107 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

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    • 4.9 • 18 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.

    106 | How to move forward and stop procrastinating

    106 | How to move forward and stop procrastinating

    Are you good at procrastinating about your photos? Well, you are not alone!

    Since Chantal is planning to run mini-classes / workshops soon she recently conducted a survey to find out what readers and listeners are interested in most. The clear winner was ‘How to Stop Procrastinating about my Photos’.

    Interestingly, Fiona and Chantal have already created an e-guide (downloadable here) about that very topic.

    Since it seems to be such a popular topic, we are re-visiting some of its content and are diving a bit deeper in some of the reasons why we tend to procrastinate when it comes to our photos and what we can do about it.

    Possible and typical reasons are for example the lack of knowledge of how to do something, using goals that are too abstract or perfectionism. 



    Get our free e-guide to see more details here!



    The big question is how we can overcome procrastination and, unsurprisingly, we recommend to become really clear about your Why, which is our Golden Rule 2. 

    Not only this, we are also talking about individual’s core values such as integrity, honesty, creativity and many more, and how these can influence our Why. As always, we are using practical examples that hopefully encourage you to getting started.



    Mentioned Links / ProductsSurvey re online classes

    E-guide How to Stop Procrasting about your Photos



    Related episodes

    Episode 003 Golden Rule 2 – Know Your Why

    Episode 023 5 Steps to get you Started NOW

    Episode 032 New Year’s Resolutions with your photos

    Episode 033 5 Golden Rules Highlights

    Episode 049 How to Stop Procrastinating about your Photos

    Episode 070 Realistic time frames in Photo Organising

    Episode 082 Planning Photo Projects



    If you have any photo-related questions we haven't answered yet in one of the previous episodes, please don't hesitate to share them with us via the Wishlist for Future Episodes!

    We invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.



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

    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 would like to explore having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.

    • 44 min
    105 | How Mylio changes the way the world remembers

    105 | How Mylio changes the way the world remembers

    We are excited and honoured to welcome David Vaskevitch from Mylio Photos today.



    Tune in to find out why he thinks of Mylio Photos not only as his second heart but also his second brain. He shares some of his personal stories that wonderfully show how a good photo management program can help us keep memories alive and also have fun with our photos.



    We learn about various features Mylio Photos offers, such as:




    importing photos, videos and documents from various sources 
    the event feature, which he calls the ‘Life Calendar’
    the easy implementation of the 3-2-1 backup method we always promote (find out more in episode #002)
    the fact that Mylio Photos works across all platforms. It doesn’t matter, whether you use an iPhone, an Android phone, a PC or a Mac. It simply works for every device.
    the new deduplication and decluttering feature and
    the shared albums option.



    There are many more things to learn about Mylio Photos and as David said: “learning Mylio is a journey and you can start small”. He encourages us all to not shy away from it because it might look overwhelming at first glance. In his words: “if you learned to drive a car, you can easily learn Mylio!”



    We encourage you to have a look at this program, especially if you don’t use another one yet and are looking for a solution to store and manage your memories. Check it out here. You can start with the free plan before making any decisions.



    Mylio Photos also has a great support team that can help you if you have questions or find lots of tutorials over at their YouTube channel.





    Mentioned Links




    Download Mylio Photos (affiliate link)
    Mylio Photos YouTube channel





    Related episodes



    Episode 002 Golden Rule 1 – Backup

    Episode 004 Golden Rule 3 – Create a Hub

    Episode 005 Golden Rule 4 – Sort and Organise (Part 1 – Digital Photos)

    Episode 009 Understanding Photo MetadataEpisode 016 Keep photos safe while travelling

    Episode 019 Synchronising vs Backing Up

    Episode 024 Transferring photos from iPhone to Windows PC

    Episode 026 Will your Photos survive a Disaster?

    Episode 028 What to do with your Work Photos

    Episode 030 Backing up Apple Devices without iTunes

    Episode 039 Photos that DON’T belong in a Photo Collection

    Episode 044 Questions People Ask 2 How do I rename my photos?

    Episode 052 Questions People Ask 5 How do I gather photos from other family members?

    Episode 053 Questions People Ask 6 How do I share photos with others?

    Episode 058 Time to get your Backup sorted!

    Episode 059 What Photo Management Software is Right for Me?

    Episode 066 Make your photos searchable with keywords

    Episode 087 Transferring Android phone photos to a computer

    Episode 093 Digital Photo Management on the Go

    Episode 102 Is using only a folder structure outdated?



    If you have any photo-related questions we haven't answered yet in one of the previous episodes, please don't hesitate to share them with us via the Wishlist for Future Episodes!



    We invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.



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



    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 would like to explore having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.

    • 44 min
    104 | Photo project ideas and a real life example

    104 | Photo project ideas and a real life example

    Before we start with the actual topic of this episode, Chantal would like to ask you for a favour. She is planning to offer short online classes in the future. She’d really appreciate if you could take a minute to fill in this survey for her so she can find out what you are most interested in.



    Now on to our today’s topic:



    Chantal just came back from Switzerland where she helped celebrate her mum’s 80th birthday. Of course, that involved some photo gifts.

     

    Hence, today she can share with us what she created and how she went about it. It’s a real life case study, so to speak.



    We are talking about four projects she did:




    A printed A3 photo book of mum’s life
    A Nixplay (digital photo frame) playlist with photos used in book, displayed during the celebrations
    Peg line with fairy lights to decorate the room on the day of the celebration with printed photos of mum
    A memory scrapbook using photos taken and printed on the day of the celebration with messages from visitors and guests



    Chantal not only describes what the projects were but also how she tackled each of the projects. We discuss the process, the design steps including what the struggles and what the easy parts were.



    There will also be one or two blog posts about that topic over at Photos In Order’s blog page.









    Mentioned Links / Products




    To the survey re online classes
    https://www.momento.com.au/
    10” Nixplay frame
    Instax Square Link Smartphone Printer by Fujifilm 
    8x8 Creative Memory book, empty pages with protective sleeves (affiliate link)
    Blog at Photos In Order: www.photosinorder.com.au/blog







    Related episodes



    Episode 008 Create a Yearly Photobook

    Episode 012 Fabulous Photo Gift Ideas

    Episode 027 Photo Gifts for Christmas

    Episode 035 Introducing you to the world of Digital Scrapbooking with Melissa Shanhun - Digital Scrapbooking HQ

    Episode 052 Questions People Ask 5 How do I gather photos from other family members?

    Episode 054 How to Design your 2020 Year Book

    Episode 061 Photo Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

    Episode 066 Make your photos searchable with keywords

    Episode 082 Planning Photo Projects

    Episode 101 Design Photo Books like a Pro with Libby Jeffery - Momento







    If you have any photo-related questions we haven't answered yet in one of the previous episodes, please don't hesitate to share them with us via the Wishlist for Future Episodes!



    We invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.



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



    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 would like to explore having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.

    • 43 min
    103 | Swedish Death Cleaning and Photos with Caroline Guntur

    103 | Swedish Death Cleaning and Photos with Caroline Guntur

    We are thrilled to have Caroline Guntur from The Swedish Organizer back as our special guest to talk about the approach author Margareta Magnusson describes in her book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.



    Caroline has recently written a blog post that drew our attention: Respectfully, This is the ONE Thing Swedish Death Cleaning Gets Completely Wrong. We could really relate to what she has written and wanted to hear and learn more about her take on The Swedish Death Cleaning approach.



    Whilst we of course talk about photos and memories, Caroline also gives us an overview and explanation where The Swedish Death Cleaning comes from and how ingrained it is in her culture. How it’s about downsizing, minimising our footprint, consuming only what we need and pay it forward to others if we have too much.



    It is a long-term approach and philosophy rather than a once-off big decluttering and organising project, and this episode is definitely one not to be missed!



    Having said this, there is (as always) no wrong or right. However, approaching this method in a different order of operation - as Caroline suggests - makes sense to us and you also might be interested to learn more about it and to give it a go. 



    If you do need help for your photo management, we encourage you to check out Caroline’s courses*. They are very thorough and well structured and come highly recommended.





    Mentioned Links




    Caroline’s blog: https://www.organizingphotos.net
    Caroline’s website: https://www.theswedishorganizer.com





    Related episodes



    Episode 079 When should I organise my photos when decluttering my home?

    Episode 003 Golden Rule 2 – Know Your Why

    Episode 011 KonMari your Photos?

    Episode 037 Exploring Genealogy with Caroline Guntur - The Swedish Organizer

    Episode 034 Storytelling with Your Photos with Mara Morrison - The Filing Fairies



    Episode 039 Photos that DON’T belong in a Photo Collection

    Episode 057 Story Jotting with Katie Chambers- Memories to Legacy

    Episode 082 Planning Photo Projects



    Episode 094 What’s A Photo Without Story with Hazel Thornton – Organized for Life and Beyond









    If you have any photo-related questions we haven't answered yet in one of the previous episodes, please don't hesitate to share them with us via the Wishlist for Future Episodes!



    We invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.



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



    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 would like to explore having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.



    *affiliate link

    • 36 min
    102 | Is using only a folder structure outdated?

    102 | Is using only a folder structure outdated?

    The short answer is: No, it seems it is not outdated!



    Findings from a recent survey we conducted amongst our listeners showed that using a simple folder structure as opposed to a photo management program is not as out of fashion as we might have thought.



    Listen in to find out 




    where people store their digital photos,
    how they structure their folders of their photo collection and 
    which programs they use to manage them.



    We also respond to some comments and questions such as what to do when running out of storage space on your computer, or if you’d rather not use the cloud and many more.



    We were especially pleased to hear from multiple listeners that they have put the 3-2-1 backup system in place - bravo! If you haven’t got a system in place yet, check out our episode Episode 002 Golden Rule 1 - Backup.







    Mentioned Links



    Access a prepared folder structure and download for free here





    Related episodes



    Episode 005 Golden Rule 4 – Sort and Organise (Part 1 – Digital Photos)

    Episode 006 Golden Rule 4 – Sort and Organise (Part 2 – Printed Photos)

    Episode 023 5 Steps to get you Started NOW

    Episode 046 Questions People Ask 4 What is your take on Photo Sticks?

    Episode 049 How to Stop Procrastinating about your Photos

    Episode 063 The Magic of Maintenance

    Episode 089 5 tips for sorting printed photos

    Episode 096 The Apple Ecosystem with Paul Einarsen – Blue Water Imaging







    If you have any photo-related questions we haven't answered yet in one of the previous episodes, please don't hesitate to share them with us via the Wishlist for Future Episodes!



    We invite you to have a look through our DIY Photo Organising Courses so you can decide which of these courses might be what you need to help you move forward with your photo organising projects.



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



    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 would like to explore having a Photo Manager help you, check out www.thephotomanagers.com to find help closer to home.

    • 35 min
    101 | Design Photo Books like a Pro

    101 | Design Photo Books like a Pro

    Meet Libby from Momento in Sydney and discover how this Australian photo book printing company came into existence - as the second one in the world at the time - and how they are serving their clients in Australia and New Zealand today.



    Momento is so much more than a printing company. The three founders, of which Libby is one, came from the world of digital media in the mid 1990s and met when working for a CD-ROM company. 



    They loved photography, travel and also family memories. Because they couldn’t find a printing company that suited their needs and fulfilled their printing quality requirements, they started their own business, offering exactly this! One of the main focus for them is accuracy in colour reproduction and quality at every level has been their defining feature. They even developed their own book designing software, which is accessible for free.



    Interestingly, one of Libby’s first books was her dad’s memoirs, bringing together decades of photos. We can’t but agree when she shares how book creation is about story telling.



    We are also talking about different formats and sizes of books, and how to choose the right one. There are different paper options, too, and Libby explains which one is good depending on the purpose and kind of book. She also shares many more practical tips that start long before the book design … namely, when taking photographs! 



    One of her favourite ways to pass on family history is through recipe books, for which Momento has developed various templates if you don’t want to create your own.



    She says: ‘Making a photo book is not just about you, it is also for those people in the future who won’t be sitting beside you when they’re looking through it, who get to learn about you and through learning about you, they learn about themselves.’ 



    Momento offers something for every taste: whether you want to design minimalistic photo books with lots of white space or are a scrapbooker who likes frames, embellishments, background and other decorative features, they’ve got you covered.



    Libby encourages us to let the purpose of the book guide us and to turn a book from a record into a keepsake by adding stories.



    If you need more inspiration go to https://www.momento.com.au/inspiration and don’t forget that they offer a special to our listeners with 



    25 % off your next Momento photo book (offer valid until 31 October 2023).



    Mentioned Links


    Momento
    How to start a photo book with Autofill
    How to design a photo book using templates
    25 % off your next Momento photo book



    Related episodes



    Episode 007 Golden Rule 5 – Do Something!

    Episode 008 Create a Yearly Photobook

    Episode 027 Photo Gifts for Christmas

    Episode 034 Storytelling with Your Photos with Mara Morrison - The Filing Fairies

    Episode 035 Introducing you to the world of Digital Scrapbooking with Melissa Shanhun - Digital Scrapbooking HQ

    Episode 038 Learn how to take photos you will want to keep! with Lauren Sandford- The Eternal Second

    Episode 054 How to Design your 2020 Year Book

    Episode 057 Story Jotting with Katie Chambers- Memories to Legacy

    Episode 072 Which 100 photos would you choose to document your life?

    Episode 082 Planning Photo Projects

    Episode 094 What’s A Photo Without Story with Hazel Thornton – Organized for Life and Beyond

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Edward Snowedin ,

One of my Favourites

Fiona and Chantel discuss a number of topics related to sorting out your photos. It is not too technical to limit the audience but not "dumbed down" either.

They willingly share their expertise and bring in others as required so you get to hear many viewpoints.

This podcast is well worth a listen if you have any photos that you value!

Els8771 ,

Great! Enlightening & knowledge building.

Great, layman explanations for the very daunting task of organising & managing photos. I have way too many digital photos & am scared of action but Fiona & Chantal help build my confidence to act & are an enormous help in simply telling me what to do & how to do it! Thank you, ladies.

Sarahfun ,

Amazing information!

This is the PERFECT podcast for anyone wanting to get started organising your photos. Start at episode 1 and you’ll learn the step-by-step process to get them organised as efficiently at possible.
I’ve enjoyed organising 3 generations of photos while listening to these wonderful ladies!

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