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5 New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep in 2018

new year'sIt’s almost here—2018 snuck up on us and it’s now poised and ready to pounce! While we’re only a few short days away from the New Year, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the types of changes we’d like to bring with us into 2018.

 

Of course, most New Year’s resolutions usually don’t come to fruition, but this might be because, most of the time, we make resolutions that are more like chores than something we would actually enjoy keeping.

 

So, in order to start the New Year off on the right foot, we pulled together this list of New Year’s resolutions that we’ll actually want to keep in 2018.

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How to Take Incredible Party Photos

party photosWe are officially at the height of party season. Christmas and New Years will be here before you know it and we’ll be attending all sorts of parties and events to celebrate.

 

So, to ensure you’re snapping the best possible party photos at your next shindig, we pulled together the following list of tips and tricks.

 

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6 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas You Can Buy Right Online

holiday giftsWe’re in the final gift-buying stretch and if you haven’t crossed everyone off your list, then it’s time to get serious. But, if you’re like us, then the thought of heading out to the mall this weekend and having to deal with the crowds of people and picked over products is not ideal.

 

So, we say skip the madness and opt to give a last-minute online holiday gift that’s sure to be a hit. We’ve pulled together the following list of online gift ideas that your loved ones will absolutely love. Check it out:

 

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Surprising Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Print Photos

print photosIf you’re like most people, you have a lifetime worth of photos stored in your home. While you may be in the process of digitizing print photos taken before the Digital Age, it’s still essential to preserve your photos.


While you may think you’re doing everything to ensure analog pictures last for generations to come, you may be surprised to learn about the following three factors that can damage your favorite shots.


Underestimating the effect of indirect light


Most of us are aware that direct sunlight contributes to a photograph fading over time, but indirect light can be a factor as well. Even a bright lamp can cause similar negative effects. To preserve the vibrancy of your photos, keep framed shots under UV blocking glass. While this may add to the cost of framing, you’ll be glad you made the investment. If the photo is special enough to be framed, it’s worth preserving. And of course, always make a digital copy of framed photos.


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Like to keep snapshots on the fridge? Keep in mind these will fade and curl fast. And remember, if you need help restoring an old photo that’s showing signs of damage, we can help!


Storing precious memories in the basement or attic



The ideal environment for extending the life of your photos is one that’s dark, cool and dry. While attics and basements may be the perfect place to store old clothing or toys, it’s not good for photographs. Depending on where you live, basements can get too humid and are subject to flooding, while attics get hot in the summer if they don’t have climate control.


Instead, store your keepsakes on a bookshelf in your home. When it comes to print photos, the cooler and dryer, the better.


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