TAGGING YOUR PHOTOS. Photos with names and information are priceless! It's important to identify each person in a photos. In the years to come this information will make viewing a photo more interesting for children, friends and relatives. Photos without information are of little value and are usually discarded. Get started tagging everyone in your photos. This 'how to' video will make it easy for you to get started. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnX50Tr7tpM

Photos with names and information are priceless! It's important to identify each person in a photos. In the years to come this information will make viewing .

Use Flash in the Daytime? Yes - when you need to take photos into the sun. I had to take this photo late in the day during the 'golden hour.' Use flash if you are taking photos under a tree. Getting down on the ground to take a photo will often give you some really interesting perspectives. The grave marker is more interesting from the ground view vs a standing photo in front of the grave like everyone else takes. More tips in my newsletter…

Use Flash in the Daytime? Yes - when you need to take photos into the sun. I had to take this photo late in the day during the 'golden hour.' Use flash if you are taking photos under a tree. Getting down on the ground to take a photo will often give you some really interesting perspectives. The grave marker is more interesting from the ground view vs a standing photo in front of the grave like everyone else takes. More tips in my newsletter…

Too Big To Scan. Some old photos may be bigger than your scanner. Some photos may be stuck to the glass and can not be taken out of the frame. Some frames will not lay flat on the scanner. So just use your digital camera and a tripod for best results. Watch the YouTube video to learn how. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBqCqgFF5VY

Too Big To Scan. Some old photos may be bigger than your scanner. Some photos may be stuck to the glass and can not be taken out of the frame. Some frames will not lay flat on the scanner. So just use your digital camera and a tripod for best results. Watch the YouTube video to learn how. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBqCqgFF5VY

When to turn off autofocus. Cameras are getting better and better. However they often focus on the wrong thing creating a fuzzy photo. This often happens when you zoom in or get really close to your subject. Manual focus is how the pro photographers get their great shots since the subject is in clear focus with a fuzzy background. The photo on the left had autofocus turned on. More tips in my newsletter. http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/DigCam.pdf

When to turn off autofocus. Cameras are getting better and better. However they often focus on the wrong thing creating a fuzzy photo. This often happens when you zoom in or get really close to your subject. Manual focus is how the pro photographers get their great shots since the subject is in clear focus with a fuzzy background. The photo on the left had autofocus turned on. More tips in my newsletter. http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/DigCam.pdf

Digital Photography in Family History.  Someday the photos you have taken will become a significant part of your family history. Learn more about your camera, how to take better photos, and some of the new features in digital cameras. Click here to view the newsletter. http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/DigCam.pdf

Digital Photography in Family History. Someday the photos you have taken will become a significant part of your family history. Learn more about your camera, how to take better photos, and some of the new features in digital cameras. Click here to view the newsletter. http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/DigCam.pdf

Capture and Record Stories  People naturally share stories and experiences whenever they get together. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and special occasions make it possible for us to “catch up’ on the current events in the lives of our children, relatives and friends.  This newsletter provides ideas to help you stimulate, record, and preserve stories that are spontaneously shared at special occasions.  http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/Newslist.htm

Tips, suggestions and helps for family history. The Old Shoebox Newsletter Helpful tips and suggestions covering a wide variety of family history topics.

Editing and Using Old and New Video. Don't let the memories and fun times slip away. Learn how you can use and edit your old movies and VHS tapes. Watch this recorded webinar to learn the fun and interesting things you can do with your movies - new and old! It's free to watch. http://heritagecollector.com/Webinar/EditVideo/Jan22.html

Editing and Using Old and New Video. Don't let the memories and fun times slip…

The Christmas Angel. The perfect story to share on Christmas. My mother shared this story with me many years ago and claimed it was true. She received a printed copy of the story from the granddaughter of the person who had a special Christmas experience during the early 1900's. Download the story in PDF from our newsletter page. http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/Newslist.htm

The perfect story to share with family during the Christmas season.

INTERACTIVE  Family Reunion Flyer. This year get the attention of the younger generation by sending them (print or e-mail) a flyer that talks or plays a video right on their phone!  Learn more at one of our free webinars or visit our page. http://heritagecollector.com/QR/interact.htm

Interactive Family Reunion Flyer Get the attention of the younger generation by sending them (print or e-mail) a flyer that talks or plays a video right on their phone!

Did someone in your family homestead a 160 acres of ground during the late 1800’s or early 1900’s?   There is a simple and free way to find out.  Watch the 'How To' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Woh5Z4j_I  Printed Instructions: http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/FlyMe.pdf

Did someone in your family homestead a 160 acres of ground during the late 1800’s or early 1900’s? There is a simple and free way to find out. Watch the 'How To' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Woh5Z4j_I Printed Instructions: http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/FlyMe.pdf

Photos With Talking Tags. Every photo has secret stories locked inside. Just think how interesting it would be if a photo could tell you why it was taken. Now a photo can share spoken stories each time it is viewed. Now's the time to add those special stories to your photos, only you know, before they are lost or forgotten forever. Please take the time to watch this fun little 2 minute YouTube video, “Talking Tags.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sMq5ho18p8

Photos With Talking Tags. Every photo has secret stories locked inside. Just think how interesting it would be if a photo could tell you why it was taken. Now a photo can share spoken stories each time it is viewed. Now's the time to add those special stories to your photos, only you know, before they are lost or forgotten forever. Please take the time to watch this fun little 2 minute YouTube video, “Talking Tags.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sMq5ho18p8

Valentine's Day is coming! This year send out some cards with a touch of family history to warm the heart of your brother, sister, mom and dad. Pictures with a blast from the past are fun and flood our minds with thoughts special moments and feelings. Come to our webinar to learn how.

Learn how to make a fun personalized valentine at this free online class.

Do More With Your Smart Phone Photos and Videos!  Find, organize, and automatically make maps from the photos and videos you take with your smart phone. This is a lot of fun and will be of interest to your children who like to learn and engage with the latest technology. Go to the following like to watch a short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G-Qk03J_es

Do More With Your Smart Phone Photos and Videos! Find, organize, and automatically make maps from the photos and videos you take with your smart phone. This is a lot of fun and will be of interest to your children who like to learn and engage with the latest technology. Go to the following like to watch a short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G-Qk03J_es

Share and show your slide shows and photos on CD/DVDs, a big screen TV and an Internet Cloud. Watch a short video to learn how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1z_-4ps0s&feature=youtu.be

Share and show your slide shows and photos on CD/DVDs, a big screen TV and an Internet Cloud. Watch a short video to learn how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1z_-4ps0s&feature=youtu.be

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