Copying Old Photos

I’ve been talking a lot lately of taking pictures of your family heirloom photographs with a digital camera. Using a tripod and window light one can create a very good digital copy. The heirloom photographs can be put back in a cool dry place and one can share their “new” digital copies with family and friends. Here are a few examples from my family.

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My grandfather is second from stage left. Circa 1900.

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My mom and dad in Iowa, circa 1940

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Dad’s home from WW II, circa 1944

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The Big Valley

I love shooting Sunsets in the San Joaquin valley.

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This day I was surprised with thousands of migrating birds.

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One has to shoot fast as the light changes rapidly.

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But the rewards are timeless.

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Steamer Lane Surfers

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I finished work early yesterday and thought I would relax for a little while.

I went to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz and photographed the surfers.

I shot at 1/250 & 1/500 and overexposed +0.3, for the backlight.

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Class HDR

Golconda

Last night in SLR 102 at Gordons Photo Service I made this HDR image from an old building in Golconda, NV. I have also included a black and white version created in Silver Efex Pro.

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Thunder Mountain

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Here are some of my pictures from Thunder Mountain. The sky was flat, but the grounds were incredible. I tried to concentrate on the buildings and sculptures.

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Shooting The West 2011

Yesterday we visited the dunes North of Winnemucca.

I just processed these photos to share. We were very lucky with the wind and the weather.

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Lovers Point

One of the best locations in my sales territory is Monterey and Pacific Grove.

This evening I was shooting after the sun went down, using slow shutter speeds from 1/20 at f11 (1 of 1)

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Shooting The West

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Shooting The West in Winnemucca, Nevada is rapidly approaching. This year’s event is March 10-12. I will be there offering my one on one camera classes. Of course, there will be many other events and activities.  See complete program

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Shooting Cars in the Rain

_CAM4487-1 Fielding, Dan, Val and myself were playing with stop action strobe photography the other night in Reno. This is an example of what we shot. The model was on a mirror.

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This Year in Denio, Nv

 

The "ranch ladies" of Denio had me back this Fall for a second time. We all had a wonderful weekend filled with photography and Delia’s good cooking. Here are some pictures of Rob, Delia’s husband, his horse and an old truck at midnight.

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