Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
I’ve mentioned Gawain Weaver Art conservation before, this time he has published a 19th century photographic print process chart for free download. Of course I already have the well known James M. Reilly chart, but this is really neat because of the color scales and it’s more based on step by step use. Great!
Nice blogpost about daguerreotypes from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Good photos and explanations of the rehousing.
The Dutch Foto Restauratie Atelier is offering new courses in 2013. Courses ranges from identification of old and newer techniques to mounting and framing.
History of photographic techniques.
On Restauratoren Nederland you can download this guideline about the workflow and practise of digitizing photographic collections. The pdf link is at the bottom of the page.
The photographic materials, book and paper group is hosting a conference in Glasgow called “Current Solutions for Mutual Problems”. They are at the moment having a call for papers.
If you are not submitting papers, keep an eye out on when to get a ticket for the event.
6 historic photograph processes
I recently posted a video from George Eastman house about the woodburytype. Here are the rest of the wonderful videos (just click on the image). My favourite historic photo technique will always be platinum prints, nothing beats their tonality.
A video from George Eastman house explaining the technique of making a woodburytype, impressive how “easy” the gelatine gets spread out into the image by pressing it. There are more great videos on different photographic techniques here.
First step of digital restoration - scanning
I recently invested in a great flatbed scanner for my digital restoration work. Here are some examples of the results, just by tweaking the scanner settings before scanning. It’s not perfect, but it gives a good base for continuing work in photoshop. Scanning slides have also given good results, so now I’m ready to get going in the digital restoration factory!
Bussiness cards featuring vintage cameras - love em!
The Photographers Gallery in London reopens after a 18 months refurbishment. Seems like they have taken the challenge of displaying digital photography and how this can be used in a gallery setting. Next time I’m in London I’ll definitely have a look.
The video is made by The Guardian.
1 of May I posted a link to an article about Photobooth, this San Francisco based photography studio. Here is a video where the owner Michael Shindler explains the procedure of making a tintype. Awesome!
Silver & Light by Ian Ruther. Beautiful tintype photography, never seen them that big before and it’s a beautiful story as well.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there seems to be a newfound interest in old “outdated” techniques. Not only in photography, just think of people with digital music collections still buying LP records or the movie “the artist” winning all those oscars.
Have I told you that I offer digital photo restoration?
With my background as a conservator-restorer I can assess how the physical photograph can be improved and at the same time make a digitally restored copy, making for an overall better result.
To see examples of what I can do check out http://photographicrestoration.tumblr.com/
Whenever I have new examples I will post them there.
Interested? Give me a hint and I would love to take a look at your photos.