75/365. November 25, 2009.
I found an envelope today with some of my old pictures. I decided to scan some of them and use them as future daily fotos.This was the oldest picture in the bunch. I took this picture when I was 16. I was laying flat on my stomach on the front porch, looking into the peppermint camellia bush to get pictures of my kitten's antics. I was using a Canon...? A1... F1? Pre 1977. I would have been using a 75-205 lens... but any other info is long since lost.
Tonight I scanned the old picture and did an auto correction. Then I added contrast and made it lighter. The original got an honorable mention in a high school photo contest.
I may not be able to take pictures right now, but one way to solve the problem is to find the best of my older pictures--and even some that weren't so great--scan them... and play with them in Photo shop.... They can be my old-new pictures.
Luckily this picture didn't need a lot of restoration, I have others that may not be worth restoring. Photo shop programs are the most fantastic invention... I am still constantly amazed at what can be done!
I fell in love with photography in about 1st grade. That is when I began seeing things as images and wanted to take pictures to record the world as I saw it. By 8th grade I knew I wanted to be a photographer. In college the first time around my major was communications/journalism w/the minor in art/photogrphy. I say I am a wanna-be photogrpher, but I have worked for two photographers as an assistant, office manager, putting together the Wedding albums and doing touch up and restoration to photographs (by hand--not computer), I worked at JC Penny as a photogrpher and at a camera repair shop (again, back in the day when cameras were mechanical....)