37 episodes

We are Certified Photo Organisers passionate about helping others achieve their own photo organising goals. We are here to share our knowledge, in a practical way, to help you complete your own personal photo projects.

DIY Photo Organising Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • Education
    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

We are Certified Photo Organisers passionate about helping others achieve their own photo organising goals. We are here to share our knowledge, in a practical way, to help you complete your own personal photo projects.

    037 | Exploring Genealogy (with guest Caroline Guntur)

    037 | Exploring Genealogy (with guest Caroline Guntur)

    What is genealogy? Where do I start when embarking on my own genealogy project? How can my photos play a part of my genealogy project? Join Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach as they call upon an expert in this area, Caroline Guntur from The Swedish Organizer, to discuss this valuable topic.

    In this Episode we talk with Caroline and delve into the world of genealogy, with a specific focus on photos (of course)! Caroline's journey into genealogy started as a teenager with a school project on Family History and the discovery of a steam boat ticket stub, from her great grandparents, when they immigrated back from America to Sweden. She was hooked.

    We talk about:

    • How to get started on your own genealogy project
    • How to stay focussed and not get distracted
    • Which program (or not) to use to track your project
    • How to share your project with family members

    Top Tips from Caroline:

    • Start small and keep your focus on one thing.
    • Keep it simple.
    • Start with what you know. . . Yourself!
    • Keep asking one question at a time.
    • Open a document and start writing.
    • Write like a newspaper reported.

    Links to learn more from Caroline Guntur at The Swedish Organizer:

    http://www.theswedishorganizer.com
    http://facebook.com/theswedishorganizer
    http://instagram.com/theswedishorganizer


    Links discussed in this Episode (no Affiliations):

    Adobe Lightroom
    https://www.adobe.com

    Family Tree Maker
    https://www.mackiev.com/ftm/

    SmugMug
    https://www.smugmug.com

    Forever
    https://www.forever.com

    Ancestry
    https://www.ancestry.com



    We would love to see you over at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising.


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne, Australia and you need to find a personal photo manager closer to home, please have a look at The Photo Managers at https://thephotomanagers.com to search for help in your area.


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    Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • 39 min
    036 | 10 Ways to best utilise your time at home (COVID-19)

    036 | 10 Ways to best utilise your time at home (COVID-19)

    In this current world pandemic due to COVID-19, many people have found a new normal and that includes spending large amounts of time at home. Join Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach as they discuss their Top 10 Ideas for the best use of your time, if you find yourself at home.

    Firstly we wish to send you all our thoughts and best wishes during this time of uncertainty. We are extremely sensitive to the emotions raised due to the current world issues. In this Episode we provide a range of practical ideas of things you could do to jump start your photo organising projects, if you are at home for long periods of time.

    Please visit our website for a list of resources we have collated for you.

    We would love to see you over at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising.


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    http://www.diyphotoorganising.com.au

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and need a personal photo organiser check out www.appo.org to find help closer to home.


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    Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • 26 min
    035 | Introducing you to the world of Digital Scrapbooking (with guest Melissa Shanhun)

    035 | Introducing you to the world of Digital Scrapbooking (with guest Melissa Shanhun)

    Have your heard of Digital Scrapbooking? Ever wondered how you can create something special with your photos? Join Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach as they chat with Melissa Shanhun from Digital Scrapbooking HQ to introduce you to the world of digital scrapbooking.

    In this Episode we chat with Melissa and discuss how she started her journey with digital scrapbooking, back in Kalgoorlie, WA. Melissa loves using Adobe's Photoshop Elements and she shares some great insights into the features of the program and how it could be something you may wish to look into further to help you with editing and organising your own photos.

    We chat about:

    • The benefits of Photoshop Elements
    • Classes available to teach you about Digital Scrapbooking
    • Where to find digital scrapbooking embellishments
    • How to start with your first Digital Scrapbooking pages
    • Journaling and scrapbooking
    • Forever - Online Storage

    Links discussed in this Episode

    Digital Scrapbooking HQ http://digitalscrapbookinghq.com/
    IG https://www.instagram.com/digiscraphq/
    FB https://www.facebook.com/DigitalScrapbookingHQ
    Pin https://www.pinterest.com.au/digiscraphq/

    SweetShoppeDesigns https://www.sweetshoppedesigns.com/
    Aussie Designer! Studio Flergs https://www.flergalicious.com/
    Forever https://www.forever.com/ambassador/melissashanhun

    We would love to see you over at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising.


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and need a personal photo organiser check out www.appo.org to find help closer to home.

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    Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • 34 min
    034 | Storytelling with Your Photos (with guest Mara Morrison)

    034 | Storytelling with Your Photos (with guest Mara Morrison)

    Who doesn't love a good story! We know the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" but we would like to say that adding a caption to your picture (photo) can go even further! Join Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach as they chat with Mara Morrison from the Filing Fairies about Photos and Storytelling.

    In this Episode we are thrilled to talk with Mara Morrison from the Filing Fairies. Mara was the first certified Photo Organiser in Australia and has years of experience working with families in this truly remarkable area of photo management. While Mara focuses on many aspects of teaching and helping families with their photos, it is her passion to delve into the power of storytelling.

    Links discussed in this Episode:

    Blog Post
    2 Things you can do today to prepare for your next family photo book creation
    https://thefilingfairies.com.au/2020/02/06/2-things-you-can-do-today-to-prepare-for-your-next-family-photo-book-creation/

    Master Your Memory Keeping
    https://thefilingfairies.com.au/2019/05/21/master-your-memory-keeping/

    Legacy of Love App (affiliate link)
    https://get.legacyoflove.app/signup/?utm_source=mara-morrison&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=filing-fairies&utm_content=20-percent-discount

    Website
    http://www.thefilingfairies.com.au/


    We would love to see you over at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising.


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and need a personal photo organiser check out www.appo.org to find help closer to home.


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    Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • 33 min
    033 | 5 Golden Rules of Photo Organising - HIGHLIGHTS

    033 | 5 Golden Rules of Photo Organising - HIGHLIGHTS

    Do you need a refresher on how to organise your photos? Do you need to know where to start and what to do to make 2020 the year you get your photos in order? Join Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach as they talk about the 5 Golden Rules of Photo Organising and how it can help you manage your own photos.

    In this Episode we talk specifically about what you can do now to get your photos safely backed up and organised. We take you through 5 rules that we apply to our own photo management, and also what we do for, and teach, our own clients.

    This is a great episode to give you the highlights and insights into what you can do, on a practical level, to really get on top of your printed and digital photos. We cover these topics:

    • Backup
    • Know your WHY
    • Create a HUB
    • Sort and Organise
    • Do something! Take Action!


    We would love to see you over at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising.


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and need a personal photo organiser check out www.appo.org to find help closer to home.


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    Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • 23 min
    032 | New Year Resolutions with your Photos

    032 | New Year Resolutions with your Photos

    It is a New Year! Do you have any New Year Resolutions for your photos? Whether you are a New Year Resolution goal setter or not, this is as good a time as any to evaluation where you are in your journey with managing your photos. Join Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach as they provide you with helpful suggestions on what to focus on in 2020!

    In this Episode we take the opportunity to talk about new beginnings and share our ideas on what you might like to focus on in 2020 regarding your photos.

    We discuss:

    • Regular backups
    • Decluttering your photos
    • Enjoying and sharing your photos
    • Taking LESS photos

    We would love to see you over at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/diyphotoorganising and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/diyphotoorganising.


    If you'd like to learn more about us, go to:

    www.diyphotoorganising.com

    Fiona Staff's website: www.photohelper.com.au or
    Chantal Imbach's website: www.photosinorder.com.au

    If you are not in Melbourne and need a personal photo organiser check out www.appo.org to find help closer to home.


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    Fiona Staff and Chantal Imbach

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

LizOnFarm ,

Great advice

This has been the impetus for me to sort my family’s photos. Great advice and encouragement. After my collection is done, I’m going to do my parents’ collection. I would have never tackled this enormous job without the tips given here.

procrasinator1 ,

Feeling less overwhelmed with digital clutter

These two spell out each of the steps needed to tackle my photo problems I’ve been putting off way too long: multiple overcrowded laptops, old & new hard drives, jumbled photo locations, mixed formats, etc.

I’m now feeling confident and equipped to scan the boxes of my parents’ print photos to digital I’ve been promising Mum for years. Thank you!! ❤️

myruby44 ,

Love this podcast!!!

Fiona & Chantal have such a great chemistry and I love learning about how I can best store, access and look after my photos. I grew up in the age of developing film at the chemist so learning how to digitally back up and look after my photos is just what I need.

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