New Year Resolutions


Everyone can make a resolution.  But, can you make a resolution that you can actually stick to?  How many times have you said, “I really need to convert my old VHS tapes” or every time you drop your cell phone you think “Whew! Thank goodness nothing bad happened… I would hate to lose all my pictures.”

We hear you. In fact, we’ve heard from many of you who weren’t so lucky!  So, Calagaz has compiled a list of some resolutions that are very much attainable (and special deals to help you along), and will give you a great feeling of accomplishment!

Resolution #1 – Catch Up On All My Photo Printing. 
We realize that you’re a creature of habit, and you take pictures with your cell phone. We all do!  (Heck, even Leo Calagaz was guilty of snapping the first picture of his newborn granddaughter with his handy little iPhone!)

The problem is, we don’t print those photos and many times the photos on your cell phone are the most cherished because they are spontaneous moments in everyday life.  Inevitably, you will get another cell phone one day.  For what reason is uncertain.  If you’re lucky, you will get a new phone because you just want a new one. But more than likely, something will happen to your phone and force you into getting a new one.  Guess what: If you haven’t printed those photos – they’re gone.  Forever.

So, to help out with this first resolution, now until January 16, all Digital 5×7 Prints are only 99¢ (normally $3.49), and our Photo Calendars are Buy 1, Get 1 Free until February 1!  No excuses, folks!  Start printing here.

Keep an eye out for our e-mail blasts which will highlight each of our resolutions every week this month with a special deal.  Below is a sneak peek of what’s to come!

Resolution #2 – Organize, Restore & Archive My Family’s Old Memories
Our most popular special is coming back!  Shoebox Scans are on sale again, so be sure to keep an eye out for this one!  We’ll also be offering some great deals on slide scanning and video transfers.

Resolution #3 – Make Sure Future Generations Can See My Family’s History
This week will focus on making sure that the photos you take today will be around for generations to come.  Watch for major deals on Photo Books, Canvas Prints, Frames & Albums.  Custom Framing orders this week will also see some deep discounts.  You won’t want to miss this one!

Resolution #4 – Learn Something New
Calagaz offers many classes, workshops and photo-taking outings.  We’ll be announcing new class dates and what’s to come for the year ahead of us.

If you’re not signed up to receive our e-mail blasts, you can do that here. We do some pretty awesome stuff from time to time.  :)

Confessions of a Camera Store Employee

Lindsey, Calagaz Photo's Marketing DirectorFor many enthusiast, hobbyist and novice photographers… I have the dream job.  I work in a place where I have all the coolest and newest camera technology at my fingertips, photography workshops and classes at my disposal, and employee pricing on whatever images I want to print to decorate my home or office.

For any type of photographer, beginner to advanced, this place is awesome – and I don’t use it.  Ever. 

My name is Lindsey, I’m the marketing director here at Calagaz Photo.  I’m the one who creates all the TV commercials and newspaper flyers you see in the Sunday paper, among many other things where I am promoting something that is pretty much foreign to me and my skill sets – photography.  Nope, contrary to what everyone else “lives, breathes and loves” at Calagaz, I am not a photographer… but I at least like to think that I fake it pretty well!

As far as I’m concerned, I’m a disgrace to the company I work for.  I do a really good job at what I do here, but I don’t take pictures, and the ones I do take, I don’t print.  I don’t practice what I preach, and I’ve decided I’m going to change that.  Today.  My New Year’s Resolution is this: I am going to utilize everything that Calagaz has to offer, and learn how to be an awesome photographer like many of our customers.

I invite you to follow me on my journey as I embark on a true challenge for myself.  This is going to be a lifestyle change for me, and a great learning experience.  I hope that as you follow my progress, perhaps we can teach each other some things.  I am going to post everything that I have learned in hopes that you, the reader, will find new information to help you with your photography endeavors.  And please, feel free to comment on my posts about anything that you feel you would have done differently, or any tips and tricks that would be fun to share with me and the rest of my readers.

So, who’s excited about our new blog??  I am!!