If you have old photos that you would like to preserve, you must know how to store them properly in order to keep them in good condition. This will ensure that your photos will last for years to come.
Here are some tips to help you with archiving your photos:
If you have a lot of printed photos that you would like to preserve, it is best to scan them. This may be quite a daunting task but it’s a good practice for keeping a back-up copy of your photos. Remember to set the scanner for color photo or black and white photo.
Make sure that the glass of the scanner is free of dirt, hair, fingerprints or other foreign objects. You can use a microfiber cloth or a lens cloth to ensure that you don’t scratch the surface.
Choose a scan resolution that fits your needs. It is best to use at least 300dpi for archiving but if you plan to store the photos in a DVD, use 600dpi for better results.
Albums for Storage
There are numerous photo albums available to store your photos in. When choosing, opt for one that is acid-free. Acid free albums prevent your photos from yellowing over time.
Use photo corners instead of adhesive when attaching your photos in the album. This is the easier solution if you want to transfer your photos without damaging them.
Choose albums with page protectors. Page protectors prevent your photos from sticking to other pages since it limits the contact with other photos in the album.
Keep your film negatives in film sleeves. Doing this is advantageous, especially if you plan to have them printed in the future.
Store the negatives in an acid-free envelope or box. It is also useful to label the negatives accordingly so that you can easily find what you are looking for when the time comes that you have a wide collection of negatives in storage.
Place the boxes that you use for storage in high shelves to prevent damage if there is a flood. Also, make sure that the area where you store it is well ventilated and not directly hit by sunlight.
Wherever you are this spring, it’s always good to know that you can lean on some good friends and make memories that will last forever. Or that’s just us when we heard GROUPLOVE’s amazing music samplers.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
In 24 hours time Lomography UK will be heading out to the Oxfordshire countryside to deliver some special workshops from a tent at the Wilderness festival. It was so much fun last year so we thought we would share some of the best photos from 2013. See you there!
Have you ever seen those old optical toys they used in the 19th century to make out-of-this-world animated illustrations for kids and kids at heart? We haven't seen them in the flesh but it’s a good thing that Richard Balzer collects them and turns them into amazing GIFs for all the world to see.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
Who doesn't love to shoot doubles? It's all fun and satisfying to shoot some double or even multiple exposure photos and see how they would come out. In this simple tipster, I will show you how to take the multiple exposure game to the next level!
Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.