André Ruiter Stereoscopy

Scanning Glass Plate Negatives and Diapositives

January 18, 2021
Scanning Glass Plate Negatives and Diapositives - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
I have a collection of vintage black & white glass plate negatives and color diapositives. Glass was the main carrier for the negative emulsion until the 1920s. What most people don't know is that glass was also used for creating positive images. This mainly concerned glass slides that could be viewed with a stereoscope or projected with a magic lantern. Scanning glass plate negatives and positives comes with some challenges.
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Restore old Photographs

September 16, 2020
Restore old Photographs - B&W photographer and collector of antique photographica
Some of the vintage photographs in my collection are in bad shape. Careless handling of the photos or bad conservation have affected the images. It's a nice challenge to digitally restore these images and try to bring them back to their original state and make a print.
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