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Balancing the portrait for the client.

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Tintype Image

This is a Tintype image, when I brought the tones up I discovered that the cheek had been colored: Tintype, also melainotype and ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of iron metal that … Continue reading

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You need to tune up that car, Bring it in, I can do it for you.

photo-restoration…  

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Interesting printing on the back of old photos

The photographers ads on the back of these photos I found very interesting.

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Property restoration

Latest restoration, its not quite finished, client ran out of money but it still looks pretty good.  

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The Worst Places…

Some of the Worst Places We Put Our Precious Photographs Attics with no insulation and basement floors, BIG mistake! These two places are the most extreme in temperature and humidity.  The attic will cause the photo paper, especially the emulsion … Continue reading

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Are photos forever?

Even if you put away your photos in a real safe place, thinking they will last forever, you are wrong!  All the forces of nature work against you. Just oxygen alone, over time, deteriorates a photo. Plain plastic bags can … Continue reading

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Dating Photos

Why would I mention something on dating photos?  Have you ever been given the assignment, from family or client, to assemble a set of images in a photo book and tried to figure out where they would be placed chronologically? … Continue reading

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What to write on a photo with?

First of all, always be safe. If you don’t have to, don’t write on the photo. One way to do this is to place the valuable photo in an archival clear envelope and write on the envelope. But most likely that … Continue reading

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What not to write on a photo…

Another hint when writing on a photo: Do not write “Bob and Me” or gramatically “Bob and I”, write “Bob and Jenny”.  A hundred years from now someone will wonder who “me” or “I” is and you will be lost … Continue reading

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