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Want to create a photobook or other picture gift to share family photos and stories but need guidance and ideas?
Want to save and share your digital pix but uncomfortable with technology?
Have a fantastic family picture, except there's one kid with his eyes closed or it's tattered and torn?
We can help. We provide:
- photobook creation coaching - individual coaching, group workshops and BookCamp
- PixTalks on photo preservation, photo organizing and photostorytelling
- image Photoshop correction
- Contact us
Remaining 2015 Family Photobook "BookCamp" Workshops:
Autumn BookCamp is October 27, 29, November 3, 5 (with book proofing session date tbd)
Tell your family’s story in a 20-page family photobook, combining your family stories and photos to make a fun and meaningful gift. All it takes is two weeks and four meeting sessions – really!
“I loved this workshop. I signed up because I had been thinking about putting a cookbook together for a few years and could never get myself started on the project. Boy was I shocked at the progression of learning that occurred over the first 3 sessions! I had my book together by the 4th session. In two weeks, four sessions - I did it!”
- Sheryl Meddin
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
Location: Pixorium office
Cost: $295 + the cost of the book (around $40 which you will pay directly to Shutterfly)
Note: To be successful you must have time during the two weeks to work on the book between the sessions. There is also prework – mostly photo and story gathering – to be done before the workshop.
The workshop is limited to 4 participants so you get personalized attention and leave with a finished book.
How do you sign up? Contact us!
The Art of Photostorytelling: Creating a Photobook that Delights
Created a photobook but it wasn't what you envisioned? Comfortable with technology but haven't ever made a photobook? This workshop was designed for you!
Join us for three hours Saturday morning to learn all you need to create a photobook that will make you proud and delight its recipient. We'll cover what photostorytelling is and how to tell a compelling photostory, give you graphic design tips and walk you through creating a photobook on Shutterfly.
Instructors: Liz Wilson, Shutterfly photobook veteran and creator of beautiful and useful family recipe photobooks; Jiffy Page, Pixorium founder/owner, Shutterfly photobook veteran and contract photobook creator since 2009.
Time: 9:00 am - noon
Location: to be finalized - in Morningside/Decatur area
Cost: $40 early registration; $50 registration week of workshop (if space is available)
Reservations are required as space is limited.
How do you sign up? Contact us!
PixTalks: an hour or so of really useful information combined with lots of energy and examples
"Jiffy was wonderful, great presenter, great passion - she ‘had a story’ to share with us that contained good information. She was/is a ‘pro’. I was very happy I attended even after a long day."
- S. Venker
I'd love to speak to your group - large or small - Contact us!
“Families not only tell stories of their shared past, but tell stories of the more extended family, stories parents tell about their own childhood, about their parents, and their parents before them….Families that tell more of these kinds of family history stories have adolescent children that have higher levels of self-understanding and emotional well-being.”
- From the website for the Family Narratives Lab, Emory University, Robyn Fivush, PhD., Director
Dr. Fivush’s research shows that family storytelling matters, not just for adolescents as noted above, but for children too. Family storytelling leads to children and families with greater resilience and self-esteem. (See this linked article from March 2013 NYTimes)
Your family stories matter.
So do your family photographs. Coupled with the stories, photos bring the words to life, giving the names faces and a sense to places. That’s photostorytelling.
In this PixTalk, each participant is asked to bring a photo with a family story behind it.
Jiffy will spark your enthusiasm for telling your photo’s story (and the stories behind other family photos you have) and give you very doable photostorytelling ideas based on your time and budget. She will show you not only how to get your photostory started, but most importantly, finished.
Participants with “tangible” photos can receive a digital copy of the photo as part of the PixTalk.
Photo Organization & Preservation Basics
Sooo many photos in sooo many places. Sound familiar? Could you find a picture if you wanted to find it? Do you worry about your old family pictures deteriorating?
If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, this PixTalk is for you.
After a discussion of "why bother," Jiffy shares a guide for how to organize your photos, both "tangible" and the "digital" kinds, explains how to preserve both types of photos and provides a plan for starting and finishing such a project. An hour and a half well-spent...
As always, questions are always encouraged and each participant receives a helpful resources guide.
Tips for Preserving & Sharing Your Priceless Family Photo Memories
Everyone has photos. They tell the story of a life, a family. You know they are important. You want to do something to preserve and share them. But there are a lot of them and dealing with them feels overwhelming. This PixTalk will help.
First, Jiffy tackles the question, "This whole thing takes a LOT of time that I really don't have. Why should I bother?" (Pssst – it has something to do with Big Daddy…)
Then, Jiffy discusses what “preserving” really means for the variety of photographic images – prints, slides, negatives, film/video, digital – and provides clear advice on how you can save your photo memories.
Finally, Jiffy gives very doable ideas for how to share your priceless photos in fun and meaningful ways, perfect for gift giving.
Questions are always encouraged and each participant receives a helpful resources guide.
Remember, we are a local Atlanta company, here to work with you and your irreplaceable pictures side-by-side and to help you tell your story. Questions? Ideas? Contact us!