Erika Thornes describes taking photos for other people. Remember your audience Erika thornes says. Do you need to keep photos after you deliver them? Erika thornes talks about when to keep client photos. Keeping photos from professional events and gigs. Do you deep archive or save photos. are these image part of your family story?
- [Voiceover] Audience.…We're gonna dive a little deeper…into talking about audience.…It's not adoring fans,…but you gotta think about it in terms of…who's gonna want the pictures later?…So who are these photos for?…This is my neighbor and friend and their daughter was…in the ICU and they wanted me to come…and document this moment in their family's story.…So I came and I shot these great photos…that are very crucial for them,…and for their family memory, and for their archive,…and to preserve.…They're not necessarily photos…that I need to keep personally.…
Should I still save them?…Is it part of my story, as we talked about?…No, it's my neighbor's story but they're awesome people.…Do I find any gems in there?…Absolutely, I found some gems…and I've pulled those aside to save in my portfolio…so maybe I can help other people document…their family stories.…Have I delivered these?…Yeah, I've delivered them.…I've sent them to them and I've also uploaded them…to my website so that they can reget them later,…just in case they lose them…
Backup is important, but it's not enough. Using keywords and other organizational features is also important—but also not enough. A complete, long-term photo archiving strategy involves multiple techniques: identifying those shots you want to preserve for generations, and then taking the steps necessary to make that happen. In this course, photographer and family historian Erika Thornes outlines a roadmap for storing, sharing, and archiving your family's story through pictures. From culling and keywording, to backing up and producing archival prints and photo books, Erika details the steps that will make your collection of digital images accessible now and in the future.
- Getting organizing
- Culling the best images
- Saving two local copies of each photo
- Storing photos on the cloud
- Posting photos to social media
- Printing photos
- Accessing archived images easily