Christmas is coming


‘Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny, in the old man’s hat.’

Photo Restoration christmas

Yes it’s that time of year again. Are you looking for different type of gift?

Mum, Dad, Granny or Grand-dad or any family member

Restore a Photo – Restore a Memory – Make someone Happy

If you need a photo restored for Christmas make sure you get it in on time. Don’t leave it till the last minute.

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Scan a photo negative using phone and scanner

Did you know it’s possible to scan photo negative using a phone and scanner?

The phone/tablet provides the necessary back-lighting, with a flat-bed scanner.

Scan a photo negative


All you need is is turn a large portion of the screen entirely white with a flash light app. Simply place the device facedown over the film on the scanner, and scan it as normal

If you’re scanning B&W negative film, you’ll need to scan in ‘Gray Scale’ then invert the image with photo editing software once it has been scanned.

scan a negative film

Free photo editing software: Gimp

Android devices you can use Screen Light app

Apple devices you can use Flashlight app

Madame Tussaud’s Fire in 1925

An unsettling and captivating photograph of wax figures burnt and melted after the massive 1925 fire that destroyed Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.

Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum Fire

An eye-witness who lived opposite Madame Tussaud’s said in an interview that the fire was a wonderful spectacle. Strong red and golden flames leapt 50 feet from the roof of the building. The wax models could be distinctly heard sizzling.

Why did people not smile in old photographs?


Did you ever notice in older photos that nobody smiles?Charles_Darwin

It wasn’t because they were unhappy or grumpy, it was the process of having your photograph taken that dictated that it was not best to smile.

Older cameras required manual exposures and lots of light because there was no flash and exposures of photographs would take several minutes to hours.

Therefore the subject of the photo would have to hold the pose perfectly still for an uncomfortable amount of time, sometimes for up to 30 minutes.

Mark Twain once wrote, “A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.”