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A Q&A On Our Scanning Services

We are doing more and more scanning jobs in the studio, and we often get questions as to our services, what we offer and what we can do. Thus, this blog post. Q: I have hundreds of old negatives and slides that my dad took when we were kids. Can you scan them and make...

Scanning Black and White Negatives

Scanning Black and White Negatives

TI began my journey as a photographer back when I was just 13 years old, in the darkroom developing and printing B&W film. It was a birthday gift of a little darkroom kit. I have had a love affair for B&W ever since.  Now I have the task of scanning the...

COVID-19 Protocols For Our Studio

COVID-19 Protocols For Our Studio

       To make your interactions with us safe, we have set COVID-19 protocols for our studio. As I write this at the end of July 2020, we are in a kind of semi lockdown status of business re-opening during the coronavirus pandemic. The studio was closed starting...

My Cameras: The Praktica Nova I

My Cameras: The Praktica Nova I

My first 35mm SLR  I had written this post a few months ago for my other web site, www.roydresselphoto.com and while it works there I also thought it makes sense to post it here. Many of us have had a film camera that has become a part of our life as a photographer....

The Short History of I Scan Photos

The Short History of I Scan Photos

I named this post A Short History of I Scan Photos because of the history of this website, and the name is very short. I began this site in May of 2020 to separate the scanning and restoration business from my portrait and wedding photography business. So this post is...

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

This Old Olympus OM-1 is one of my favorite cameras. Purchased new at Boots Camera in Fresno in 1979.   The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional 35mm camera The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional camera, but I had had several 35mm cameras before the OM-1. The...

Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Man, this camera sure does show my age. Well, in reality, it is a bit older then I am. I bought this camera in a pawn shop in Fontana, California, in about 1968,  but it's much older than that. The Mercury II camera was built by the Universal Camera Corporation of...

Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

The little kit that I received for my thirteenth birthday to develop and print B&W film. It began a journey that I am still on today. The journey of the image. I'm lucky,  I found my passion early in life, and it became a passion that I have been able to make my...