Gil Gonzalez leads class on old photos
Family photographs are timeless keepsakes, or ARE they? Photographs deteriorate over time, are lost, or are owned by another relative. Most of us are aware of issues relating to preservation of photographs created in the 19th century, but did you know that some 20th century images are even more susceptible to the ravages of time?
Professional photographer Gilbert Gonzalez offers guidance on How to Copy and Preserve Family Photographs during a 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16 class offered by the Hayes Presidential Center. Admission to the class is $10/adult and $5/students through high school age. The class is sponsored by RootsMagic, Inc. Pre-registration is required. Please call 419-332-2081, ext. 231 or email email@example.com.
Gonzalez is Head of Photographic Resources at the Hayes Presidential Center. He is responsible for the Center’s wide collection of historic images, including their long-term preservation and duplication for use by the Center, authors, individuals, and academics. During the class, Gonzalez offers tips, tricks, and techniques for digitizing photographs, documents, and small objects. He also explains basic use of software editing and tagging (adding keywords) of photographs for both print and online usage. He also will demonstrate the proper use of digital cameras, flatbed scanners, and slide/negative scanners to make copies of original photographs.