

 

Anyone who’s updated to the new iOS 10 platform on their iPhone is in for a treat. In addition to a newly designed Music app and Autocorrect’s new ability to give contextual predictions, your iPhone is also ready to help you better organize your digital photos.

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How New iPhone App The Roll is Raising the Bar for Photos

the rollHold onto your boots—you are about to be as excited as we are about The Roll, a brand-new iPhone app that is changing how people interact with their photos in a big way! Using an impressive technology called EyeEm Vision, this app solves problems you didn’t even know you had—until now.

 

Here are three ways The Roll will change your life:

 

RATING YOUR PHOTOS 

 

Before: You spend hours culling through the photos from your trip to Italy, trying to choose which Tuscan hillside scenes and pasta pics are worth sharing with your family.

 

After: The app gives each picture a score from 0-100 based on its artistic quality—the higher the score, the better the photo. Your best trip photos have already been chosen!

 

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