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Archiving Family Treasures

Archiving Really old photos: Your suggestions on methodology and tools? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on May 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Using colored filters to photograph gravestones

I want to get some feedback on my idea for photographing eroded gravestones before I go out and buy the materials to test it. I propose taking two camera flashes and putting green film over one and red film over the other. Then I'll mount one on the left and one on the right of the camera. I hope that this will give green shadows on one side of the carvings and red shadows on the other, and by fiddling with the resulting photo in Photoshop I'll be able to see the faded carvings better. Does this sound as though it would work? Could I get by with a single coloured flash? Is there a better way?
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 1, 2010 - 13 answers

How much should I pay someone in Hungary?

How much should I offer someone in Hungary to photograph graves in a cemetery? I'm doing genealogical research and I need about a dozen graves photographed. I found someone willing to do it, and I don't want to either insult him or drive the price up.
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Any bicycle historians in the house?

Going by the style of clothing, the age of the man, and the make/model of the bicycle can you help me date a picture? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 19, 2006 - 28 answers

Help us date a mystery picture and potentially identify its subject

We dropped a photo on the floor, and the frame broke. Out fell two pictures: the one we knew about, and this one which was behind the original: [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Jun 11, 2006 - 15 answers

reproducing old documents

I've been asked by my library's genealogy department to make copies of documents that are too delicate and/or unwieldy to place on top of a copy machine or scanner... [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie on Jul 16, 2005 - 12 answers

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