This is a limited opportunity to experience a GroupShot with a select few other people who want to get started on their photo collections as soon as possible. As a pilot project, it will be emerging rather than finely tuned and polished from day one. I expect to make adjustments on the fly in response to your feedback. It might be messy, but it will be fun and I promise you will learn so much about managing your own photo collections. Now to answer some of your questions…
What’s a GroupShot and how much will it cost me?
GroupShots are an affordable option for you to be a part of a small group of people to learn key strategies you can use to manage your own photo collection now and in the future. You can customize your experience and share your knowledge and your successes with other GroupShot participants.
It’s a pilot, so I’m offering you a deal. I’m expecting to run GroupShots at a regular price of $450CDN. You can get the same experience for $200CDN.
It’s a win-win opportunity. You get essential photo organizing strategies that you can apply to your own collection now and forever. This would cost you significantly more if you engaged a photo organizer to work with you one-on-one. And I hope you will be open about your thoughts and ideas about the GroupShot that I could use to improve the experience for future GroupShots.
When is it?
The first GroupShot will run from February to March, 2019. There are five modules that run every second week. Each session is packed with information and motivation. And you have opportunities to ask questions and solve your specific challenges. In between sessions, you have two weeks to put your new knowledge to work on your own project. We will stay in touch via a private forum where you can ask questions, share ideas, get inspiration and motivation from other attendees, and stay accountable.
Three sessions are in-person meetings at my home in Georgetown, Ontario. The other two sessions will be video conference calls using ZOOM, which requires only that you click a link—no subscription required.
I am proposing that we start on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 9.30am and run to Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. However, I willing to discuss alternative dates and times with the first people who tell me they want in. We will work around the Ontario March break week (Mar 11-15, 2019).
What will I learn?
Session 1 (in person): Getting Started
We will get to know one another, go over the program, and then we will get to work setting some specific goals & start planning our projects.
Session 2 (Zoom): The ABCs of Photo Organizing
These are the keys to success for any photo organizing project. You will use these strategies whether you are working on your digital photos, print snaps, or precious heritage photos.
Session 3 (in person): Working with Print Photos
By now, you might have a set of print photos that you are ready to preserve and share. Bring them and we will talk about traditional albums, scanning how-to’s, and preservation of prints.
Session 4 (Zoom): Digital Photo Management
Digital photos are accumulating at a frightening rate. We will review the ABCs for digital images and introduce the 1-2-3s. We will also talk about software options and how to save your digital photos from computer crashes and accidental loss.
Session 5 (in person): Sharing Photos, Special Topics, & Wrap Up
The whole point of wrangling your photos is so you can share them! We will talk about digital photo books and cloud-based galleries. Some of the special topics will include copyright and solving photo mysteries. Finally we will share our progress and talk about next steps.