Louise Todd at Family History Simplified is so passionate about reconnecting people to their past and I’m so grateful she has asked me to guest blog about something I’m passionate about… restoring cherished photos.
We all know the feeling one gets looking at old photos. Often it evokes emotion... reliving historical events, fond memories of family gatherings, remembering passed loved ones and wondering about relatives we never knew. It causes us to pause and reflect.
As the years pass memories fade and photos fade too. Often there is only one original print and negatives most likely have been lost.
Recently while visiting my parents home I noticed a photo of my grandparents which sat on the shelf for many years. I never knew them personally and would often study this photo and wonder what they were like. Now the sun and exposure to light had faded the photo badly and their features were barely recognizable. Luckily I had noticed just in time. Even from it's poor state I was able to scan, restore and preserve the photo for future generations to enjoy.
To prevent your cherished photos from being lost forever I recommend you do these 3 things . . .
1) scan your photos (at a high resolution – 800 dpi) so they won't get lost and so they can be shared with others.
2) invest in restoring your photos before they fade and important details are completely lost.
3) store the original away in a safe, dark place and keep a printed copy in photo frames instead.
If you have any questions about restoring old photos, http://www.pineriverstudio.com/ or call Pine River Studio at (705) 309-414150
Guest Blogger: Jackie Hodgson
Jackie is a graphic designer who specializes in photo restoration and illustration. Her company Pine River Studio is a niche creative studio offering custom print and digital designs and visuals. She is passionate about helping others digitize and preserve their treasured photographs for future generations. You can send Jackie a message by clicking here.