are literally a snapshot in time, capturing just that
single nanosecond. While a photo can tell a
very limited story in and of itself, sequencing photos and
adding narrative convey far more information and interest
about the lives of the people in the photo.
which system you have chosen to use for hosting your photos, you
have options on how to tell and share your stories both in terms
of media formats and story formats. The following
case studies are examples of the variety of media
formats we have
provided our clients using our tools.
D F o r m a t :
client had hundreds of 35mm slides that he wanted to give
his sons so that each son had a complete copy of all the
slides taken during their childhood without them having to
have a slide projector to view them. We scanned his
slides and archived them to a CD making multiple copies
for each of the children to do with as they pleased.
n l i n e S l i d e S h o w s :
tools currently offer these 4 slide show formats
stories offer the greatest flexibility in
creativity. With your images scanned, uploaded and
profiled - you can create unique stories with the click of
a button unique to any family member for any
occasion. Online story formats include:
format: best for any situation where
you want the person viewing the show to get right to
those images that are of most interest to
study: Janice's art work from 1931 to 2010.
format: when stories are best told
chronologically, the timeline format works well.
Everyone will enjoy seeing the images of themselves
growing up in chronological order. As the mouse
moves horizontally the timeline scrolls to the left
and right. The timeline slide show can be created with
just a click of a button. Case
study: Mom and Dad from courtship through retirement
spanning 70 years.
format: The movie format in it's
simplest form is a full screen slide show of your
favorite images. Adding music or voice narrative
provides a way to add dimension to the story making it
more interesting and meaningful. Case
study: Remodeling of a 100 year old Victorian house
narrated by the owner.
context format: With the click of a
button, display the photos of a person's life in
columns. The column headings contain pictures of
the U.S. Presidents. Clicking on the header icon
generates a slideshow of those images relating to that
period of of one's life in the context of its time.
Case Study: A brief review
of Ken's life spanning 12 presidents from Truman to
B o o k
: P h o t o s o n l y
need not contain any text narrative at all.
artist wanted a photo book that he could use as a
marketing tool as he visited potential galleries
showcasing all of his work.
possibilities: special vacations or a wedding. high
end coffee table photo books serve a dual purpose of
showcasing the photos and serve as an elegant decorative
B o o k
: P h o t o s , l i g h
t t e x t
Study: After spending over 35
years in the antiques business, this client wanted a high
quality coffee table photo book that represented the
quality of his antique gallery and touched a little on
various important or memorable aspects of his life such as
his courtship and marriage, his travels, his rugby days
and retirement. Adding chapter prefaces
and some image captions, added just enough context
and meaning to his life making the book a more valuable
legacy gift for future generations.
B o o k
: P h o t o s , h e a v
y t e x t
Study: This life
review required more text to capture the essence of their
relationship and revealed more detail about their life
together. This kind of book works well when
one wants to leave a legacy of one's life for future
Other scenarios requiring a lot of text
occurs when the stories are sufficiently complicated and
the number of photos available are insufficient to tell
the whole story.
D F o r m a t :
Study: We were contracted to take several
audio cassette tape recordings of a grandfather relating
stories about his immigration to Chicago from Sicily.
Hearing his stories told in the first person in his own
voice was important. Few pictures of him were available
throughout his early life experiences that related to his stories. We were able through research to find
period images relating to his stories that really brought
the stories to life.
The format or formats you decide to
choose depends on how you want to use your stories and in
what venues. Give us a call and we will help you think
through the options discussing the pros and cons of each
based on your known goals and potential future
Call us at 773.251.7040 or email us