43 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
How I’m changing up my holiday project this year
Are you seeing people talking about different holiday projects they are embarking on? This is something that always seemed so out of reach and beyond reality for me. In 2014 I needed something to help me stay focused and grounded through the holidays and was shocked that I found it through doing a daily project. I’m back today to share with you how I am changing up my annual holiday project to fit my life this year! I’m all about having success – – for myself and for YOU! I’m sharing what I’m doing different this year (backing out to zoom in), what size of pages I will create, and which products I will be using PLUS the new name for my old project and some new hashtags too! At the end of the new recording, I’m replaying my episode from last year all about this project: how I made it doable, how it changed me, my heart, and my life (and the research that shows why). Links: Becky Higgins’ Blog The Lily Pad Sahlin Studio December Days No 3 Sahlin Studio December Cards AdoramaPix 8×6 book Photos by @AshMadsenPhoto Handlettering by @Aubree.Larsen Supplies from past years are Project Life and Sahlin Studio (The-LilyPad.com) and Brittish Designs. The post How I’m changing up my holiday project this year appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
39 minutes | Oct 21, 2017
How we are united – MPS042
The Kjar family is joining me this week on the show! They are doing what many of us only talk and dream (or maybe fear) about: they sold everything and they are traveling the country in an RV. They are on a mission and journey to find out what makes the United States of America united. They are finding that even though we are all very different, we are more alike than we know. They are sharing some of the highlights of this journey, what they have learned, and how they are documenting it. http://www.50by52.com/ Subscribe on YouTube Follow them on Instagram or on Facebook The post How we are united – MPS042 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
23 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
A few of my favorite apps – MPS041
I am sharing a few of my favorite apps; video editing, text on images, and some random apps I use for specialty things in my documenting process. I’m also talking about the LIVE tutorial I did on Facebook this week and where you can find it (even if you aren’t on Facebook). The post A few of my favorite apps – MPS041 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
42 minutes | Sep 14, 2017
So App-cited – MPS40
Alison Pecoul is joining me to talk about a few fun apps we are liking for adding text to photos (iOS and Android) AND she introduced me to a new-to-us app that we are SOOO appcited about! I really do think this app will be a game changer for many of us that want to get our stories and memories documented in a FAST, fun and creative way and it is available on Android and iOS. [spp-transcript] Stephanie Clay: Hey, everyone! Welcome to Modern Photo Solutions. I’m Steph Clay. I’m here today with a very long time listener and, has since become my friend, Allison [Pecoul 00:00:10]. Hi, Allison! Allison : Hi, Steph! Stephanie Clay: Did I say your last name right? Allison : Yep! Stephanie Clay: Oh, good. Good. Allison, you have been a listener of mine probably since the beginning, almost. Allison : Yes. Yes, I’ve listened to The Digi Show. Stephanie Clay: Back- Allison : Are you there? Stephanie Clay: Back in the day. Allison : Way back in the day, and sometimes when I hear your voice I expect Peppermint chime up in the background. Stephanie Clay: Peppermint and Katie, right? Alison: Oh my goodness, yes. And Katie. Steph: Yeah. Good times for sure. Good times, but yeah, thank you for being here, and we started emailing back and forth a long time ago, and it just devolved into a friendship, and you’re kind of my go-to person for Android help whenever I need Android help, so thank you for that. Alison: Sure. Steph: You’ve been a long time Android user. Alison: Yes. Steph: Always, right? Alison: I have … No, not always. As a matter of fact, I used to teach Apple products- Steph: What? Alison: … at an Apple dealership years ago, yeah, back when wheels were square. Yeah. Steph: I did not know that. Alison: Yeah, yeah. I loved it. That’s where I first got introduced to Photoshop. Then we just tried to figure out a way to put it on the PC, so now I have Photoshop on the PC, but as far as phones go, I’ve always had an Android or a Blackberry. My husband has had several Apple phones. Steph: Okay. Wow. I had no idea. There’s this whole side of you that I didn’t even know. So today we are going to talk about some fun, new apps, all kinds of different apps, and you introduced me to one today that you found, and I was so excited about it and I said I wish they had it on iOS, and you were like, “Well, do they?” So then I checked, and sure enough, they do, and so I’m really excited to share this with our listeners. Why don’t you go ahead and introduce. Alison: Well, I was looking for an app where I could put in some journaling text, not just titles, but journaling text, and I found an app that does posters and collages, so I gave it a try. It’s called April, and it is so much fun to play with, and I’ve really, really enjoyed it. Steph: Yeah. It’s really fun to play with. It will automatically make photo collages. Alison: Yes, yes. If you have up to nine photographs, you can pick them, and then select the layout size, do it one by one or four by three, and then it gives you a variety of different layouts to choose from, and that’s really your jumping off point. It puts everything in place and then hands it back to you for more fun. Steph: Yeah, yeah. Super cool. I jumped in there, and we were wondering about resolution and all that kind of stuff, so let’s first talk about the, what is the word, the different sizes that you can choose. Why can’t I think of that word? I’m going to have to go into this other app so that I can remember the name of the word. It starts with an a. Aspect, thank you. The aspect ratio. There’s a one by one. Alison: Right. Steph: What else is there? Alison: There’s a four by three. Then there’s a three by four. Then there’s a 16 by nine, and a nine by 16. Steph: Yeah, and let’s talk about resolution, because I had found an app a little bit similar to this a long time ago that I was excited about, but the resolution was not good. You sent me one that you exported that was a four by three I think, and the four by three size exported is equivalent to a five by seven, 300 DPI. It’s a little bit higher resolution than that. The one by one exported, I just did a one by one and I exported it, and I checked the resolution on it, and the resolution is 3,100 pixels by 3,100 pixels, which is slightly lower than the 300 DPI, but it’s actually higher resolution than the Project Life one by one ratio. The Project Life, if you export a page at 12 by … or a one by one ratio at 12 by 12, it’s 2,760, so 2,760 pixels square. This other app, it’s, like I said, 3,100, so it’s definitely high enough quality to print- Alison: Certainly, yes. Steph: … a high resolution image, which is super exciting. Alison: It is. When you see all the other fun stuff it’ll do as well. Steph: Yeah. Okay, so one of the reasons why I’m really excited about this is because I was able to … I went in and picked six different photos. I quickly made, in under 30 seconds probably, under a minute, I made two different collages. I just went in and picked four photos and two project life cards, and it made a collage for me. Well, it made a whole bunch of collages, so one, two, three … About 10 different options, 10 different layout options is what you have, and then it’s just a swipeable menu at the bottom, and you pick which layout you want. And then when you pull that layout up, you can get really into some fun stuff. Alison: Oh, yeah. To edit it from there, it’s a lot of fun. You can switch pictures, just like we do in Project Life when you select one and you actually adjust the place that it’s at, just switch it out. You can change the dimension of one picture, and it will affect appropriately all the dimensions of the other pictures, so it keeps your layout sound in terms of size, but it adjusts it so that it shows more of one picture and less of maybe the others around it. Steph: Yeah. You can also go in and adjust the grids, so you can make some sections bigger or smaller, if maybe it’s cutting off a little bit of one of your images, and so you want to make it a little bit bigger. You can go in and adjust that as well. The borders. Alison: Oh, yes. And you can even have them without borders. Steph: Yes. Alison: So if you wanted to do a six-picture layout, you can have them without borders all together, or you can add a small border, and you can also add a border to the outside that’s independent of the inside border, if that makes sense. They can be different sizes. Steph: Yeah. You can have a thicker border on the outside of the page than you have on your inside borders. It’s really incredible. Alison: Yeah. Steph: Yeah. Alison: I’m really excited about it. Steph: Yeah because this takes the collage making to a whole new level, and it’s automated, so there’s not tapping and dragging photos. You don’t have to add the photos individually. You just select your photos, it adds them, and then you can adjust the borders as necessary to fit your image. Alison: But another thing that’s really neat about this, at least from my perspective, because I like to add just a little bit of contrast to my pictures, and so I have to preset all my pictures, like go in and I adjust that contrast, and then put them in a separate folder for when I’m going to make my layout. With this particular app I can select one picture and make adjustments, and if I like, I can apply those adjustments to all the photos in the layout. Steph: Yeah, that’s incredible, instead of having to edit each individual photo, because a lot of times those photos are taken in the same place, the same location, under the same lighting circumstances. Alison: Right, right. Steph: And so you are going to add the same filters and effects. Alison: Right. I think it’s going to be a huge time saver. Steph: I do too. I do too. You are limited to the nine photos, but what you could easily do if you wanted to add more photos than that is go in and make a collage that’s a smaller size, the three by four or something that would be a four by six or equivalent to that, a two by three ratio if they have that aspect ratio, I don’t know … Alison: I didn’t see that one. Steph: Okay. Alison: But you can do a three by four or a four by three. Steph: Totally, and then add a bunch of photos to that, and then bring that collage into another collage. Alison: Man, this is going to be so much fun. Steph: I know. I know. The borders you can change colors. There’s tons of different options, and they have patterns in there too. Alison: Yes, yes, and gradients, so if you want a really soft hint of some color, you can select a gradient, and it will automatically default to the gradient that it thinks works best with your photographs. Steph: Yeah, and it does that with the color too. I had a Project Life card that I imported that was orange, and it picked an orange color for my background. Alison: I think that’s pretty neat. Steph: Yeah. Alison: And there’s a few other things. I haven’t gone all the way through them, but that you can select to add interests to your collage, and you can do the weather, and it will bring up just sort of
32 minutes | Sep 7, 2017
Hard Stuff This Week – MPS039
I’m talking about some hard stuff this week: Texas; why I went dark; why I paused my registration campaign, and more. I’m also sharing some announcements that I’m really excited about. Upcoming events in the next few weeks (iOS11, augmented reality), the Apple event next week (and where you can join me to watch and discuss it LIVE). App Smashing 4 Texas Modern Photo Solutions YouTube Pixie ModernPhotoSolutions.com [spp-transcript] Hey everyone welcome to modern photo solutions. I’m Steph Clay and I’m so grateful that you’re here with me today. This is a little pre-show before the show. Today’s episode I recorded on August 31st, last Wednesday and today is September something, fourth, fifth, fifth! September 5th. And so as you listen to this show I know you’ll understand why it’s been delayed, as you listen to me explain kind of why I’ve gone a little bit dark on social media. I just want to emphasize that this was the answer for me and I don’t think that it’s necessarily where everybody needs to do. But for me this is what felt authentic and this is what I needed to do. And so that’s what I did. That’s what felt right for me. I understand that it might not be the right solution for everybody. The business decisions I make based on what feels right in my heart and what feels right on my in my gut and I know that there are other people that do the same thing and their business might look different than mine and that is ok.I am grateful for this opportunity that I had to go a little bit dark and to raise some money for the hurricane Harvey recovery and I’m grateful for all of you that jumped in to help. We were able to raise a fair amount of money and I’m really pleased with what we were able to do. I’ll be sending out a copy of their receipts as soon as the rest of it hits my accounts. There is a two to three day delay between the payment processor and before it gets into my account. But I did want to mention that and tell you all. Thank you for your support. And I will be back at it this week letting you all know about registration for the heart of a fabulous. I feel like I can communicate that message now pausing it for 10 days was the right answer. Like I said earlier, but I do have bills to pay and so I need to get back at it and get some people registered for my class so that my business can can continue to move forward. Please know that my prayers and my heart is with all of you that are going through really hard natural disasters right now in your area because it always just compounds regular life stuff that we’re all dealing with. So I’m thinking of you. And I’ve had several of you reach out to me via e-mail and the Facebook groups to help you with various situations getting your videos and photos back up before the disaster hits which I’m more than happy to do. So thank you so much for being here. Thank you for sharing some of your time with me and enjoy this week’s episode. Hey everyone, welcome to Modern Photo Solutions. I am Steph Clay. Thank you for being here with me today. We have some hard things to talk about today, so let’s jump into it. I want to let everyone know first off, in case you have not seen on social media or in the newsletter that I sent out, that I decided to pause my registration campaign for the Heart of Photo Fabulous. So what that means is that I’m not posting on social media about it, I’m not sending out newsletters about it. It’s just the advertising portion of the campaign registration is still open, and I’m not closing that down but I am not advertising it. I will jump back into it sometime next week. Which, will be a good thing. My family does depend on my income from this business. It helps support our family and pays the bills, and so it is something that I need to do but this is why I decided to stop. It goes back to some history I guess, that I’ll share with you a little bit. My other website is called CapturingMagic.Me. On that website for a long time, I’ve had an exclusive advertising agreement with this company called Disney. They’re the only ones that I’m permitted to allow to advertise on my site, and it’s been a good partnership. But, one of the things that I learned from them was that when there were big things happening in the world, they would often pause their advertising campaigns, and we would get emails saying, “Disney’s going dark,” for however long. What that meant was that they would not post social media, they didn’t post on their blogs, and things like that. Then when they would jump back into it, they would catch up. They would play catch up, and post the most important stuff that was missed. I’m sure that there was a lot of it that didn’t get posted during that time. It was something that I didn’t know it was a thing. I liked it. I thought it was a really good idea. Then I also had a mentor about a year ago that told me one of the best pieces of advice that she gave me was that I need to be authentic. My voice on social media needs to be authentic. If I’m having a difficult time posting authentically about whatever it is I’m posting about, then I need to go back to the drawing board, and figure things out. And to be careful, to not use different things to promote myself, or to promote things that I have going on. that was really good, really, really good advice. There have been many times that I’ve stepped away because I just can’t post authentically about something that I’m excited about, or that I should be excited about. As things were unfolding in Texas with Hurricane Harvey, I was having more and more of a difficult time being authentic as I posted on social media about my excitement for registration for my Heart of Photo Fabulous Class. These classes are classes that have changed peoples lives. I don’t want that to sound … I don’t mean that lightly, because women email me and tell me the impact that these classes have had on their lives, the way they live, the way they document their lives, the choices they make with the way they spend their time. Both creating memories, and documenting memories. They are really a big deal, and I didn’t want it to seem like I was minimizing them I guess. I wanted to be able to post about that part of how these classes change peoples lives authentically. I was so upset, I have been so upset about the images, and the things that I’m seeing and hearing about from Texas. We have a lot of people in the Modern Photo Solutions community, a lot of our friends that are in Texas. Hearing from them, and the things that they’re dealing with, my heart was broken. I felt as I went to post, and I was trying to think about what to post for registration for my classes, I thought, “I can’t post, ‘Hey, come buy my stuff’ when peoples lives and worlds are falling apart.” Yeah, I know that everybody has really hard things. Life is hard for everybody. I can’t put my business on hold every time that there’s hard things going on. But, between my mentor and between following Disney’s example, I decided that for me, I needed to pause registration because I couldn’t be authentic. People pick up on that. You guys pick up on that, I pick up on that when I’m following people. It feels icky when they’re not being authentic, or when they’re using something that’s a sad situation in our country to promote themselves, and the things that they have going on. I have an example of that in a few minutes that I’ll share, that’s really sad for me, and heartbreaking. I decided that I was going to pause registration, and instead do something no matter how small it’s going to be, it will help me feel better, and hopefully it’ll help you feel better as well. What I decided to do was my course that’s called, “App Smashing,” I duplicated that course just so that I could change the name of it, and set some different things up so that I’d be able to email everyone that purchases it. I renamed it to, “App Smashing 4 Texas.” This is just a temporary thing. App Smashing 4 Texas QR Codes. It is the course that’s all about creating QR codes. This course is only on IOS. Which, I’m sad about. I haven’t been able to get the Android version done yet. This course, it teaches you all about how to create QR codes, and use them, link them to videos, and to animations, and GIF’s, and all kinds of additional things that you can then put the QR code in your photo book, or in your album, and then when you scan it, it will pull up that multimedia. It will pull up the video, it will pull up all of those other things. You can see an example of this in the post for, on the purchase page, the page where you can purchase this course. I will be donating all but about 75 cents. I’ll be donating everything but the payment processing fees. It’ll work out to be just under 75 cents per purchase. The regular price on the course is 14.97, and so almost all of that will be donated to the Red Cross, and I’ll go to the donation page that’s specifically for Hurricane Harvey recovery. Then I will email out a copy of my donation receipt to everyone that purchased the class. I know when I see things like this, I’m probably a really jaded person and sometimes I do wonder if people are taking advantage of the situation, or if they are truly donating everything. I don’t want anyone to question that, about me. I will just not give anyone any reason to question that, and I will send out a receipt, my donation receipt
43 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Who tells your story? MPS038
Every single person’s story matters and can make a difference but it needs to be told! If you don’t tell your story, who will? Learn how you can easily and quickly get your story told through photos, words, and collages. Why should you tell your story?? I’ll share 5 research proven reasons that it will impact and change your life! Full transcripts below at http://modernphotosolutions.com/story [spp-transcript] Hey everyone. Welcome to Modern Photo Solutions. I’m Steph Clay, and I am so grateful that you are here with me today. Thank you for letting me be part of your day. This week has been a crazy week around my house. My husband was in the hospital for a couple of days. I posted on Instagram a page that I made and a little bit of information about it. Where on the day of the eclipse, on Monday, we found out that he needed to go into the hospital for some antibiotic treatments. So we viewed the eclipse from the hospital parking lot, then got him all checked in. He’s back home now, so that is good, and he’s doing well. Thank you for all of your well wishes and your prayers. I really appreciate that so much. We had the eclipse and that was super exciting. I’ve seen so many pages that people are making, and posting, and sharing on social media. That’s, it’s really fun to see how everyone is documenting that epic event in history. So fun. I talked a little bit also this past week on an Instagram live that I did about something that I’m going to dive in deeper in this episode. I shared a shirt that I have that says “Who Tells Your Story.” I got that shirt made because of a song in Hamilton. If you are a Hamilton musical fan by any chance, you know exactly where I am going with this, but if you aren’t there is a song, it’s the very last song in the musical and on the soundtrack, and I don’t remember the exact name of it … Oh, I think it’s Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story actually. There’s a quote in it, there’s a line it I guess, where they say, “We don’t have any control over who lives, who dies, and who tells your story.” Ever since the first time I heard it that’s always made me think. I think it’s a really powerful thought, and a powerful phrase and quote in the song because it’s very true. We don’t have control over who will tell our story once we’re gone. If we don’t tell it, who will tell it? It might still get told, but we won’t have control over how it gets told, and what gets told. We’re the ones that know the reasons that we do the things that we do. We know our motives. We know all of the extenuating circumstances for decisions that we make and the reasons that we do things. So we’re the ones that really can truly tell our stories most accurately, so we need to do it. It’s something that I’ve just felt so strongly that we have to do. Sometimes I hear from people that they don’t have kids, or they don’t have this, or their life is X, Y, and Z, and so it just doesn’t matter. I whole heartedly disagree because I truly believe that every person’s story matters. We yearn to connect with one another and to be able to get to know each other. The only way that we can truly do that is through story. If we want people to understand us, and understand who we really are, it’s through telling stories. Even when we meet somebody and we ask each other questions, we’re trying to get a story. That’s what we’re going after. We want to know about people. It’s through story that we do that. It’s through telling our stories. So it’s something that we need to do. I hope that I can help motivate you a little bit as I am motivating myself because as I’ve said before I’m right in this with you. I’m right in here figuring everything out. I don’t have all of the answers. I have figured out a lot of things that work for me, and have worked for me, and that changes and evolves. I’ve been at this, as I’ve mentioned before on previous shows, I’ve been at this since I was a little girl, five or six years old. I’ve been documenting my life, so I have figured out a lot of different solutions and processes, and things that work for me, but what works for me isn’t necessarily going to work for everybody. So I do try to share other systems and processes as well, but there’s a lot that I have figured out, but it’s not perfect. I haven’t, it’s not like I’m doing this perfectly all the time. In fact, I’m not doing it perfectly any of the time. For real, I’m not. But this past week, especially with everything that we’ve had going on, and the past few months, everything that we’ve had going on medically in our family, it’s just been really crazy. So documenting my story hasn’t been the biggest priority. I have taken time to document some of the big things, getting back to school, and my son’s stay in the hospital, my Lyme disease, my husband’s medical stuff, the eclipse, us viewing the eclipse from the parking lot. There are some bigger things that I have taken a few minutes here or there to document, which I’m very grateful for because documenting my story is therapy for me. It truly is. It’s how I work through emotions surrounding events in my life. Just by putting those pictures into a collage page in the Project Life app and doing a little bit of journaling, it helps me work through and figure out how I feel about things, which is really good to go. It’s also a release for me. A lot of times I’m able to let go of stuff. Once I’ve documented it, once I’ve journaled about it, I can let go of it and move on, which is always good. I am documenting the good stuff too. One of the big reasons that I do that is because I truly love reliving those happy times and those happy memories. Documenting those is one of the ways that I do that. I’m going to, in just a moment, replay for you the episode in January that I did on the five researched based reasons to tell your story. That is the number one, so I’m excited to revisit this because I wanted to revisit it myself and I thought it would be great for all of us to revisit it as well. The five reasons that have been researched and are proven that it’s really good for us to document our stories. It’s something that I believe in, and I have been empowered by the way that I tell my story, and the changes that it’s made for me in my life. That’s in one of the lessons in The Heart of Photo Fabulous course, I share how … I think it’s a 12 minute video, which I think is the longest video in the course. There are 54 lessons in the course, and this one video I go through and share how documenting my story had a huge impact, a profound impact, on me and on my family when I was going through one of the most difficult challenges of my life that I’ve been through to this point. It’s surprised me how much it changed me, and in the ways that it changed me. That’s just a little teaser for one of the things that is in The Heart of Photo Fabulous class. The course covers so much information, and registration is now, is once again open. You can find the course by going to Heart of Photo Fabulous, or sorry, modernphotosolutions.com. If you’re on iOS, you’ll want to go to modernphotosolutions.com/iOS. If you’re on Android, you will want to go to modernphotosolutions.com/android. Registration for that class is open through the 31st. In this class, just to give you an idea of some of the things that you will learn, because I think people have a little bit of misunderstanding about … When I say class, a lot of people think about classes that they’ve taken related to this industry. If they’ve taken photography classes or scrapbooking classes, or digital scrapbooking classes, memory keeping classes, journaling classes. A lot of people think that it’s going to be similar to that. This course is very, very different from anything else that is on the market, which is exactly why it’s priced differently from anything else that is on the market. In this course, you will learn the system and the processes that I have used to get over 1,000 photo pages of my story told. I haven’t looked recently to see how many I have done. I did those first 1,000 pages within two years. I did just over 500 pages a year the first two years that the Project Life app was out. My pace has slowed down considerably because I started an online business. So yeah, my production on the pages has slowed down, but I am still getting my story told for sure. I am a busy working mom now, and I’m an entrepreneur, a business owner. Anyone that knows someone that owns a business, there’s always work to be done. It’s all about prioritizing. That is one of the things that I teach in the class too is how to find the time. It’s easier than you think. I promise you can do it. You’ll also learn five different cloud storage solutions for your photos. iOS version has five. The Android version has four because in iOS version I go over iCloud as well. I teach you everything that you need to know about those cloud storage solutions for your phone. How to decide which one is for you, which ones you want to use for primary and backups, and have them setup automatically, and which ones you want to use for secondary. I also teach you how to set these up on your phone, and how to know when it’s safe to delete your photos off of your device, and how to know where they will be deleted. There is a very popular delete guide that’s a principle in this class so that you can look and say I
49 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
Paper and Tech – MPS037
Aubree Larsen is a new mom to a one year old, but has been a longtime documenter. She is also an educator/teacher at heart and thought it would be fun to share her different (from mine) process for documenting her life. Aubree has tried a lot of different methods and processes over the years and found something that truly brings her joy. She has found by sticking with what she loves, she is successful in documenting her story. She is sharing her whole process today from digital photo, to print, to album. She is also sharing how she uses technology along the way to help her achieve the end result; a combination of good old paper and new technology. Last, Aubree is telling all about her budget conscious, money saving techniques. [spp-transcript] The post Paper and Tech – MPS037 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
49 minutes | Aug 9, 2017
Documenting Through The Good And The Hard – MPS036
Chari Pack joins us once again this week to talk about easy travel journals that she creates on her phone while traveling. She shares her process, the apps, and the supplies she uses. Chari is also sharing what she chose to document during an extremely difficult time of her life as she was going through and healing from her divorce. She talks about how the travel, photos, journals, and documenting have all helped her get to the strong place she is at today. Photos of Chari’s photo albums and a complete transcript can be found on ModernPhotoSolutions.com/journal Chari can be found at PersnicketyPrints.com [spp-transcript] The post Documenting Through The Good And The Hard – MPS036 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
39 minutes | Jul 27, 2017
Talking About Lyme – MPS035
I have a really exciting update about videos and MySocialBook! I’m also talking a bit about Google Upload and Sync AND what to do if you have recurring internet service provider issues. Then, I’m sharing my journey to my Lyme Disease diagnosis. It’s been a really long road filled with health struggles for me to get to this place. I just got the test results this week, but I’ve been struggling with the disease for quite possibly decades. Full transcripts available at http://modernphotosolutions.com/lyme The post Talking About Lyme – MPS035 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
38 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
Using Chatbooks to Document Bits of Life – MPS034
What was Chatbooks before it was Chatbooks?? I’m sharing the answer as well as the ways YOU use Chatbooks. Several listeners called in to share how they are using Chatbooks to help document their life and I’m so excited to share these ideas with you. I’m going to be implementing a couple of their ideas myself. I finally got my 8×8 hardbound Chatbook and I’m sharing my experience and review about it in this show. Images, links, and full transcripts from the show can be found at http://ModernPhotoSolutions.com/Chatbooks JustFamily post JustFamily site My 8×8 Chatbooks hardcover book that I talked about in my review portion of the show: The post Using Chatbooks to Document Bits of Life – MPS034 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
37 minutes | Jul 13, 2017
Avoiding Overwhelm – MPS033
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your photos and/or the stories you want to get told and the memories you want to document? I’ve got 5 ways to help us all avoid overwhelm and keep moving forward and making progress in this episode. How To Eat An Elephant by Chelle My Big Regret The post Avoiding Overwhelm – MPS033 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
32 minutes | Jun 29, 2017
New Developments – MPS032
Once again we have big developments and news: Google Photos, Google Upload and Sync as another great backup solution, Amazon changes to Drive and how it affects Prime Photos, and iOS11. What do all of these have in common?? Your photos!! I’m breaking it all down for you and sharing what I think! 9 to 5 Google The post New Developments – MPS032 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
41 minutes | Jun 22, 2017
Solutions For Busy Moms & Traveling Too – MPS031
I recently chatted with a busy mom that is working hard to conquer photo overwhelm and get stories documented for her young family, Megan Whitney. While we were going through everything she is doing and where she needs help, I asked if I could hit record. Her story of WHY she wants to document for her children really had an impact on me. I also share some of the suggestions I gave Megan as well as my favorite app for documenting quickly, on the go. I think it is perfect for busy moms AND it’s what I used most on my recent vacation. I tested several different journaling/documenting apps while I was on a crazy busy, whirlwind vacation. Maybe you can put it to good use this Summer too! As always, full transcripts are linked at the bottom of this post at http://modernphotosolutions.com/Momsandtravel Katie’s post about My Social Book The post Solutions For Busy Moms & Traveling Too – MPS031 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
26 minutes | Jun 3, 2017
Catching Up – MPS030
Projects! Big time periods! It can be so overwhelming! I have some listeners that called in their processes and solutions for getting on top of these things. I gathered a lot of inspiration from them and I can’t wait for you to do the same! Plus I’m sharing details about my latest class that I just released a couple of days ago. THANK YOU for being here!! You can find my new classes Memory Management Catching Up and Missionary Memory Management here: http://modernphotosolutions.com/mega The post Catching Up – MPS030 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
37 minutes | May 24, 2017
Big announcements from companies we love – MPS029
The past couple of weeks we have seen some really big announcements from companies we LOVE!! Some of my very favorites are in this group: Google (and Google Photos), Chatbooks, Persnickety Prints, and Project Life. I’m also sharing a brand new photo book app Zno (I’m not sure how to say it either). I’m also sharing some information about my newest class that will help you organize and track big documenting projects, plus, when you can grab The Heart of Photo Fabulous class for Android and iOS. A note about the Android version of my classes: they are filmed on an Android device! They are actually for Android users. My newest class that will launch soon is for iOS and Android! I’m looking for people to join me on the show that are 1) having success working on projects OR 2) Using Chatbooks. Please read the transcript OR listen to the show for the questions I need you to answer and then leave me a voicemail here: https://www.speakpipe.com/ModernPhotoSolutions Google IO announcements https://blog.google/topics/developers/all-io17-announcements/ Leave me a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/ModernPhotoSolutions The post Big announcements from companies we love – MPS029 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
51 minutes | May 18, 2017
Five Years To Live – MPS028
If you knew you only had 2-5 years to live, what would you do differently? What would you change? What would be most important? Are there things that you wouldn’t spend time on anymore? Would your photos and memories be a priority? Melanie Day joins me on today’s podcast and is sharing how her terminal cancer diagnosis has changed her; how she is living differently and what things have become more important. This is truly an inspiring episode for everyone to hear or read! The post Five Years To Live – MPS028 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
48 minutes | Apr 20, 2017
Encyclopedia of Your Life – MPS027
Katie Nelson is joining me again to discuss some very useful tools (Google Takeout to download your photos and information from Google; methods to change metadata (dates) in photos) and her complete backup system and how it’s changed over the years. She has gone from a mostly manual system to a system that is almost completely automated and of course Google Photos and how it’s changed since we started using it. Katie’s Monthly Roundups Google Photos Free Class The post Encyclopedia of Your Life – MPS027 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
46 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Documenting Long Distance – MPS026
Ideas for documenting over long distances, when family members are away. I’ve been asked by a lot of people to share how I documented my daughter’s mission; it was a journey for sure! I’m sharing the details and also asked Katie Nelson and Chelle Ludwinksi (who have been on before) to share how they are documenting their daughter’s LDS missions as well. The post Documenting Long Distance – MPS026 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
36 minutes | Mar 30, 2017
In my inbox – MPS025
I am answering your questions from my email inbox! The first question is the one I get asked about the very most! Plus I’m sharing details about registration for the Heart of Photo Fabulous iOS and Android! DIY Photography Article Heart of Photo Fabulous iOS and Android The post In my inbox – MPS025 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.
68 minutes | Mar 23, 2017
Apple and Android The Good and The Bad – MPS024
Peppermint Granberg is joining me to discuss Android and iOS the good and the bad on both platforms. She’s also sharing her personal storytelling journey and what she’s learned about what works for her. It wouldn’t be right for me to record with Peppermint and not take a tiny detour down memory lane. There’s also a little magic for Disney fans The post Apple and Android The Good and The Bad – MPS024 appeared first on Modern Photo Solutions.