10 Tips for Making Your #ThrowbackThursday A Viral Hit

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My mom with me, when I was about the same age as my son, is now.

 

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Mitch Goldstone as a boy in 1967 at Disneyland with his father, who died two years later. “Imagine if someone had tossed this?” he asks. Instead, a photo restoration made the old photo look new again. (Courtesy of www.scanmyphotos.com)

Recently, here at ScanMyPhotos.com, we polled a population of our customers to find out what their key motivators were for digitizing their analog snapshots. We expected to hear that people were looking to preserve family history, or salvage crumbling photo albums from Father Time.

We figured social media would play into their plans, but boy was we surprised when we found out that 45 percent of our new customers traced their motivation back to the viral hit #ThrowbackThursday!

 

If you are a social media fan, especially if you love Instagram where the #ThrowbackThursday (#tbt) phenomenon started back in 2011, then you are already familiar with the raucous laughter that this trend brings to the end of a work week.

After spending way too much office time surfing #tbt pictures, we realized that folks might like a little creative suggestion to help them make the most of their Thursday photo fun. So, here we have our top 10 considerations for getting the most out of your #ThrowbackThursday.

 

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Create a New Year’s Resolution Vision Board for 2019

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADid you know that one of the biggest recent break-out pop stars, Meghan Trainor, created a vision board to map out her success? Before she made it to the top of the charts, she used a vision board to remind her of what she wanted to achieve, including a record deal, and a photo of the Grammy’s. Trainor then went on to achieve those things and more—and you could do the same in the coming New Year.


Now’s the perfect time to create a New Year’s resolution vision board that will help you paint the picture you want to see for your life in 2019.


What is a vision board?


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How to Take Remarkable Holiday Photos

Santa Gets a Bear HugBetween the excitement, non-stop activity, and inevitable exhaustion, it can be incredibly hard to snap holiday photos that truly capture the happiness, surprise, and delight of the season.


Here are some tips on how to snap not one, but many, remarkable holiday photos:


Take “tight” shots


Move in close to your subject, whether it’s the entire family, or just the kids, so they fill up the entire frame. If you’re taking candid shots, zoom in so as not to distract the subject. Tight shots produce photos that are much more impressive and impactful than ones filled with distractions.



Snap an excessive amount of photos


This is especially true when you are trying to take a group shot because capturing everyone looking perfect at once is a monumental task. Adjust the settings on your camera to burst or continuous mode so it will take photos in rapid succession – and snap away. Take more photos than you think you will need. You can always delete the awful ones later!


Turn off the flash when indoors


If you are taking photos indoors, turn off the flash to prevent the artificial light it emits from making a photo appear “flat.” During the day, position your subjects near a window (but not in front of it!) to take advantage of the natural light. At night, turn on every light in the room and light up the space like a stadium.


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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 Holiday Deals for Photography Lovers

family Christmas photoIt’s the most wonderful sale time of the year—Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 will be here before you know it!


Are you ready to take advantage of some fantastic camera and photography deals?  If so, we’ve scoured the interwebs and uncovered holiday sales we know ScanMyPhotos’ customers will love (including a big one from yours truly!).


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ScanMyPhotos.com Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA

We’re pulling out all the stops with our most popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale!


When you buy two prepaid photo scanning boxes, you’ll get the third FREE—including free shipping and the return of your digital media, pay just $19.95 extra for returning your photos. *You MUST order three boxes to instantly receive the third box free. If you only order two boxes, the discount will not be applied. Ready, Set. Order.



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5 Ways to Make Graduation Photos Special

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Graduation is one of the most important moments in a person’s life, and photos of this moment remain uniquely untainted. Looking at them years from now, only pride and a sense of accomplishment will last the distance of time.

 

Unlike weddings, family reunions or photos with your college girlfriends where divorce, family conflict and that time your roommate hooked up with your boyfriend leap to mind with one scroll through your album, graduation photos are forever happy. These days, grads are coming up with creative ways to capture the moment.

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