If you are digitizing old media (Hi8, VHS, and VHS-C tapes), take the opportunity to separate unrelated clips that were previously stored on a single tape or cassette. Digitization is also the ideal time to document, improve audio and color, and remove irrelevant footage.
After I introduce myself as a photo organizer, the next comment is typically something like, “So do you…?” Fortunately, the answer I provide is usually: “Yes!” We digitize old media, sort printed photos, design photo books, organize digital photos, prepare slideshows, and more. Clients include families, photographers, and businesses – anyone desiring to preserve photographic history. Continue reading
While I was working on a 35mm slide-scanning project, the client asked me about printing from the scanned images. Would the scanned images yield quality prints? Continue reading
My mother turned 90 earlier this year. It is a milestone birthday, so I set out to recognize it with a video that captured the span of her years. As I reviewed and gathered photos from the late 1920s to the present, I realized how many roles she had in life: Continue reading
I am helping someone downsize – should I advise them to keep their negatives? I am digitizing my printed photos – should I keep the originals? What about slides? Tape? Film?
A celebration was scheduled for a 65th wedding anniversary at a continuing care community in Ohio. All residents and staff were invited for an afternoon cake reception, and the family desired to incorporate some photos of the couple, since many of the guests had not known the couple except for the last five years or so.
The client was a male in his 50s. As the youngest of four children, he inherited some of the family carousel trays. The slides included family vacations, camping trips, holidays and other childhood memories. He had 14 carousels (80-140 slides each), and his sister had about the same number. They were not sure if they wanted to digitize all of them or not.
The mother of the groom desired a surprise slide show for the wedding rehearsal dinner. She wanted to include photos of the bride and the groom as they were growing up, plus photos of them as a couple. She gathered photos of her son, and she solicited help from the bride for photos of her own childhood as well as couple photos.
Most scanners have multiple settings available for scanning slides, negatives, and photographs. When selected, adjustments are performed as part of the scan itself. Some settings should be used for almost every scan, while others should be utilized selectively.