We're thrilled to welcome Kathy Stone of CalgaryPhotoSolutions.ca to our SaveYourPhotos.org Month interview series"Storytellers & the Photo." You can watch the full 30-min video here, on YouTube. This is the third in the series. See our two previous episodes with Victoria MacGregor of victoriaspress.com, Betty Marton of IYOWPublishing.com, and Martie McNabb of ShowandTales.com. Kathy discovered Ponga when we made our first release at the Rootstech 2021 show. As a professional photo organizer for decades, Kathy had been helping her clients sort through and archive their photo collections. As she wrapped up the work of her largest client, she started thinking about the stories of her own family and how Ponga could help. Today, Kathy's one of our most active and influential members. More about Kathy and her archiving services at CalgaryPhotoSolutions.ca.
The pandemic has made remote video communications with Zoom and other tools as ordinary as a touch-tone phone. This course will leverage that experience to describe a new way to connect elders with the younger generation through photographs using storytelling over Zoom. We’ll describe how to use Ponga as the basis of the storytelling so that stories, and the experience of sharing them, can be captured for future generations. We’ll discuss variables that can be adjusted depending on the cognitive and technical abilities of children, parents, and grandparents.
As part of Ponga's Zoomin' series in 2021, US Army Veteran, archivist, and photographer Amberly Russell, Preservation Services Manager at Permanent brought her unique set of skills to the challenge of talking to loved ones about their experiences in the armed services.
We were thrilled to welcome Karen Ray of RememberingTheTime to our Zoomin' on Ponga series with “Tips & Techniques for Storytelling on Ponga.” Karen Ray brings her unique perspective on family storytelling to Ponga as a member herself. As our guest speaker, Karen talked about her process with fun interactive exercises and suggestions for ways you might use Ponga in different ways.