Old Photo Restoration At Audubon Photo Club

Edie Wall will demonstrate restoring old photographs at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, Feb. 13, Wall will show repair and restoration techniques she uses to bring faded color, cracked and stained old photographs back to their original form. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, she will describe how the repairs are approached and demonstrate the methods used live on actual photos.

Wall has created gardens on her property in Sherman in order to photograph them and all the creatures they attract. She began taking photos in high school with a Kodak Brownie and now enjoys learning more about her cameras, post-processing software, photography and gardening. Wall became interested in photo restoration when she was compiling a book of photos for her family members and acquired some old photos that were in bad shape.

“Indoor fill-flash” and “Winter tree-line” are the themes for the project time that follows the speaker, building on January’s tech talk topics presentation.

Higher ISO settings, including the tradeoffs, what is lost in an image and a demonstration on exposure compensation of overly white objects are the topics for the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting.

A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call Suzette Paduano, club president, at 763-9492, email suzettepaduano@yahoo.com or visit the club blog at jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.