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Offline Colin

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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 08:52:13 AM »
Here's one of mine of my Gt Gt Aunt Vi riding a motorcycle with her mother in the sidecar taken about 1930.

The second is some of my ancestors in their conservatory in Bath in the mid to late 1800's.

I still need to get some early ones of me from my mum ;)

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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2010, 09:37:49 PM »
A photo of myself in my younger days


The next two are of my fledgling career as a cricketer. I think I was a great disappointment to my dad in that I never got to play for Yorkshire.  :)



Offline Graham

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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2010, 05:40:45 AM »
A photo of myself in my younger days

           
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Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. 

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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2010, 09:06:32 AM »
Wedding photography 1935 style!

« Last Edit: February 17, 2010, 09:12:12 AM by ABERS »

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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 09:39:08 AM »
Wedding photography 1935 style!



Why does everyone look so happy?  ;D

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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 09:23:05 PM »
great thread! this is my project for 2010. My sister brought me all our old photos at her last visit, and even visited my mum to collect as many as possible.

anyone care to share hints on scanning? i've noticed that when i do scan, i tend to feel very critical of the result, but i expect that is due to the fact i've become so used to the quality of images i can take now, versus the snapshots taken earlier.

are people editing?   here is one i prepared earlier :)



and then an edit....



does it lose anything in the edit? or gain? i'd be interested in thoughts.

not sure how old i am there, but i'd say it's circa early 1970's.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2010, 09:24:55 PM by Terri »

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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2010, 09:58:14 PM »
Terri - IMHO it is the ability to edit that makes this idea of digitizing our old pics such a good one.
We get the chance to put right all the problems with the old ones taken with the Box Brownies and Instamatics with washed out film of yesteryear.
The creases caused by some one accidentally bending the corner, the scratch on the negative or picture or even a smudge mark not spotted before.

As i import pictures i'm always editing them and trying to improve them. Plus you can put them into photo books with a drop of text to add to the story which makes them more interesting to look at and easier to keep.
Carry on and enjoy the benefits of your labour.

As for digital vs film - i made a declaration last year that i thought that digital was now surpassing the best that film had to offer so with that in mind - any thing you scan in will always look unacceptable compared with what is being produced by your digital camera.
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Re: Scanning old photos
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2010, 10:40:58 PM »
Great great grandparents taken about 1890 ish. Their wedding cerificate shows that neither could read or write. Sarah holds a book in her lap. ::)

William was a shepherd.



 

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