Honoring Veteran’s Day With Your Best Memories

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Thank You to All Who Serve: Honoring Veteran’s Day
Honoring Those Who ServeOn Veteran’s Day and every day, we’d like to take this time to thank all veterans for their service. Our country’s foundation was built on the shoulders of the strong men and woman who have served and worked hard to keep our freedom free.

 

We’d also like to encourage everyone to preserve the legacy of the veterans in their lives. We love seeing our customers’ photos of parents or grandparents in uniform. These are treasured pictures, let’s continue to keep them safe.

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Protecting the Freedom Train
Marines standing guard on the Freedom Train
Two Marines standing guard on the Freedom Train circa 1948 Have a great vintage shot you’d like to see featured here? Share it with us on Facebook!


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Snow scenes are full of bright white color. Your camera will see this and will try to turn all the pure white into grey, leaving the resulting photo looking like a portrait of dirty snow. So, you have to trick your camera in order to take an accurate image of the snowy scene.
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Vintage Historic Photos

In an era where technology enables us to take 30 selfies in a row just to post the best one, there’s something refreshing about vintage photography. An old photo captured in a spontaneous, unfiltered moment can feel magical-it’s the past coming back to life.

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How to Put Together a 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo Book

ScanMyPhotos customers send us boxes of family memories for photo scanning every day for numerous reasons, and we have been noticing a trend lately: More and more people are creating photo books to mark special occasions.

 

Mary with her parents in 1968.

Mary with her parents in 1968.

One of those customers is Mary Mitchell, who put together a 50th wedding anniversary album for her parents to chronicle their many happy years together. Unlike creating a photo book out of already-digital photos, Mary had to first get hundreds of photos digitized. Talk about a big project!

 

Of course, it was also a fun project. As Mary told me over the phone, “There was a trip that my parents took my brother and I on – I was 12 and he was 8 – to the Bahamas. Back then, it was the height of sophistication and elegance. Just looking at how young my parents looked – it was like holy cow, I can’t believe it was that long ago!”

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Are Your Memories Safe? West Coast and Beyond Brace for El Niño

Winter is coming—and this one promises to be hard-hitting.

 

The West Cost, in particular, is facing a possible El Niño season. It seems as though the effects of El Niño may already be under way with unusual hurricanes, warm ocean temperatures, and an increase in rain fall. For California and coastal regions, the heavy rainfall could mean flash floods and mudslides. For places like Colorado, this could mean harsh winter storms with heavy snowfall.

 

The predicted below-average temperatures combined with the forecasted above-average perception could spell disaster for residents throughout the southern half of the U.S.

 

Here at ScanMyPhotos, we’ve been locked onto this developing El Niño story, hoping to gauge the coming intensity and impact. For us, impending storms are serious business.

 

We’ve heard countless stories about how natural disasters wiped away hundreds of year’s worth of photos, videos, and precious memories. And, as weather man Al Roker said, “Doesn’t even have to be a disaster, you could have a flood in your basement and you’ve lost everything.”

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