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What to Expect from a Photography Class

Some people have no problem using their camera and seem to have an innate ability to take fantastic photos.


But most of us are more comfortable with a camera after taking a few lessons or a course. If you’re one of these people, here are a few things you should know beforehand:



What You’re Getting Into: Do some research to find the right photography class! Think about what you like, what you would like to develop more in your photography or what you’d like to learn about. Use that information to choose your course. Knowing what you’re signing up for will not only ensure you enjoy yourself, but it will make life a lot easier for the workshop organizers and your classmates.


Where You Put Your Camera Manual: We know it’s big and boring-looking, but the camera’s manual can really help you troubleshoot your technology. Chances are, your instructor won’t be able to work with you one-on-one to figure out exactly how the different focus modes work on your specific camera. So, knowing how your equipment works (or at least knowing where you can find the manual online) can help.



Be Ready to Go Beyond the Assignment: When you’re first learning, you’ll probably need to take more photos than you think for your assignments. If you are taking a traditional darkroom class and a teacher asks for four final images, you will probably shoot at least two rolls of film. If you aren’t happy with the results, keep shooting! It’s the only way to learn.


 

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Why decades-past photographs are getting people to mingle at parties

Using nostalgia from years-past photographs to engage everyone at your next party to mix and mingle


The biggest challenge to create a fun way to ease strangers into the conversation is how to get people talking. How to have all guests get the conversation started as they arrive at your home or corporate gathering to engage and relate to each other? This trending social gathering icebreaker tip works by displaying everyone’s nostalgic pictures on your TV as they arrive.


Displaying everyone’s nostalgic pictures on your TV is a trending icebreaker for social gatherings.



At ScanMyPhotos.com, having digitized 500 million family photos, we often hear of creative ways people are using their decades-past rediscovered photo snapshots.


This social engagement tip has been trending at ScanMyPhotos as a fun and innovative way to use pictures to connect people together.


As the dinner party, family reunion or corporate event,’s invitations are sent out, this creative tip will get the party started with everyone talking, laughing and sharing stories.


Along with the traditional invitations, ask guests to revisit their decades-past favorite pictures which share a story, their seminal moments and past adventures. To go back in time, request that the photos not be recent pictures from a smartphone, but digitized pictures from their analog photo albums.

 


The memories spanning decades of past memories. Select categories, such as travel, goofy pictures, holidays, home, childhood adventures, first car, school and more. But warn guests that the pictures will be shared in a public forum, so nothing too personal or revealing.



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Coming Soon to ScanMyPhotos: a Unique Travel Surprise

Next ‘new-new’ thing in personalized tech/travel experiences as your family surprises you at your hotel, cruise cabin or airline seat with your lifetime of photos digitized, uploaded to view during your journey.


Through tech innovations and creative new ways to celebrate your family is with photos. Coming soon is a unique way to unite travelers with their nostalgic pictures.


ScanMyPhotos.com, which has digitized 500 million pictures and is a new conduit and gateway to share photo content in a unique way.

Picture this: a new, personalized tech experience as people are surprised with a gift so special that they’ll cry (happy tears), and watch and enjoy for hours!  As you enter your cabin on a cruise ship, hotel room, or sit back in flight at your assigned seat, the magic begins. A personalized welcome message appears, you sign in and become surprised as you watch your lifetime of newly digitized photos uploaded to view during your journey.

As hefty ‘resort fees, to checked luggage charges have become the consternation for travelers, this unique Photo Entertainment Experience is priceless and one-of-a-kind.


It is new revenue generator for hotels, airlines and cruise ships to personalize your experience. This new service from ScanMyPhotos.com is launching to connect people with a travel photo package ordered online to celebrate special events.

The process: gather your family or friends’ decades-past photos, have ScanMyPhotos.com digitize all to upload. and link to a special online experience by entering the guest’s destination, hotel, airline or cruise itinerary to surprise them.

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