Scan Your Entire Life
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Our online step-by-step video lessons will teach even the most technologically-challenged person how to scan and archive their photos and documents the right way!
Don't Your Photos Deserve the Best
Do you have containers, bags, and albums stacked full of your family's old photos?
Have you been telling yourself for years you're finally going to scan and organize them in your computer?
The thing is, the longer you wait, the greater the chance something bad will happen to your aging photo collection. And your family members that can identify and describe many of the photos aren't getting any younger. And frankly, neither are you.
But you're probably afraid to even start this project until you know the correct way to scan and organize them. You only want to do this project once. Right?
You're not alone. Most people struggle with this same exact stopping point. Good thing we're here to help.
Aren't you finally ready to have a photo collection you are proud to pass down?
Since 2010, we've already helped thousands of people.
With our step-by-step training course, started in 2018, we are helping thousands more…
… but even better and even FASTER!
How the Courses Will Help You
The course lessons will guide you through the scanning process step-by-step so you learn what you need to know at just the right time
The course lessons are free of all that confusing technical “jargon” and are instead made at a level anyone can understand
Your time is valued, so course lessons are scripted, professionally recorded, and edited so you receive the best learning experience possible
Who said video training course lessons should be boring? These lessons have a sense of humor so you will enjoy learning again!
Learn all of your scanning options you didn't know you needed to know at the best time: before you start scanning!
We’ve done all of the technical research for you and teach you what you need to know
Learn how to scan right the first time so you won't ever have to re-scan your collection all over again!
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How the Membership Will Help You
Library of professionally-made training videos and information teaching you the essentials of scanning and organizing your photo collections
A private community forum to get answers to your questions and connect with people with similar goals
Additional training lessons added to membership course regularly
Updated information as technology changes
This Is just SOME Of What's Covered In The Course Lessons
The Membership is launching with a Course Library of essential core lessons and then will continue to grow in size and expertise with new content added each month
Equipment and Supplies
How to Scan
What Members Are SayING
The Membership course content is just what I needed for my scanning project. The videos and texts are so well done, entertaining but also very professional and easy to understand.
I’ve watched the videos and read through all the lessons twice and have been picking up more info through blog entries. I think I’m ready for my first scan this week!
Curtis, thanks for all you do to make learning all of this possible!!
Thank you so much for putting this membership course together! I am currently spending time with my parents and grandmother due to COVID. I have a rare opportunity to scan their photos – and then review the photos with them and capture the stories. But I found starting the project overwhelming – I couldn't even decide on a scanner.
I put it off for 4 months until I found your website. You gave me the map that made the project doable! I now have all the tools (including an Epson v600) and have started the journey!
In 6 days I've set up my scanner, watched the course videos, developed my workflow (though I am still making adjustments), and scanned 76 photos. (Well, I've made hundreds of scans – but I restarted the project after tweaking my approach.)
In fact, I so appreciated the Course and your above-and-beyond assistance in the forums, that I upgraded my membership to annual. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I cannot thank you enough!
Curtis, I just actually wanted to say thanks again for taking the time to respond with such detail and clear passion for this subject! Most people do not do that these days, and though it's not expected, it's always appreciated. 🙂
I have just joined your membership program and have gotten through half of the lessons. Fun stuff! I can't wait to get some hands on practice.
I think your website is the best resource of collected material on scanning, and removes all the clutter of random, unhelpful, outdated information that one can Google.
Thanks again for your guidance, and I imagine I'll see you inside your Community!
I really enjoyed all the membership videos – very well done! I feel much more prepared to tackle the daunting task of digitizing the family photo collection now and have recommended your membership to several others.
I've learned a ton from watching your excellent videos. Your videos gave me courage and motivation to start the huge project I have been putting off because of not knowing where to start. So THANK YOU so much!
Having worked with computers and technology for over 30 years, I felt pretty confident when starting my scanning project. I quickly realized I needed help. Learning through the SYEL training course was the solution I needed.
Now I know what my options are, I scan with confidence, and my scans are literally 100% better. I would not have figured this out on my own. Creating high-quality professional-looking scans is easy … when you know what you're doing. Thank you, Curtis!
As I have been watching your membership video lessons this week (which is a luxury and unintended consequence of having to stay home due to the Covid-19 pandemic), I am realizing I need all the help I can get! I appreciate so much how well you break down each lesson so that even I can understand. 🙂
Had I not discovered your lifeline, I would most likely have already abandoned the project out of frustration. Even though I read the scanner manual all the way through a couple of times, the information just wasn't clicking. Epson should be paying you for your thorough instructions!
Time to close and get to work! Thanks so much for being out there. I think I can do this!
What you are contributing to the photography community with your membership is unique. I hope you feel good about that and are energized, knowing you are helping people achieve goals. God bless!
I want to let you know that your lessons are great. I thought I knew how to use my scanner, and I had a good process down, but I was wrong. There is a ton of great useful information in the lessons. The instructions are clear. The lessons are interesting and even funny. Thanks for the great information!
I am sure I would have been completely overwhelmed and returned my Epson Scanner had I not seen/read your Membership Training Course's step by step instructions on use prior to my purchasing it. You should get a commission from Epson!
I have now been scanning my old photos actively for about 2-3 weeks. And I'm happy to report that with your guidance I have managed to scan over 400 paper prints already! It seemed such a daunting task but after learning the basics from your videos, it's been pretty smooth sailing.
Your training course videos are, by the way, very professional and easy to follow! So huge credit to you in putting the effort in making these!
Your membership course is by far the best structured and organised online teaching resource (on any topic) that I have ever encountered. Across three decades I worked as a senior manager in large UK High Schools – so I'm qualified to discern and commend a well-developed and well-delivered teaching resource!
I followed every element of the course faithfully – every video lesson and every article. I scanned the Community forum dialogues and absorbed the shared information from several exchanges relevant to me.
Your exhaustive attention to detail can only be admired and the presentation quality of the graphics and videos is highly polished. Distinctively, a compelling spark of humour creeps in, as a throw-away aside in the video narration and in your answers to online questions. That personal dimension adds enormously, by making the lessons ENGAGING – a precious commodity lifting your course above the daunting jargon and intimidating numerical data.
Your course is an enormous help to me – firstly, by defining some anchor point settings to use and secondly, by widening the scope of the parameters I needed to first think through in approaching my own family heritage scanning project, beginning with 6000 slides (mounted transparencies).
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