For over 40 years I have used the camera to capture the lives of my family and friends. The camera has been a very important tool in my professional career in public relations and advertising. I first started with a film camera and spent hundreds of wonderful/fun hours in a dark room developing and printing my on prints.
Since the late 90’s I have used the digital camera extensively in to aid in my genealogical research in places such as local courthouses, libraries, genealogical societies, family cemeteries, and long-ago home sites and the homes of those who have a portion of the family record.
The following are common challenges you will experience with photographs.
- Photos are tucked away in a trunk or glued in an album, etc.
- Access to the photos requires owner to be there with you.
- Sometimes photos are already in a book or magazine.
- Photographs are best captured with a scanner.
- When scanner is not available, digital camera is next best thing.
Type of photos expected
- Usually black and white.
- Tintypes and sepia toned portraits.
- Color photographs.
- Old negatives.
- Printed in book/magazine.
- Cut out from/printed in newspaper.