Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club: Old photo restoration

Date(s) - Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
6:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Edie Wall, member of the  Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club, will demonstrate how to restore old photographs at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Wall will show repair and restoration techniques she uses to bring faded color, cracked and stained old photographs back to their original form. She will describe how the repairs are approached and demonstrate the methods used live on actual photos.

Wall has created beautiful gardens on her property in Sherman, New York, in order to photograph them and all the creatures they attract. She began taking photos in high school with a Kodak Brownie and now enjoys learning more about her cameras, post-processing software, photography and gardening.

Wall became interested in photo restoration when she was compiling a book of photos for her family members and acquired some old photos that were in bad shape.

“Indoor fill-flash” and “Winter tree-line” are the themes for the Project Time that follows the speaker, building on January’s tech talk topics presentation.

Higher ISO settings – what are the tradeoffs & what do you lose, and a demo on exposure compensation of overly white objects are the topics for the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting.

A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at club exhibits.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the club blog.