I'm Back :)
This morning, I'm breaking my suuuper long blogging hiatus to share some exciting news. I know it's been quiet around here, so first, I really want to thank those few brave souls who continued to stop by. I think I responded responded to all the comments that where left, but I if I missed yours, I'm sorry! Drop me a quick line. I'll answer your question right away (I promise) and again, thank you!
One of the most exciting projects I’ve been working on, since you last saw me, is my very first eCourse, Photo Organization Made Simple over at Big Picture Classes. I created it with the modern memory keeper in mind and it’s all about streamlining your photo management in order to:
- free up more time for the creative process through the automation of many of the tasks in your work flow.
- enhance your storytelling through the use of goal setting exercises and a more effective note taking system.
These two course objectives were incredibly satisfying for me to teach because of my own, very real, struggles. I'm always trying to make my work flow more efficient when designing because I'm constantly accumulating digital assets and I need to be able to locate them quickly. I used to feel the same way about my photo library, but then I finally decided to get organized. Once I implemented my new system, all of my images going forward were always organized. And I want to show you how you can get there too.
Ultimately, photo organization means freedom; the freedom to step away from the computer, get your hands dirty, and actually create something.
How to Make It a Habit
When my photo chaos finally became too hard to juggle, I started to really think about what a successful system would actually look like:
- fast and simple - otherwise I wouldn’t be able to maintain it
- automated - at least, as much as possible
- free or very inexpensive - there is a lot of really great software out there, but I didn’t want to buy of it
I knew I would have to really focus on these three areas in order to turn my new system into a habit. And it worked. I STILL use the same system to keep my photos organized and I'm proud to be sharing it with you in Photo Organization Made Simple.
What You'll Learn
While the skills I teach are very easy to learn, they're also pretty essential for the modern memory keeper and documentarian. In this course, we cover the fundamentals for maintaining an efficient workflow, including how to:
- Sync your photos across all your devices
- Integrate your film photos into your digital library
- Curate your photo collections to keep them streamlined and clutter-free
- Automatically rename your photos
- Build a folder structure to fit your organizational model
- Create keywords to help aid your searches
- Back up your photos to 3 different sites (including off-site storage)
- Record important notes about your photos to help document your stories
When you enter the Photo Organization Made Simple classroom, you'll notice the course is broken down into four lessons. Each lesson includes a video, an assignment, and a PDF worksheet to help you complete your objectives for that lesson. You can also join our official class group at Big Picture Classes and interact with the rest of the community, as you all work your way to photo freedom.
$9.95 will get you month-long access to Photo Organization Made Simple, including all the downloads and class resources, as well as access to the class group and community. In fact, you'll have access to the entire Big Picture Classes library during your membership month, which is obviously super cool.
And best of all, you can sign up for a free 2 week trial and squeeze 6 weeks into a month-long membership. Believe me, this will come in handy when you see all the other titles currently in the Big Picture Classes library. On my short list:
- Doodled by Brandy Kincaid
- Letterpress Techniques by Geralyn Sy
- Explore Mini Album by Jamaica Edgell
- Text Tricks by Pam Baldwin
- Workspace by Marcy Penner**
**Remember when I took this course last year? Excited to work through the process again and post more process photos :)