Erika thornes talks about helping the future how the art behind culling photos. Erika Thornes describes how to use historical context to pick what images should be saved. Erika Thornes teaches telling the family story. How to determine if images are part of your life story and need to be preserved. Preserving moments in a lifetime of photos.
- [Voiceover] Let's dive a little bit deeper…into historical context.…Historical context is important.…It is thinking about how do these images fit in…with your family's story?…How do you want to preserve them?…Is this part of your life…that you want to pass on for future generations?…Is this part of your life…that you want other people in the future…to be able to look for and find?…These images I absolutely love.…My brother and sister-in-law were having a new baby,…and this was the gender reveal party.…They invited all of the cousins and brothers and sisters…there to find out…that it's a girl!…It's an exciting time in our family,…and everybody was super happy about it,…even Noah,…who was going to have another young lady in his life.…
It is something that we wanted to preserve…for our family's story.…These are the best of the best of those images.…The rest of them, I've deleted.…But these photos tell our family's story,…and are part of our legacy.…Historical context is so important when selecting images,…because it helps us tell our family story in a clear,…
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