How will organization make it easier to share my photos?
Organization makes sharing easy primarily because it's now so easy to search your photos.
There are generally two types of searches.
Instead of scrolling endlessly in a dozen different places you'll be able to 'google' search your own photos using your own keywords to find the right photos in seconds.
It's such a pleasure.
to find a specific photo you know would be perfect for a project.
for a range of possible photos that might relate to a particular project
A wonderful way to share your photos is via photobooks, which exist in many different forms from relatively inexpensive softcover books, easy for proud parents or grandparents to have on hand to more formal and beautiful coffee table style books or lay flat books to show off photography. Really the choices are endless.
I can create photobooks for you, but my preference is to show you how to make them yourselves as it is a very rewarding process and the learning curve isn't steep.
The hardest part is finding and narrowing down the photos and using your new search ability along with a few tips on what works best in a book, you'll be able to make books quickly and easily and everyone will enjoy the results.
Sharing: Online galleries
Another way to share photos privately with friends and family is to publish some or all of your photos to an online gallery service. Persaonlly I use SmugMug, but there are other services out there and we can discuss the best option for you.
These work really well when you can set them up so that they update automatically and also if you are able to search them, just as you can search your own archive.
These galleries are relatively inexpensive and I can set these galleries up for you as part of our project. Once you've decided on your preferred option, it's relatively easy to do.
The Legacy Factor
Recently during the 'Stay Home' I just had a blast 'Zooming' with my brothers, both far away, as I screen shared my Legacy gallery with them and we had the time to go through it photo by photo. The three of us spent hours going down memory lane and howling with laughter at our outfits. One brother astonished me with his memory of all our old cars! I cannot recommend this experience highly enough - and no need to wait for a pandemic to strike.
There's no denying the power of putting photos to music to tell a great story and there are plenty of services out there that will allow you to make pro slideshows quickly and easily. Slideshows can combine photos and video clips for even greater impact. Funny, sad, moving, powerful - whatever your goal for your slideshow they are always a huge hit!
The hardest part is finding the right photos but armed with your brand new organized archive this will now be a breeze. Once again allowing you to enjoy your photos rather than being frustrated that you can't find them.