5 Photo Challenges You’ll Want to Participate in on Social Media

photo challengesSocial media has changed the way in which we share and take pictures. Facebook personally ushered in the rise of the selfie while Instagram made food photography an everyday occurrence. These days, we’re so used to seeing our friends and loved ones share pictures and posts that it’s fun to step outside our comfort zones and participate in some photo challenges.


The following list includes five fun photo challenges you’ll want to try out. Some have been around forever and a few are currently trending. Check it out.

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The ScanMyPhotos Insane One Cent Photo Scanning Deal, Here’s Why

photo scanning dealONE CENT PHOTO SCANNING

What can you buy for one cent? Over a hundred years ago, a penny could buy you a train ticket, a copy of The New York Tribune, or a pledge to support the women’s suffrage movement. These days, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find any item that costs just one cent—until now.

In honor of ScanMyPhotos’ 28th anniversary in business, we’ve decided to celebrate by harkening back to the good ol’ days—the days that are often captured in the vintage print photos our customers send to us to scan. For a limited time, you can take advantage of our One Cent Photo Scanning Sale and celebrate our 28-year milestone with us.

Yup, for just a penny each, you can, scan, digitize, and preserve your precious print photos.

We’re offering this insane deal as a thank-you to those individuals responsible for our nearly three decades of success in business: our cherished customers (and employees).

How to scan your photos for one cent each

From now until October 15, 2017, you can enjoy a 1¢ rate for each photo you send using our Pay-Per-Scan Photo Scan Service.* CLICK TO ORDER


Each customer can send a limit of 20,000 standard (3×5″ – 8×10″) photos to scan at this rate, but you must include a printout of our promotional flyer in with your order (promotional flyer below). The fine print* stuff is posted below, and a $20 minimum charge is required, but that applies towards all of the popular add-on features and towards the return S/H charge


Promotional flyer

You must print out this below flyer (or the entire blog post) and include it with your order to receive the discounted photo scanning rate!

photo scanning

How to pack your photos for scanning and shipping to ScanMyPhotos

Watch this video:

Or you can check out these step-by-step instructions.

For more information about the photo scanning process with ScanMyPhotos check out these articles and videos:

And of course, a BIG thanks goes out to all of our customers (and wonderful staff) both past and future! Without you, we wouldn’t have such a momentous occasion to celebrate!



  • This offer is not eligible for our Prepaid Fll-The-Box Service, or any other service, other than “pay per photo scanning,” just for this.
  • Return S/H not included
  • $20 minimum charge per order
  • If no printout is included with your photos, no refund afterwards, or discount applies. Photos must be prepared as described in the above preparation guidelines
  • Terms and restrictions may change, and applicable sales tax may apply.
  • Other vouchers, discounts, promo codes, or prior order reimbursements can be applied to this special promo.

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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 7: Managing the Estate of a Deceased Loved One

estateLife 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.

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
Part 5: Ancestry Research and Genealogy

Part 6: Managing Memories through Separation or Divorce

Managing the Estate of a Deceased Loved One

There is a ton of stress involved with the passing of a loved. The grief, the arrangements, the services—all of those things alone are enough to deal with it, but then there’s the estate to worry about as well.

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