Scanning Old Photographs

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I have archives going back to when i started with photography, the 1960s. The first 35mm camera I could afford was a Prinz Mastermatic III, a re-branded Halina Paulette, purchased in 1969 just before I started at the university of Leeds. Here’s a 1973 advert – and note the difference in price with a Spotmatic, then one of ‘the’ cameras …

Slide Restoration

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My Dad was also a photographer all of his life, and he kept meticulous records of every image – date, time, camera, lens, film and exposure details. Before he passed away in 2018, at almost 92 years of age, he had been sorting and digitising his slide archives, going back to the 1960s. I guess this is where I partly …