September is Save Your Photos Month!

September is Save Your Photos Month!

Save Your Photos Month 2020 is a public service outreach campaign developed by The Photo Managers to teach consumers how to preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents, in case of an unforeseen accident or disaster. Throughout the month, The Photo Managers will present a robust agenda of classes created and presented by independent professionals and fellow members of their educational community.

Save Your Photos Month is an annual campaign open to anyone interested in help managing their photos, in any format. Modern technology has turned our phones into cameras, ready to snap a photo or video at any moment, but this quick and prolific content creation can also be a burden, creating more than we can adequately manage with the risk of losing precious memories in the process. This year we Save Your Photos Month will present more than 40 short classes developed by photo Pros, covering topics such as “iPhone Photography Tips and Tricks”, “Cherishing Your Child’s Memories”, and “Tackle Your Family History”.

These fun and engaging classes are a great way to focus on simpler times and happier memories during this challenging season. Even as a Photo Manager, I’m always amazed at the catharsis my clients experience in working with family photos, especially now in having to distance from family and friends, it’s a great time to revisit wonderful memories while gathering, organizing, safely storing, and showcasing them in new and interesting ways. It’s a form of therapy we can all engage in right now.

Burnham Creative Group Business and The Photo Managers invite anyone interested in saving your photos to join us online at  In addition, check out my daily photo organizing tips on Facebook as well as our website for additional blog posts that can help you on your photo organizing journey.

Carolyn’s Picks for
Save Your Photos Month Classes

 Wow!  Over 40 FREE classes will be offered by my colleagues and fellow Photo Managers.  I have taken a look at the schedule and picked some of my favorites.  Each week they will release a different set of classes based on category.  They are listed as mini-classes, so I am guessing they will have varying lengths, but shouldn’t be too long.

Week 1:  Set Goal
Cherishing Your Child’s Memories
Moving Your Memories

Week 2:  Collect
Digital Photo Gathering Basics
Tackle Your Family History
Preserving Home Movies

Week 3:  Sort
ABCs of Photo Organizing
Mac and Apple people, take these classes from Paul Einarson.  He knows his stuff
   *Organizing with Folders and Albums in Apple Photos
   *Navigating Apple Photos
Photos You’ll Never Miss on Your iPhone
Facial Recognition in Apple Photos
Become a better Photo Editor

Stuff vs Memories, What’s the Difference?

Week 4:  Save
Tips for Preserving Family Heirlooms
Learning About Cloud Storage
iCloud Photo Library
Backup Photos on your Phone
Seven Secrets to Scanning Your Photos

Week 5:  Share
Photo Books:  Getting Your Pictures on Pages
Weaving Stories and Photos
DIY Legacy Film:  Yes, You can do it!

Classes are viewable any time from their time of release until November 1, 2020.  Just go to The Photo Managers Website and click on Save Your Photos Month.  Inputting your email addresses gives you access to all the classes.  From there you can pick the ones you want to take.  Enjoy!

Printed Photo Organizing Workshop

Sat, Jan13, 2018 from  9:30am-12pm
or Wed, February 28, 2018 from 6:30-9pm
Lodge at Laurelwood
at 800 N. River Street,  Batavia, IL  60510

Are you overwhelmed by your disorganized photos?  Do you have them stored in various spots around your house?  Carolyn will help you bring order to the chaos in this hands-on workshop.  Please bring up to four boxes of photos that you want to organize, plus any empty photo boxes if you have to sort them.

Click here to register online
or call the Batavia Park District and Register for class or call (630) 879-5235 and register:
Sat, January 13 is class #101022-1A
Wed, February 28 is class # 101022-1B.
Class fee $30 for Batavia residents. Slightly higher for non-residents.

Pass on Your Memories – Not a Mess

Wed, September 20, 2017, 10am-11:30am
Batavia Park District, Conference Room
327 W. Wilson Street, Batavia, IL  60510
Wednesday, October 25, 10-11:30am
Pottowatamie Community Center
8 North Ave, St Charles, IL 60174

After a lifetime of taking pictures and videos are you left with photos, negatives, slides, VHS tapes and other media that you know what to do with?  The hardest part of any project like this is getting started.  Take the first steps by learning how to organize, convert and backup your photos and other media so you can share your memories with your loved ones.

Click here to register online for the Batavia Park District Class
or call the Batavia Park District and Register for class or call (630) 879-5235 and register for class #402007-1A.
Class fee $25 for Batavia Residents slightly higher for non-residents.

Click here to register online for the St. Charles Park District Class
Class fee $25 for St. Charles residents, higher for non-residents.

Come to My Save Your Photos Month Event

On Saturday, September 17, I am partnering with another Photo Organizer, Laurie Neumann, and Photo Restoration Specialist Patrick McGleam to host this FREE Public Service Education and Scanning Event at the St. Charles Public Library.  Check out our classes on the half hour.  We will cover basic photo organizing, backup solutions and restoration of photos.  

We are also scanning up to 50 photos free to guests of the Save Your Photos Month event.  Find some of your favorite pictures and have them scanned so you can share with friends and family.

Please register below.  Registration is requested but NOT required.  

I hope to see you there!

Carolyn Burnham

Save Your Photos Month Event Flyer
I took the pledge to save my photos