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.
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions requires more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
We know that creativity has no limits and that you can never stop learning. Thanks to our community member, ilcontrariodime, we discovered how to hack films with anything that comes to mind, resulting in the photo scratch! This article explains how ilcontrariodime used this new technique.
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2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. Here's how I revived my Instamatic cameras.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing? As photographers, we might choose the latter without a second thought, especially while viewing the festival photos that photographer Mart Vares captured with the New Petzval 85 Lens. Still, who doesn’t love the pleasant mechanical shutter sound of an old SLR that makes us commit to analog photography? While following the Nordic delegation at this years Waves Central Europe, we caught up with the Estonian band, Würffel, whose songs leave us feeling equally delighted.
Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light!
We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
North or South, East or West - in every corner of Germany you can find analog photography lovers. Lomography brings them together and shows their pictures to a worldwide community. With this rumble we want to get to know you a little better. Show Lomography and fotoforum where you come from, capture your hometown on film and win a one-year subscription of fotoforum magazine as well as a Lomo LC-A 120 camera. Please note: This competition is only for users from Germany, Austria or Switzerland.