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Archive Photography: How to photograph oversize photos, curled documents, and heirloom treasures.
 
 

Archive Photography: How to photograph oversize photos, curled documents, and heirloom treasures. [Kindle Edition]

Gary W. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Archive Photography will show you how to make digital archive copies of your treasured documents and heirlooms using digital cameras, smart phones, and even tablets. Challenges such as tightly curled documents, large frames, and curved glass are solved with some simple steps, illustrated with over 80 photographs and drawings.

Archival subjects covered are:

> How to photograph very large or curved glass pictures.
> Detailed procedures for uncurling documents with a humidification chamber.
> Easy lighting and background tips for professional looking results.
> Removing photos from vintage and magnetic albums.
> Using smart phones and tablets for archive photography.
> Recommendations for archival-safe storage.
> The mysteries of archival standards and terms explained.

This book will help the home archivist with their most challenging archival projects.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3121 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983578567
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: PhotoTree.com; 1 edition (4 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HL0G79A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #470,735 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historians' guide to the camera 7 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wanted to buy a camera to use in archives, and this book told me what I needed to know. Plus invaluable tips and explanations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Filled with solid advice 23 Jan 2014
By RLippert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This guide is filled with clear, concise, step-by-step, information that can offer useful tips to those looking to archive family treasures.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 27 Mar 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative and written for all to understand without insulting anyone's intelligence. Lots of good facts and suggestions. Very well laid out. I highly recommend it particularly for those just starting out.
5.0 out of 5 stars Title is somewhat misleading - MUCH more useful ! 23 Mar 2014
By Joseph T. Reinckens II - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't do photography but I have done a lot of scanning and retouching and also read a number of books on photography to learn about things like types of light. (I've scanned and/or retouched over 1,500 yearbook pages, after finding they don't photograph well.)

The one objection I have to this book is that THE TITLE IS TOO NARROW. I have never heard specifically of "archive" photography, so perhaps that is a specialized term, like "macro photography" or "low light photography".

This book covers a LOT of things that are MUCH broader than just "archival", "oversized photos", "curled documents" and "heirloom treasures". A lot of this is professional-level techniques that are cheap and easy to implement -- if you know about them.

One of the most difficult problems amateur "occasional" photographers have is avoiding glaring light. Clark shows CHEAP AND EASY ways to avoid lighting and background problems, using readily available objects such as white poster board, sheets, and similar objects. He points out that the same techniques that apply to "archive" photography also apply for things like photographing objects to sell on eBay.

If you're new to photography, I suggest you get a basic book on how to use a modern digital camera and basics like focal length, different types of lighting, etc. Once you're familiar with those, DEFINITELY GET THIS BOOK. Even if you're not doing "archival" photography you'll find LOADS of useful information.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting reading 15 Mar 2014
By amreink - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enjoyed this book and, once started, could not wait to finish it. Very informative chapters with lots of good advice on archiving photos and documents.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not used 3 April 2014
By Elizabeth Corson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have not read this book, as of yet. I cannot rate it and I may never get around to reading it.
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