Why do we hold on to our photos and videos?
This is the time of year, we think specially of the memories we created over the years with family and dear friends. Some left us untimely, new connections formed and life moved on. They don't change, while everything else in our life changes.
We were watching the videos of our family gatherings and Christmases and vacations of the past. It was amazing to see those videos taken over few decades and never having the time to see them due to my hectic life. Trying to balance family's needs with my career at the UN. Having those VHS and 8mm tapes digitized made it a breeze to enjoy those precious moments on tape on Christmas day after our quietest and most enjoyable family dinner. It was amazing to see our sons crawling, decorating the Christmas tree with their father, birthday celebrations, the relatives on both sides coming over. Seeing our late mother and father, late sister-in-law, niece and nephews as kids, bridal showers. You analise what was then and how things are now. Various personalities and how they changed unexpectedly over time. Vacations we took over the years.
What's the status of your family photos and videos? FYI videos deteriorate over time!! The sooner they are transferred, the better to insure their safety. Some of our videos already showed signs that they had started to deteriorate. Some segments we had taped without sound. Other times, the video was going on but the video taker wasn't aware that the tape was on. It's amusing to see those tapes. It was so easy to click on the year and go chronologically thru those tapes on our laptop.
What is the status of your family photos and videos? How about those mementos, greeting cards you don't want to part with, they could be scanned. We also scan documents in 24 languages and turn into searchable .pdf
What is your digital needs? We would love to hear from you! Share your stories.
Here is the latest services and price list of Bayside Digital - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IzWc3U2oIC_HtDWN_KrlC5LQik1_hOgN3dxKePOW7rY/edit#
Photography tips: the importance of HDR
As we have mentioned in prior blog posts, technology is moving so fast. It's so hard to catch up. There is always something new to learn. I was reading this article about HDR and I wanted to share it with you. It has in depth explanation. I hope you will find it useful. If you have additional information to share with us, you are most welcome.
Here is the direct link fotographee.com/night-cityscape-photography/
We had a question regarding finding an "invisible" recycle folder. We will share today how to get it to show up on your Windows 10.
You might have deleted a file or a folder by mistake and you want to recover it. What would you do?
Go to your windows "Settings", then click on "Storage Space"; Click on "tools"; then click on Folder Options and check "show hidden files". Now you will have the "recycle" file showing up as "recycle bin", whenever you open your Main C drive folder.
Our next meetup is set for June 1st. Let June first be your January first to accomplish the resolutions you set for yourself. We will show you ways to declutter your home of previously loved clothing and items around the house to cash in. Online and phone apps will be shared at the meetup.
Lucine will touch up as well on getting the family photos, documents and videos organized and ready for digitization. The next meetup is set for Thursday June 1st in Bayside, Queens, NY.
To join the meetup and register please follow this link for Online Venues and Apps to Sell Your Stuff: https://www.meetup.com/Bayside-Digital-and-Creativity-Meetup/events/240207159/
Spring is around the corner, even though it's cold and snowy these days. It is time to think of family vacations and taking more photos, creating new memories.
What's your favorite vacation spots? Do you prefer culture, shopping, relaxation. If you don't have enough days to have a long vacation, then taking a weekend off would be very satisfying. How about going to Italy?
Perhaps add another weekend to Caserta Palace or for Easter go to Cenacolo/Last Supper in Italy?