As many people know, organizing any box of photos can be intimidating and stressful: How do you start and what do you do first? Imagine how stressful it can be when you have far more than a box, but many boxes, and photo albums that are wasting away. Susan will talk about how to start and organize medium and large projects concerning family history with photos. Her main emphasis will be on the organizational part of the project. How do you set goals? Understanding what you are attempting to do is as important as doing the job itself. While the technology involved will be covered, it is not the main focus of the talk. Photo preservation will NOT be discussed.
Susan Gerbic has organized and journaled her family's large collection of clippings, letters, photos, videos, and more. She was chief photographer and manager of a portrait studio for 34 years and holds a B.A. in social history. She firmly believes that photos are more usable in digital form than on paper.