Emily D Courses
Emily offers two courses - the first, Chaos to Keepsake aims to tackle your entire library and give you the skills to undertake the mammoth task of organizing, printing and backing up. The second is an annual photobook making class designed to provide a calmer more gentler approach with one laser focused strategy. I believe the story of our lives is meant to be told. Making photobooks needn't be complicated and cumbersome. My courses are straight to the point, synthesize your options and in plain easy to understand language tell you what to do.
This course teaches you how to take your photos off your device and get them into your life. You will learn how to back up, organize, edit and print your photos. Whether you want a giant photo wall, to design books, print, organize stacks of existing paper photos this course is for you.
Chaos to Keepsake
This is a paint by numbers course - I lay out in step by step detail how to create an annual photobook - from the font you should use per chapter, the number of photos you need per month and where to print. It's all there plainly laid out for you. The course is broken into 4 parts and has a great video that shows you the entire process from start to finish. Instead of scrolling social media you can replace that time with mindlessly making your book because it's so straight forward to make
Why should you care about printing your photos?
The photographer in me wants you to know that digital files age like any other piece of technology. And, when technology ages it becomes more annoying and costly to access and make them communicate with current technology. Think of a digital photo as a VHS tape - you could certainly plug your VCR into your TV but the new smart TV’s would require a different plug to connect it and the picture would be pretty crummy. Digital photos are like a VHS tape - do yourself a favour and print them so you won't have issues in the future.
The mother, daughter, wife and memory keeper in me wants you to know that the photos you painstakingly take shrink a little bit every year. If you don't print your photos the rapidly advancing technology makes it so that you need to print them smaller and smaller.
Like many of you reading this - my only introduction to telling my family's story was watching my Mom print a roll of film after a special occasion, stand by the garbage when we got home and throw the closed eyes ones in the bin from there she would slip the rest into one of ten photobooks that live under her coffee table to this day. That’s it - the story of my parents pre kid life and my childhood are ready for me and my kids to consume every time we go for a visit. The difference between our parents and us is this - they only had one option in the 80’s and most of the 90’s so she didn’t have to think about it. She’s a naturally organized person who had one system and never faltered.
If you’re like me, and have a full and overflowing life join me in finally getting your images off your devices and into your life.
what people are saying
Emily’s photo book course has been just what I needed to stop procrastinating about the overwhelming number of pictures I needed to print. She provides really helpful advice and a method of tackling the pics in a way that is manageable. Emily makes something that is daunting feel fun! It’s a weight lifted! Thank you, Emily!
I’m so thankful for this course. It’s been just what I needed. Also, a little Control over something at a time when it feels like we have control over nothing at all!
Emily’s “Chaos to Keepsake” course has been amazing! Her simple, flexible, and totally manageable approach has helped this very busy and very lazy mama finally make baby books, and also taught me the skills I need to ensure my photos are safe for the long haul. She took the time to really listen to my story to help me make books that capture my unique motherhood journey. And the online class sessions have been helpful and fun!