Friday, March 16, 2018

Call for Damaged or Deteriorated Family Photos!

My gorgeous friend, Elizabeth, posed for
my 1920s shoot in Lighting III
I've been away from my blog for about 18 months and have been missing it terribly! Well, I've been missing it when I've had two moments to stop and breathe. I've been doing and learning amazing things in that time and my journey is almost at an end. You see I went back to school in October of 2014 to use my Post-9/11 GI Bill to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Commercial Photography. Between being in school full-time and being a mom, wife, and Scouter something had to give.

I've learned so much from my amazing faculty at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Lakewood, Colorado and I've met some incredible fellow students who are just so incredibly talented! It's been a great experience and I look forward to the next part of my life's journey beginning.

I've taken some great portraits, still life photos, and worked on a little digital restoration. I've been working with non-profits like the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) and the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) to provide marketing materials to further their membership and causes and I'm hoping to get an internship with a social advocacy non-profit. Fingers crossed.

What does this have to do with genealogy? Well, I'm looking to move deeper into the "digital restoration" that I mentioned above. So I'm going to put out a call for damaged or deteriorated family photos. What I'm looking to do is to improve my skills and get more examples of what I can do on my business page, Cheryl Cayemberg Photography. If you would like me to try to fix a family photo email me through my photography website's contact page and send me the scanned photo. I'll let you know if I think I can fix it or if it's currently beyond my skills. I won't be charging for this because I'd like to use the before and after images for my website.

I never knew how beautiful an artichoke was until I cut one
open for a photoshoot!
Send me pictures!

I'll be back sometime in the fall after my internship ends to post more genealogy finds as well as talk about photo repair. I use Photoshop and Lightroom which means I'll be most often talking about ways you can restore your images using those programs, but many photo editing software will have similar tools and nothing I blog about is going to be too technical.

Until next time have fun tending those roots and to my fellow Irish peeps and those who are Irish at heart...Happy Saint Patrick's Day (a day early)!