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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:12 am    Post subject: Care of old photographs  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hello all, I have just bought via eBay some old 'cabinet' portrait photographs taken by Charles Turnbull (1812-1874), who was my GGG-grandfather in Glasgow, and apparently he and his sons were very successful judging by the number of branch offices around the country.
A couple of the images have what appears to be surface dirt on them, any advice please on how to safely remove it and generally take care of the photographs?
None of them are likely to be my relatives, although I do have one very old photograph of a member of the family, it has quite distinctive furnishings, so I'm hoping I might just stumble across a lookalike which might fill in some gaps. Anyway it keeps me out of trouble, and I am enjoying looking at the 'old Glasgow' images that are on this site, well done to those who are running it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Have them scanned and clean them up digitally as some older photos have a lot of variables that are unknown so a digital clean copy nd the older stuff filed away would be my preffered route. Paper differences slight changes to the emulsion etc that could give decent results but could also cause the photo to be lost forever.

If you still wish to clean them you can buy a specialist product from Amazon/Ebay etc called Pec 12 it is basically a very light iso-propyl solution and is bundled with cleaning pads usually. I have used this but only on photos from the 80's etc so I would suggest perhaps testing on a print from the era that holds no value and scanning the ones of importance first as a fail safe.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/bu...ion-cleaner-spray-118ml-/p1018636
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:07 am    Post subject: Cleaning old photographs Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thanks for that, I should have thought of it first. Cheers, Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: School class photos Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Can any one suggest where I would get school class photos of Washington Street primary school Anderston for 1958 - 1963?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: School class photos Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Craigie1355 wrote:
Can any one suggest where I would get school class photos of Washington Street primary school Anderston for 1958 - 1963?

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

how do I post pictures on the forum
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

This link cannot be shared enough.
It's your gear they are your images protect them both for free here.

https://www.lenstag.com/

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hi guys just a couple of questions about lenses  is a lens reversing ring a good option for macro  instead of spending a sh1t load of money on a dedicated macro lens and whicjh is the better option the sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG macro or the tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 DILD MACRO NIKON 1:2 +motor both are just under 100 btw the camera im using is a Nikon D3100
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I think I have got a speck of dirt on my compact camera sensor.
Anyone recommend a place that can fix this? Merchant city cameras came to mind but they offer a limited service for Dslrs only

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