Protecting and preserving old Photographs

How to look after you treasured family photographs?

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preserving old photographs

 

  1. Use a Cotton gloves to hold the pictures.

It is true. There are different things on human hands that can destroy printed picture like oils and salts these can damage the upper finish of the printed photographs.

Holding a picture with your bare hands for a couple of minutes will stamp your fingerprints on it, this will leave a solid brown mark on the image’s surface. So, a cotton glove is the solution to preserve pictures from the oily hands.

  1. For long storage use archival boxes

Now you know how to preserve your priceless photographs from oily hands but what about other factors that out of your control like humidity, climatic changes or direct sun light? Plus you cannot control the temperature changes. This is exactly why you need the archival boxes.

It will preserve the photos from mold, dust and UV lights waves. But take care these boxes may damage your pictures instead of saving them if you stuff too many pictures in one box it will fold and wrinkle the photos or may be scratch them too. So the box has to be loosely arranged to preserve the pictures.

  1. Select the right storage place
  • You must store your photos away of dust, direct sun right and in the right temperature because high temperatures damage the photo surface by speeding up the chemical processes.
  • Do not store your precious pictures at a highly humid place (a basement for example) humidity helps molds to grow and damage your photos

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Rescuing stuck photo to glass

My photo is stuck to the glass. What should I do?

First of all, if you capture your happy moments using a digital camera or a cell phone you will not face such problem who face it is the people who still print photos as print photos require more attention than the digital photos one of the most famous problems is these photos may stuck to glass.

Because this is a very common problem, you may find a lot of DIY advises and tricks. But if you really want to rescue your treasured photograph, you must consult an expert photo restoration artist.

Never Microwave the stuck to glass Picture!

Some clients heat the glass, soak the whole photo or put the photo in the microwave but this will destroy the picture.

But what makes the picture and glass to stick together?

The most common reason that makes a photo stick to glass is Humidity especially if there is not a space between the photo and the glass over time the picture will stick to the glass.

So what should I do?

First you need to know what do not to do with the photo that is stuck to the glass

  1. Do not tease it
  2. Never pull on it
  3. And do not stretch it

Basics rules to rescue your Printed photos

  1. Heating the Glass

Turn on your dryer at its low setting and blow the hot air on the back side of the picture for about 5 minutes keep in mind not to overheat the picture paper, softly pull the corner of the photo repeat it till the photo pulls through.

2- Freezing the Picture

By warping the stuck photo with the glass in a piece of paper and put it in the freezer for about 2 hours then take it out and softly remove the picture out of the glass hopefully the photograph is not stuck too much so you will be able to separate the whole picture without damaging it

Take the image out of its frame; clean the glass by a soft and clean cloth to remove any dirt on it.

Take a photo of the stuck picture with a digital camera or a cell phone and email the digital copy to a professional photo restoration service

Printed Photo Protection

It is advisable to use an acid-free mat as a separator between the photograph and the glass.

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Photo Slimming

I want to look slimmer in my photos. How to?

I always get this request especially when I am taking women photos “can you make me look slimmer?”

Everybody especially women want to look thinner in their pictures plus it is known that the camera adds 10 pounds to you.

By following these simple tricks you can lose the pounds added by the camera and make you look at your best

  • Watch your head. People use to one of the following two things if you want to shoot straight on
  1. Bringing hands up so they will show a lot of neck.
  2. Bringing hands to much down so they will give themselves a double chin.

So they need to leave their heads to look at the photographer straight on.

  • The expert photographer suggests them to wear dark clothes because dark clothes make people look thinner especially the new moms when shooting newborn pictures. The mom black dress is an amazing backdrop. She can hold the baby against it and she will look slimmer at the same time.
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  • Take your photos from above looking down at the subject, this is very effective method and you will have the control too.