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Randy Collier is a long time friend of Wasatch Camera Club, an excellent instructor and the teacher for this class.

Our photographs are our most precious memories frozen in time, and we simply cannot afford to lose them. If you can’t find an image or if your hard drive crashes… all your efforts will be lost forever… and sadly, I have seen it happen to dozens of great photographers. The process of organizing and preserving your photographs can be time-consuming, but it is such a valuable task to do and to do right! Whether you take pictures with your smartphone or a dedicated camera, you have most likely accumulated thousands of images over the years. Those images are probably scattered all over the place – some on your phone and others on your computer. If you previously ran out of storage, you might have dumped some onto an external drive as well. The process of organizing and preserving your photographs can be time-consuming, but it is such a valuable task to do and to do right!

Keeping your images organized and backed up will save you a lot of time and headache in the future. It is essential that you do it properly early on and keep a consistent system in place. We will discuss detailed information on how you can organize your digital photographs on your computer and implement simple backup practices. What if you were able to put them all in a single location, properly organize them in an easy to remember manner, then store them in multiple safe and reliable locations? I invite you to come and learn these extremely simple yet effective techniques… I promise, you will be glad you did!

When: March 16th at 6:30 PM

Where: This is an in person class and will be held at the Glendale Branch of the Salt Lake City Library.  The address is 1375 Concord St, Salt Lake City, UT 84104.  THIS IS A VENUE CHANGE.

Who: For Wasatch Camera Club members only. Class fee is $28 and registration is required.

Randy Colier bio:

Randy has earned his Master of Photography and Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. He is a past President of Professional Photographers of Idaho.

As a five-time Idaho Professional Photographer of the Year, three-time Intermountain Professional Photographer of the year and PPA Rocky Mountain Regional Master Photographer of the Year, Randy has used his photographic and artwork skills in teaching professionals across the United States and Canada. In a four-year span he received nine Kodak Gallery awards and was selected to display his work at the Epcot Center. The National Association of Professional Photoshop Users awarded him with the Guru Award for excellence in Photoshop design.

In addition to owning three prior Portrait Studios, Randy has worked as a National Sales Manager for two major Photo Labs and as the Account Executive for Kodak Professional serving Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado. As VP of Photography and as Director of R&D, he played an important role in the digital development and the growth of Kiddie Kandids, a chain of children’s portrait studios.

Randy has taught Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom on the College level and regularly conducts photo workshops in Italy and throughout Utah and Idaho.

He recently sold his own Portrait Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He now is concentrating on his fine art photography and is also taking on more teaching opportunities. He loves to share the forty years of photographic knowledge that he has acquired.

He and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are the parents of five terrific children and twenty beautiful grandchildren.

You can view some of Randy’s work online at www.randycollierphotographicdesign.com