Growing up, photography was always a hobby. I didn’t get my first digital camera until 2001. Prior to that, I used a variety of SLRs and point-and-shoots. I have 2,000 non-digital photos from years 1987-2000, stored in 4 photo albums. I’ve wanted to scan them into the “cloud” for years. I finally started last weekend. I scanned all of them at 300dpi, but as I was scanning, I pulled out the ones I really liked and re-scanned them at 1200dpi. 17 made the cut from PHOTO ALBUM 1. I loaded those 17 into photo editing software [nothing fancy, a mixture of Microsoft Paint, Paint.net, and Adobe PhotoStudio] and removed some of the fading and scratches. Now I’m sharing those 17 with you. These were all taken when I was between 16 & 22 years old:
That’s all for now! I will be posting my favorites from PHOTO ALBUM 2 this weekend.
What great memories. We’ve been to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor … love that area. I need to sort/scan photos, too, but I never get around to it.
It’s so beautiful up there, isn’t it? Nothing else feels like Maine. I hope you can eventually do your photos! It’s time consuming but quite satisfying 🙂
You have some great photos. I need to do this too. I would like to make photo books.
Great idea! It’s a good feeling to know all your photos are stored in the “cloud” and won’t be lost.
Love seeing your favorite old photos of places we all loved – time spent on the Island was always magical, and Marblehead and Manchester are both gorgeous any season of the year. Great job – you were/are a fantastic photographer.