A collection of photos from family and friends is called a family album. A family album is typically divided into several sections such as photographs, letters, diaries, etc. These collections can be arranged in many different ways. This article provides information on several techniques for organizing photos in a family album.
The first method is to use one particular subject to represent the entire family. The subject can be represented in a family photo album by using some form of negative (in other words, a photograph that is taken after the fact, usually very well after the event).
If this method doesn’t work, then you could start by placing all the photographs that deal with one subject. For example, if there is a mother who has six children, she would probably have pictures of them all. However, she may only want to have pictures of her oldest child, perhaps in a small album.
Then, all the photos from all of the children could be placed in albums. You would then go on to the next step, which is to arrange these albums chronologically. Some families may like to do this through chronological order or through an alphabetical order. The difference is that the older the photos are, the harder it will be to arrange them.
If it is difficult to find the oldest or youngest photos, then you may want to choose an alphabetical order. Most individuals will be able to do this through all of the children in chronological order.
When the photos are arranged chronologically order or alphabetically, you may start with a photograph of the oldest child and move forward through the alphabet. When the oldest photo is seen, it will be at the beginning of the album. This will make it easier to understand what is happening, where you are at in the family’s life.
To help you find the photos in a chronological order, simply start the album at the earliest time frame in which the photographs were taken. For example, if the oldest child was five when they were photographed, then you would start at the oldest photograph.
Once you have found the oldest photo, then you may go to the older photograph and then look for the oldest photo in that same chronology. You may even find that older photographs have more action in them than other photos, so you may want to consider moving older photographs down in the chronological order.
In the same way, you may want to move photographs that are further down in the chronological order down in the order of the chronology. For example, the youngest photograph may be the first to be seen. Then, if the oldest child has two older children, then that is the youngest photograph that will be placed first in the order of the chronology.
You may also want to organize the albums in a chronological order by subject. All of the photographs on each page will be related to the theme of the album.
For example, if there is a holiday theme, all of the family members will be using family photography to celebrate this holiday. This will make it easier to create the album. You may even choose to put the photographs that focus on one specific family member in the same way that photographs that reflect the entire family’s life.
One final idea for organizing family albums is to look at each photograph from a different point of view. For example, you might choose to focus on a photograph of your sister in the kitchen in front of the television.