If you're new here and want to know why I'm digitizing these photos learn about my personal photo project here. If you're not then you remember the project my Mom volun-told me to do a decade ago? If you don't remember I'm making a book from old family printed photos for my brother and I. In this post I'm going to show you how I am preparing the photos for the book - which can be done in two ways. You can photograph the photos or you, or a service, can scan your photos. For me the over arching goal is to tell the story but not be precious about it. I want the book to be beautiful but, it's JUST as important to me, that I get it finished quickly. As a result I have chosen not to send my photos away to be digitized and reedited - or do it myself for that matter. Below I'll show you how I do it quicklyand how my friend and fellow photographer, Jess, does it with her scanner. My approach was I photographed the photos on my phone, airdropped them to my computer and then lightly edited them in Lightroom. Jess' approach is - scan the photos, upload them into Lightroom and lightly edit them. You might remember Jess - she took my course Chaos to Keepsake course and created a beautiful book from her families old slides. Find that interview here if you have slides.
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