SARAN and BO PINEL from Tekkie Help talk us through why they’ve launched their new “Sort Your Photos” training company. Learning about digital photo management, digital storage space and back up solutions will help keep you calm and safe!
Why did you decide to launch Sort Your Photos?
More and more people were coming to us with tech problems relating indirectly to their photos. They were running out of storage space, they had issues with cloud syncing and configuration or, in some cases, they had sadly lost photos. It became obvious to us that one of the main reasons people struggle is that they don’t have a solid framework in place.
Getting the technology right is so important – it’s the key to success. We started to specialise in digital photo management and have now created a separate company, Sort Your Photos, dedicated to helping people manage, organise and protect their photos.
Tell us how it works.
It’s primarily a training company, empowering people to get their technology set up correctly so that they can ensure their photos are safely protected. From there, we help them customise their digital photo organisational workflow.
We run group training workshops, as well as private coaching to educate people on the basics of photo management and how to organise and protect their photos, for both Mac and Windows users.
We also have our flagship course, the SYP Mac Masterplan, which is a fully comprehensive online training programme that takes people step by step from chaos to organised. We provide all the tools to actually implement the strategy – video tutorials, checklists, strategy plans, even live weekly coaching and a Facebook community.
What “worst case scenarios” have you encountered?
Most people have huge unwieldy photo collections – it’s just the nature of taking digital photos these days. So, from a volume perspective, there is no worst-case scenario; the issue is how the technology is set up to handle the photos! Get it wrong and the results can be devastating.
Contrary to common belief, having photos stored in the cloud is also putting your photos at risk. One lady lost a significant chunk of photos as one of her children was using a device linked to her cloud account and then deleted photos to make space for games… as there was no backup, all the photos were gone forever!
How can someone choose which course to take?
The in-person training workshops lay the foundations in place; they educate people on the overall strategy. From that point, you can implement solutions according to your needs (although we do offer services where we do everything for you!). These foundation level workshops go for three and a half hours.
The Sort Your Photos Mac Masterplan, on the other hand, is everything Mac users need to get the technology set up correctly, from configuring iCloud correctly to the techniques and tools to organise photos. Plus, it has extra training on how to enjoy your photos.
This article first appeared in the October 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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