swimmersIf you’re like most parents, you snap dozens of photographs during family vacations on your digital camera, perhaps download them to your computer, enjoy them a few times and then forget about them.

Two journalists, photography experts and dads – Michael McEnaney and Greg Scoblete – explain how to make those memories everlasting in a new e-book, From Fleeting to Forever: Enjoying & Preserving  Your Digital Photos and Videos.

Back in the day, shoeboxes and photo albums of family legacies were passed from generation to generation, garnering wear and tear in the process. But how do you pass on your family’s “digital” legacy?

The digital age of photography is mainly a blessing (more documentation of family time not destroyed with age) but also a curse – what will you do with those images so they don’t gather dust on the computer, or worse yet, get wiped out if a computer crashes.

In an easy-to-read conversational tone that digital and photography novices (like me) can understand, From Fleeting to Forever provides guidance on how to store digital photos and videos, how to organize them, how to have fun with them – like making keepsakes of special travel moments – and perhaps most important, how to ensure treasured memories are passed down to your children and beyond. For Facebook  enthusiasts, there is an entire chapter dedicated to digital sharing and social media.

After reading the book, it inspired me to actually DO something with some of the travel adventures (and moments at home) of my twins so I made a short, fun video to send to the grandparents. And if I can do it, anyone can. (Hopefully I’ll get better with practice!)

See it here.

From Fleeting to Forever: Enjoying & Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos is available for $6.99 at Amazon, Sony, iTunes, Kobo, BookCover_copyApple and Barnes & Noble bookstores.

Learn more about managing your digital library at your-digital-life.com.

Disclosure: Mike McEnaney is my amazingly smart and hilarous uncle. However, I paid for the book myself and my review and opinions are my own. (But perhaps he owes me a drink next time I see him?)