Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about How Digital Kreation Operates?

Wondering about how  photo organizing and presentation design stuff works?

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions I get  asked.

Have a question that I didn’t answer? 

How can you help me organize my media collection?

First I will send you an easy to complete checklist to find out what devices you have, where all your media is located and your level of IT-savvy. Depending on your comfort level & set-up, I'll provide you with a personalized step-by-step guidance sheet to get help you get the job done and provide further tips to continue to keep your collection in order.

What are some examples of your projects?

  • Helping gather all digital photos from CDs,USBs, SD cards & old hard drives, merging together in organized computer folders and backing up in cloud Photo storage and external hard drive.
  • Photo books for every occasion: destination wedding, milestone birthday surprise gifts, remembrance books, travelogues and of course Life Story books ranging from a single year to several generation histories.
  • Video slideshows: for special events from wedding receptions to memorial services; highlight reels from a digitized collection of old family videos.

What are your qualifications?

I don't have any qualifications directly related to photo organization or presentation design. BUT..... I am a very keen amateur photographer and passionate about preserving family histories. I have made many Photo books for myself and others using Shutterfly and Mixbooks I've had a long career as a Research Scientist, giving me the opportunity to sharpen my organization, computing and presentation skills.

Will I need to buy any software?

That shouldn't be necessary. There are plenty of free lite versions of photo organinzing video-editing and movie-making apps that should be all that is needed.

How long will it take?

That depends on so many different factors:

  1. Type of project, organizing and or presentation
  2. Presentation type: photo book, slideshow, video
  3. Project size: how many slides/pages; number of photos; amount of editing,
  4. Guidance level: basic (you do it all) , intermediate (I do some of the work), advanced (I do it all)
  5. Your commitment to the project.
  6. Number of edits
You get the picture.... For special events and gift books, I like to have 6 weeks notice but I have put together a memorial video slideshow and simple photo book with two days notice.

What is the best way to find out if you can help me?

You can email me or complete my Contact Form. Or Call or Text Me (+1 (877) 311-7543) We'll set-up a 20 minute Initial Consult (this is always FREE!).

How much is it going to cost?

That depends.... 1. Size and scope of the project - organizing, presentation type, add-ons - writing and photo editing, etc.. 2. Level of assistance - basic, intermdiate, full service I usually quote on a project bundle basis. BUT as a rule of thumb this averages out at about $50 per hour.

What form of payments do you accept?

I accept cash, check, Paypal or Venmo.

Do you do any digitizing yourself?

I do not convert any film, at this time. I will recommend professional mail-in or local hand-in services. I can scan photos, slides, negatives, documents and old photo album and scrapbook pages. BUT this service is limited: 1. To the area that I live in (Morris County, NJ, USA). 2. A Photo Book project-by-project basis (with a limit of 500 items) I don't recommend that you ship your precious memorabilia directly to me!!! I do provide step-by-step instructions for you to do it yourself, personalized to the scanning equipment that you have available.

How does your Guidance Package work?

I provide, advise, encouragement and guidance, tailored to the level and pace that suits you. Anything from just some advise to get you started, to guidance throughout a project, and on up to doing all the hard work, leaving you to enjoy the process and end product. I will always provide a personalized guidance package which includes easy to fill-in forms to gather information, checklists, and step-by-step instructions. See our Guidance page for further details

Can I work with you if I don't live near you?

Yes!!! Using a variety of modern communication and file sharing methods I have worked with people across the country and abroad.