Since retiring, my Grandad – Roy Arthur Sharp, has been writing his life story. It may have taken him 20 odd years to complete but he got there in the end! He is always full of stories and with us all living busy lives remembering them will be difficult, that’s why documenting family history is important. It was a pleasure to turn his life story into a printed book, for him to hand out to our family so we can share and refer to those moments for years to come. Continue reading “Documenting Family History – My Grandad’s Life Story”
Every old photo has been on its own unique journey. Whether its been – carried around in a purse, framed in front of a window, stored in a damp loft or battered by the elements of war. So, how much does photo restoration cost? Continue reading “How much does photo restoration cost?”
Murder, theft and even a case of ‘furious driving’; Barnsley Archives delve into history to unlock criminal tales of the Victorian era. To coincide with their exhibition ‘Changing Crimes: True Stories of Barnsley’s Criminal Past’, colourised prisoner photos have brought these moments to life.
So, it’s that time of year again when you’re trying to think of birthday gift ideas for Dad. He has everything and doesn’t want anything — I’m sure it’s a common problem! I decided to colourise a black & white photo, so I scanned his favourite old family photo and got started!
Thinking of a unique Father’s Day gift each year is always a challenge! There are only so many times you can buy ‘No. 1 Dad’ mugs, socks and chocolate! And while we’re on the subject – I really despise all those typical unimaginative greeting cards for Dads! Not every Dad loves golf, DIY, vintage cars and farting!
So if you’re ever stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas – colourise a black and white photo and frame it! Continue reading “Father’s Day Gift Idea: Colourise a Black and White Photo”
Recently, I came across this great free online photo editor called Pixlr. (It even has a very fitting tagline with this blog! – Make every moment beautiful!) Pixlr has a similar interface to Photoshop, equipped with the tools perfect for some simple DIY free photo restoration. Read on and i’ll explain some of the tools to show you how to restore a photo for FREE. Continue reading “How to Restore a Photo for FREE using this Online Photo Editor…”
I recently started looking into my own family history, particularly photographs. I find these captured moments fascinating and it’s a shame to just have them digitally archived. This got me thinking… wouldn’t it be great to create a family tree photo collage to display a collection of photos, past and present? Continue reading “Family Tree Photo Collage Wall Art”
When scanning your old family photos to archive those moments, you may face the problem of a honeycomb texture spoiling your scan. This is due to the “silk finish” paper texture, which was used a lot back in the day.
Read on and I will show you how to remove paper texture when restoring an old photo. Continue reading “How to remove paper texture when restoring an old photo”
Today, we don’t think twice when it comes to capturing a family moment – we always have a camera to hand, however 70 years ago things were different. While researching your family tree you may find that a photo of your descendants together doesn’t always exist… how about creating that missing moment by combining two old photos. Continue reading “Two old photos combined and colourised”