In my previous blog post, we took a look at the use of good photography to promote your business or sell a product. However let’s not forget the best thing about photographs, how much fun they can be! Weather good or bad, they are a still image of a moment in the past which prompt a memory! We all have photos we love, as well as ones which make us cringe at our hideous outfit choices or dodgy hairstyles; nonetheless, looking back on old photos can be quite the source of entertainment!
One of my favourite things to do, as I’m sure many of you will agree, is to whip out old pictures and sit around to a photo session either alone or with family or friends. Every image sparks a story, an emotion, a feeling of nostalgia and an overall warmth within! There are so many creative ways to enjoy your memories. While it is still nice to traditionally display your photos in your home and office, why not consider some of these ‘fun’ ideas for a new twist.
A scrap book allows display your photos any way you desire, while allowing space for the addition of captions, souvenirs or anything else you wish! They also make fantastic presents which the receiver will cherish for years to come. If you have children, why not start a family scrap book while they are young, and build on it as they grow. Either make one for each child or just one for the whole family. Include your annual photos from birthdays, family outings and holidays etc. Include notes and written memories about the year or special occasions. Your children may not appreciate your effort now, but they will thank you when they get older!
Give a slide show a go! There is nothing quite as fun as sitting down with your family to view your photo sessions on the big screen in HDTV. With the advancement of technology, it is easy to put together a DVD with music and other special effects, like captions and transitions. Make a copy for all those featured; it will be something that they will treasure forever!
A slide show is also a great idea for display at birthday parties or family gatherings.
Online Photo Album
Another advantage of technology allows you to put together amazing online photo album that you can share with friends and family all over the world. As long as your friends and family have an Internet connection, they will be able to share in all of your memories. Online albums are free and easy to make.
This is particularly good for sharing photographs from weddings or other special events. It also allows those viewing the album to save digital versions of the photos they like! It is also a more personal, private and secure alternative to sharing photos on social media sites.