Sunday, April 12, 2009

Photo Triage - LOM-style

Okay, so many of my visitors here are from Stacy Julian's Library of Memories class currently being taught at Big Picture Scrapbooking . . . and many of you are completely clueless as to what I'm talking about, so I feel the need to give a bit of history on what Photo Triage is before getting into this long detailed post. Photo Triage is basically prioritizing your photos and sending them to the appropriate location for "waiting" just like a triage nurse in an Emergency Room. Basically, it helps you to determine which photos should take priority and have their stories told first.

There's a lot of practice that goes into Photo Triage, and since I've been doing this for three years now, and being as I'm a coach and answer questions like this frequently, I thought it'd be nice to give a little more detail to it with some visuals . . . so without any further delay, let's begin!




These photos were MANY photos that I took from my oldest son's second birthday. There were A LOT of pictures, and I didn't print them all . . . but here's a look at what I did print.


opening gifts


family shots



new wagon pictures




eating cake/blowing out candles




outside play

Hmmm . . . and my food ones are missing from lunch (but that's beside the point).



Here's what I decided I was going to scrapbook as far as my son's party layout will go:


The one of Matthew blowing out candles, a group shot of the table, Matthew in his new wagon, playing with the bubble machine, and a shot of the blow up pool/slide that we had bought all made the final cut. I decided these based on the fact that it shows an overall summary of what his party was about. He's a June birthday, so we were outside, he got an awesome wagon that he loved for many years, and a photo of everyone who was there . . .


Here's what happened to the rest of those photos:

These all went into People -> Grandparents -> Grandparents and Me section


This ONE gift shot will go into THINGS -> Everyday Life -> Books/Reading


Mmmm . . . this one will go into THINGS -> Birthdays/Celebrations because this is so typical of my kids when they're around "celebration" cakes . . . sneaking icing! lol


These will actually go back into the storage binders for a layout about his first experience with a jumprope. Four years later, he has become quite talented with things like this. There are actually two prints of the one in back, and one copy will go into the US -> Matthew section.


And all of these???? They're heading to cold storage or the trash can. I'm still contemplating sending that one of him in the red wagon somewhere, so it may also head back into the storage binder until I can decide where I want it to go . . .


So, there ya have it . . . My photo triage in a nutshell . . . If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I'll answer them in another post. I also hope to be sharing some of the layouts that come from the various photos here, and how there's more than just a birthday party going on . . . lots and lots of memories are here!
Check back soon and I hope everyone's having a fabulous Easter Sunday that celebrates. It's beautiful here in my area today. We've played in the sprinkler after our egg hunt and we'll be heading out on a walk soon.

1 comment:

Jana said...

Great job. I am inspired to start this scary process. Thank you for posting this. It makes me feel much more comfortable with this totally new concept.