Archival Project

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by dgs, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. dgs

    dgs TPF Noob!

    Nov 27, 2006
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    I've undertaken a public service project and could use some input.

    The local community museum has a scrapbook collection of newspaper clippings from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The clippings were simply pasted into scrapbooks and are (duh) decaying rapidly. I've undertaken imaging the pages by way of conserving them while leaving them accessible to those wishing to use them. Hopefully the originals will receive proper storage.

    The first volume has been shot as a test. It was shot using a handy piano as a copy stand under ambient room light. The results were actually better than I'd feared they'd be. I think the next step is building a proper copystand and rigging some sort of softbox lighting setup. I'm hoping better light and boosting contrast/sharpness a bit in camera will avoid the need for post processing . . . which would really get to be a time nightmare.

    Anyone pulled this kind of silly stunt? I'd be interested in hearing alternatives both in capturing the images and software solutions for putting them on CD in a usable fashion. (usable, aka practical, pretty well eliminates buying Acrobat for this project)


  2. RacePhoto

    RacePhoto TPF Noob!

    Dec 29, 2006
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    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit

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