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The Photo Managers Academy

The Photo Managers Academy

Online courses for professionals and people who want to organize their photos.

Digital Photo Organizing

It’s your time to take back control of your digital photos scattered across all your devices. And we are going to help you! When you register for this course, you’ll end up with a photo collection that is backed up and easy to access and share.

You’ll learn a proven method used by SurroundUs Services that will save you time, money, and energy as you start organizing all your digital photos in ONE place.

Tackle both your digital and printed photo collection with our signature photo organizing courses.

In the DIY Digital Photo Organizing Workshop, you’ll learn a proven method that will save you time, money, and energy as you start organizing all your digital photos in ONE place.

In Printed Photo Organizing Made Easy, you’ll learn step-by-step how to organize your family photo collection using techniques developed by professional Photo Managers.

DPO stands for “Digital Photo Organizing.”

It’s not a new field, but it’s also not a well known field, at least not yet. It used to be that only companies needed help managing their digital assets, but the technology revolution has left the average person with a collection big enough to rival even the largest of companies. When you add in videos, documents, and other types of files that also end up in our collections, it can quickly get overwhelming.

DPO PRO was created to help you learn the life-long skills you need to manage your family photo archive and keep it safe.

If you’re the “designated family historian,” this course is perfect for you!

Imagine having a collection of photos and videos sorted, organized, scanned, backed up, and tagged with meaningful keywords that you can easily access, share and enjoy. This is our vision for you in this course.

Organize both your digital and printed memories…

The Photo Organizing Blueprint is a complete guide for anyone that is motivated and ready to organize their photos. Holly Corbid has taken 10 years of photo organizing experience and turned it into a step-by-step guide that includes the process she uses with her clients every day. We’ll give you the checklists, workflows and tools that you need to get both your digital and printed memories organized and keep them safe.

Everything you need to know to complete your first professional digital photo organizing project so you can feel like a pro from the start.

We’ve partnered with Peter Bennett, a professional photographer, photo organizer, and instructor to create a course that walks you step-by-step through everything you need to know to complete your first professional project. So you can feel like a pro from the start.

This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to brainstorm any challenges that come up and provide unique solutions for a stellar client experience.

Introduction to Lightroom Classic for Photo Managers will provide a solid foundation to help you tackle the software in a step-by-step process. You’ll learn everything from the basic Lightroom structure to creating a well-organized catalog of images so that you become confident in getting started using Lightroom Classic.

Printed Photo Organizing

Overwhelmed with a lifetime of printed photos, memorabilia, home movies, and outdated media? Wishing you had the time and expertise to tackle this daunting problem once and for all? Then this course is for you!

You’ll learn step-by-step how to organize your family photo collection using techniques developed by professional Photo Managers, and get introduced to the best tools to simplify the process.

Tackle both your digital and printed photo collection with our signature photo organizing courses.

In the DIY Digital Photo Organizing Workshop, you’ll learn a proven method that will save you time, money, and energy as you start organizing all your digital photos in ONE place.

In Printed Photo Organizing Made Easy, you’ll learn step-by-step how to organize your family photo collection using techniques developed by professional Photo Managers.

Imagine having a collection of photos and videos sorted, organized, scanned, backed up, and tagged with meaningful keywords that you can easily access, share and enjoy. This is our vision for you in this course.

Organize both your digital and printed memories…

The Photo Organizing Blueprint is a complete guide for anyone that is motivated and ready to organize their photos. Holly Corbid has taken 10 years of photo organizing experience and turned it into a step-by-step guide that includes the process she uses with her clients every day. We’ll give you the checklists, workflows and tools that you need to get both your digital and printed memories organized and keep them safe.

De-Duplicate Photos

Duplicates can be the bane of any photo collection, we all want to be rid of them, but trying to figure out how to remove them can be very confusing. There are a lot of concerns and questions that can bog us down before we even get started.

  • Which duplicate removal application should I use
  • Will it work on a Mac? Will it work on Windows?
  • Is it easy to use or do I need to learn a lot before I can start using it?

PhotoSweeper is generally considered to be the most powerful and comprehensive duplicate remover for a Mac system.

It uses multiple methodologies to identify and remove the dupes from a photo collection, and lets users set the criteria for which dupes to keep and which ones to remove based on a number of options.

While these powerful tools set it apart from other duplicate removal applications, it also can be a bit of a learning curve to understand how to use it effectively.

Photo Books

In this course, you’ll learn the 6 steps involved in creating Photobooks. You’ll get practical ways to include Photobook design into your everyday life, and will dive into 5 different programs options, covering 4 in-depth (GingerSnaps, Project Life, Album Stomp, Canva) and touching on a 5th (Artisan, by Forever).

This course will take you from beginning to end, from not knowing how to start, to having a photobook in your hands. Plus you’ll get some design tips and tricks to keep you expanding your toolbox!

Showcase your memories and tell your stories, in half the steps.

Learn the simple method that eliminates over half the steps normally needed to make photo books.

No more complicated exports, picture adjustments, or uploads. Connect to your favorite photo book printer directly from Apple Photos.

This class will get you started and help you produce a wonderful keepsake.

Find out whether to tackle your printed or digital photos first, or jump to the section that interests you most.

Learn the ABCs of organizing photos and videos that can help you enjoy, share, and protect your precious, one-of-a-kind memories.

You don’t have to be a techie to make good choices about scanning, backups, cloud services, so your keepsakes can be passed down. A set of simple guidelines will take you and your memories from overwhelmed to organized.

Create gorgeous, custom-made photo books for your clients – at a profit! This course allow you to develop an efficient workflow for creating photo books using Pixellu SmartAlbums and Adobe InDesign.

Good content, strong design, and efficient workflow are the three critical ingredients to offering profitable photo book design services to our clients.

In-depth tutorials will build your confidence and set the stage for a comprehensive walkthrough of 3 different workflows using these powerful tools.

Photography Skills

Let National Geographic Storyteller, Greg Goodman, show you how to:

  • Upgrade your photo skills with easy composition and editing tips.
  • Use whimsical wordplay to write captivating narratives.
  • Stand out in a busy, distracted social media crowd.
  • Finally do something with all your old photos and stories.

Photographic Storytelling keeps us connected. It creates community, ends isolation, fills in the gaps that divide us, and ensures that no one misses any of those precious moments.

Take this 6-week online course to learn how to capture the amazing stories that accompany your photographs, whether you’re taking them abroad or in your very own backyard.

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you!

Do you find yourself taking frequent iPhone photos that rarely turn out? Is your phone’s camera roll packed with photos you will never print? Do you own the latest and greatest iPhone but you don’t know how to use all of the features? If any of these apply to you, iPhoneography 101 is meant for you.

You’ll learn to use your iPhone camera in a proficient and thoughtful way, creating photos you are proud to hang on your walls and print for books!

Learn to train your eyes to see the special moments in life, while helping you be more confident and thoughtful in using your iPhone camera.

Apple/Mac Courses

About 80% of tech issues are problems that almost anyone can fix – you just have to know how. Join Paul Einarsen (Photo Manager and former Apple Genius) for basic training designed for real people to keep your Mac computer running smoothly. With the skills learned in this course, you’ll have the satisfaction of fixing and maintaining your own Mac, and be able to help friends, family or clients when they need it.

A professional’s guide to serving and supporting clients who use Apple Photos every day.

Apple Photos is the most used image management software in the world. It might also be one of the most confusing for users, who are unaware of its power and capabilities. That’s where the professional photo manager comes in. With your knowledge and experience, you can help your clients finally feel confident when creating, organizing, and sharing their photos.

This is the only course of its kind for photo management professionals.

Save when you bundle the Pro Photo Manager essentials from former Apple Genius, Paul Einarsen of Bluewater Imaging! This bundle includes the Apple Photos for Photo Managers plus Mac Tech Boot Camp (your guide to keeping your Mac healthy and dealing with any potential issues that may come up). Unlimited access to everything your clients need you to know about Apple Photos and Mac Computers.

All the Information you need to master Apple Photos from iPhone to Photobook.

Apple Photos Start to Finish is simple and fun, but it connects all the dots from critical setup choices on your iPhone through the iCloud Photo Library and into organizing steps on Photos for Mac. It couldn’t be simpler: watch the video lessons; follow along with the steps on your own devices; and enjoy your photos!

Learn the essential settings for both iPhone/iPad and Mac to maximize space and have your photos work correctly across iCloud.

CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF:

  • You have trouble signing in with Apple ID
  • You have “out of space” alerts on iPhone, iPad, iCloud, or Mac
  • You need to back up your devices
  • You are not sure what to do about software updates and upgrades

[THIS IS ONE OF 5 COURSES IN THE APPLE PHOTOS START TO FINISH BUNDLE]

Learn how to use the Camera App and get all your pictures into Photos.

CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF:

  • You don’t understand the modes in the Camera App like Portrait and Live Photo
  • You want to save Messages and Email attachments to Photos
  • You want clean up the digital Post-it’s and photo reminders
  • Photos aren’t showing up where you thought they should

[THIS IS ONE OF 5 COURSES IN THE APPLE PHOTOS START TO FINISH BUNDLE]

Learn how Apple Photos manages your photos and where to find them.

CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF:

  • You have trouble finding a photo
  • You don’t understand how Folders and Albums work
  • You don’t understand how iCloud works for Photos
  • You don’t know the options to organize pictures in Photos

[THIS IS ONE OF 5 COURSES IN THE APPLE PHOTOS START TO FINISH BUNDLE]

All about editing photos: adjustments, filters, cropping and more.

CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF:

  • You want to make color adjustments to your pictures
  • You want to retouch or crop out unwanted elements
  • You want to make creative edits with filters and adjustment tools
  • You want to improve the composition through cropping

[THIS IS ONE OF 5 COURSES IN THE APPLE PHOTOS START TO FINISH BUNDLE]

All about creating projects: photobooks, prints, cards and more.

CHOOSE THIS COURSE IF:

  • You want to create a Project in Photos to create a photobook, print, card, or other product
  • You want to create a digital gallery or slideshow
  • You want to set up online shared albums with friends and family
  • You want to export photos to a folder or other media

[THIS IS ONE OF 5 COURSES IN THE APPLE PHOTOS START TO FINISH BUNDLE]

Showcase your memories and tell your stories, in half the steps.

Learn the simple method that eliminates over half the steps normally needed to make photo books.

No more complicated exports, picture adjustments, or uploads. Connect to your favorite photo book printer directly from Apple Photos.

Find, organize and share your photos in no time!

This recorded live training event shares tips from how to find ‘that’ photo you’re looking for, to some special ways that you can share your photos with friends.

You’ll learn how to get the most out of Apple Photos so you can find the pictures you love quickly and share them like a pro. Your friends will be asking you for tips.

Get unlimited access to this pre-recorded webinar to discover Apple Photos’ powerful built-in organizing tools and how to customize your own collections on both iPhone and mac using Albums and Folders.

  • Learn the difference between folders and Albums and when to use them.
  • How to know what albums you want/need in Apple Photos.
  • How to create albums and keep them organized
  • Shared Albums – what they are and how to use them.
  • Curated Albums (an amazing built-in organizing tool!)
  • Smart Albums (on Mac) – what are they and how to use them.
  • What albums are built-in and what albums you can manage.

Get unlimited access to this pre-recorded webinar where you will learn how to add metadata and other clues to your pictures, so that Apple Photos’ machine learning and object recognition technology can help you find your photos fast.

  • Learn the difference between searching and browsing.
  • Apple Photos terms like Metadata, Moment, Memories, and Categories explained.
  • How to use keywords to make your pictures easier to find.
  • How Search and Browse can custom organize your photos.
  • How to add more information to your photos like titles, keywords, and descriptions.
  • Learn how Smart Albums relate to search and how to use them.

Scanning & Lightroom

Introduction to Lightroom Classic for Photo Managers will provide a solid foundation to help you tackle the software in a step-by-step process. You’ll learn everything from the basic Lightroom structure to creating a well-organized catalog of images so that you become confident in getting started using Lightroom Classic.

Camera scanning is an accessible scanning method that provides greater flexibility and workflow efficiency when digitizing varied types of media, including 3-D memorabilia. This course provides everything you need to know about camera scanning, including terminology, software requirements, equipment options, workflows, and more.

Professional Education

Create gorgeous, custom-made photo books for your clients – at a profit! This course allow you to develop an efficient workflow for creating photo books using Pixellu SmartAlbums and Adobe InDesign.

Good content, strong design, and efficient workflow are the three critical ingredients to offering profitable photo book design services to our clients.

In-depth tutorials will build your confidence and set the stage for a comprehensive walkthrough of 3 different workflows using these powerful tools.

Introduction to Lightroom Classic for Photo Managers will provide a solid foundation to help you tackle the software in a step-by-step process. You’ll learn everything from the basic Lightroom structure to creating a well-organized catalog of images so that you become confident in getting started using Lightroom Classic.

PhotoSweeper is generally considered to be the most powerful and comprehensive duplicate remover for a Mac system.

It uses multiple methodologies to identify and remove the dupes from a photo collection, and lets users set the criteria for which dupes to keep and which ones to remove based on a number of options.

While these powerful tools set it apart from other duplicate removal applications, it also can be a bit of a learning curve to understand how to use it effectively.

Camera scanning is an accessible scanning method that provides greater flexibility and workflow efficiency when digitizing varied types of media, including 3-D memorabilia. This course provides everything you need to know about camera scanning, including terminology, software requirements, equipment options, workflows, and more.

A professional’s guide to serving and supporting clients who use Apple Photos every day.

Apple Photos is the most used image management software in the world. It might also be one of the most confusing for users, who are unaware of its power and capabilities. That’s where the professional photo manager comes in. With your knowledge and experience, you can help your clients finally feel confident when creating, organizing, and sharing their photos.

This is the only course of its kind for photo management professionals.

Save when you bundle the Pro Photo Manager essentials from former Apple Genius, Paul Einarsen of Bluewater Imaging! This bundle includes the Apple Photos for Photo Managers plus Mac Tech Boot Camp (your guide to keeping your Mac healthy and dealing with any potential issues that may come up). Unlimited access to everything your clients need you to know about Apple Photos and Mac Computers.

Annual Conference

Our Most Popular Educational Event of the Year

Pricing & Profitability

The Ultimate Event to Grow Your Photo Business

Multilingual Courses

Fühlst du dich völlig überwältigt von der enormen Anzahl deiner digitalen Fotos? Hast du Angst, deine Bilder und Videos zu verlieren, weil sie nicht gesichert sind? Bist du nicht sicher, welche Software du verwenden solltest? Wünschst du dir, du hättest das Fachwissen, um dieses Problem ein für alle Mal anzugehen? Ja?! Dann ist dieser Kurs genau das Richtige für dich! Du lernst Schritt für Schritt, wie du deine Fotosammlung mit Techniken und Werkzeugen organisieren kannst, die von professionellen Fotomanagern entwickelt wurden.

Bien dicen que recordar es vivir y nada puede hacernos revivir esos momentos maravillosos como nuestros viejos álbumes de fotografías, los mejores momentos de nuestra vida y la de nuestros seres queridos se encuentran plasmados en esas fotos.

Pero sabemos lo abrumador y agobiante que es buscar una fotografía en especial entre cientos y cientos de fotos y no encontrar fácilmente la que se quiere.

Es hora de ponerle fin a esas innumerables cajas llenas de viejas fotografías y álbumes de fotos distribuidas por todas partes y difíciles de encontrar.

Bien dicen que recordar es vivir y nada puede hacernos revivir esos momentos maravillosos como nuestros viejos álbumes de fotografías, los mejores momentos de nuestra vida y la de nuestros seres queridos se encuentran plasmados en esas fotos.

Pero sabemos lo abrumador y agobiante que es buscar una fotografía en especial entre cientos y cientos de fotos y no encontrar fácilmente la que se quiere.

Es hora de ponerle fin a la gran cantidad de fotos esparcidas en diferentes carpetas de nuestra computadora, en diferentes dispositivos, discos externos, teléfonos y que son tan difíciles de encontrar.

Você se sente preocupado quando pensa em sua vida de fotos impressas, recordações, filmes caseiros e mídia desatualizada? Gostaria de ter tempo e experiência para resolver esse problema de uma vez por todas? Então esse curso é para você!

Você aprenderá o passo-a-passo de como organizar sua coleção de fotos de família usando técnicas desenvolvidas por Photo-Organizers profissionais e conhecerá as melhores ferramentas para simplificar o processo.

Você se sente preocupado quando pensa em sua vida de fotos digitais, recordações, filmes caseiros e mídia desatualizada? Gostaria de ter tempo e experiência para resolver esse problema de uma vez por todas? Então esse curso é para você!

Você aprenderá o passo-a-passo de como organizar sua coleção de fotos de família usando técnicas desenvolvidas por Photo-Organizers profissionais e conhecerá as melhores ferramentas para simplificar o processo.

Você está perdido com suas caixas de fotos impressas e vários dispositivos cheios de fotos digitais?

Você não está sozinho! Nós podemos ajudar! As fotos impressas precisam de uma abordagem diferente das fotos digitais, e é por isso que com este pacote economizará US$ 18.00 e irá resolver AMBOS os problemas.

Voel je je overweldigd door de grote hoeveelheid foto’s die je hebt? Of van al die homevideo’s op verouderde media? Zou je willen dat je de tijd én expertise had om dit probleem eens en voor altijd aan te pakken? Ja? Dan is deze cursus jou op het lijf geschreven! Je leert stap voor stap hoe je je fotocollectie kunt organiseren met behulp van technieken en tools die zijn ontwikkeld door professionele Foto Managers.

New to photo organizing and not sure where to start?

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