Brian Lewis has been photographing families and their most precious moments for over 30 years. Since the 1800s, there have been more than 3.5 trillion photos snapped. That number has certainly surged now that every smartphone user always has a camera in their pocket, and even old school photographers using film still use digital tools.
Since Lewis started his photography business in 1985, he began digitally storing every single photo. He currently has every photo he has ever taken safely stored away in numerous locations. Now, digital photo services like DPS Dave are helping professional and amateur photographers alike safely digitize photo albums.
According to Shreveport Times, Lewis has remained diligent over the last 30 years, digitally backing up each photo and having thousands upon thousands of physical copies safely secured in climate-controlled warehouses.
American families place so much importance on their photos, with 24% of U.S. families ranking family photos as their most valuable documented pieces of information, even higher than Social Security cards and birth certificates.
Lewis stated that with all the recent advances in technology, there are plenty of digital storage options available, but it’s important to have black-up plans for your back-up plans.
“People take a lot more photographs now than 20 years ago,” Lewis added. “With cameras on our phone, we have instant access to record all the things we want to relive later which makes properly storing your photographs more complicated than simply putting them in an album like years past.”
He suggests that the two most important factors regarding keeping your photos safe and secure is to have a few safe places that are easily accessible. Also, to have a detailed and organized system so you’ll be able to quickly find a photo from any point in your life.
Sadly, only 13% of young people ages 18 to 24 years old own or have ever owned an actual photo album, and it looks like the overwhelming majority of pictures are being taken with cell phones. Today, digital photo services and storage are more important than ever before.
Digital photo services, like old photo restoration services, are great for people who are serious about saving and restoring their old hardcopies of photos. DPS Dave has developed technology that allows us to instantly scan, retouch, and digitize photo albums and slides from decades past. To get started, or if you want to learn more about digital photo services, contact DPS Dave today.