Shown above is the Kodak Compur camera that photographed our 25 boxes of slides.... back in the day, now considered VINTAGE! (Yes, 25 boxes!)
Ron's Dad, Winston, was a "clicker". He loved photography.
He was an excellent photographer.
Winston knew all of the qualities of taking a good photograph, and he took a LOT of them.
Let's just say that he took more photos than anyone I know 😁.
Fast forward from the 1950's to today, 2018.
All of his photos were turned into slides.
Trying to decide how to tackle these boxes(filled with slides), without going broke, to preserve SOME of these memories have prompted a bit of research and asking many questions.
|Yep, 25 BOXES|
Inside each BOX houses a carousel → filled with slides, and slides and slides.
|Each of these carousels houses 100 slides|
For those who are TOTALLY UNFAMILIAR with this vintage apparatus, this is what happened on the weekends:
The happy 1960s family gathered around the slide projector to view hundreds of photos that were on the carousels! Sometimes neighbors and families would be invited to the showing!
Back in the day, these were excellent slides.
Truthfully, the quality of the photograph taken is remarkable.
I purchased a very inexpensive USED (50.00) Wolverine F2D Mighty film to Digital Converter.
Here is my first attempt at scanning and editing a multitude of memories, using the converter.
On a side note, MOUNTAIN LAKE no longer has this amount of water, as seen in this photo ↓↓↓ taken in 2002. For those of you unfamiliar with the lake, this is where the 1987 movie DIRTY DANCING was filmed. ( GREAT MUSIC)
Scanning the slide is simple.
The outcome was not what I wanted, so either:
A) rescan to see if a different result occurs, or
B) try another method.
Here is another photo of my DIY method of preserving the slide.
This DIY required spending zero money, but required thinking outside the box, and ingenuity.
I'm not sure which method I will end up using, but I'm leaning toward the second one, as it appears sharper, and the colors before editing appear more pleasing.
Both methods use a camera card.
Both require editing.
Both can be uploaded to computer, then transferred to external hard drive, or CD.
Ron has now skimmed through 5 boxes of slides.
It will be fascinating to see many slides will be saved, scanned, and preserved.
Cheers to saving memories!
PS... Here are two links. Both are written by my friend, Mark Morrow, a contributing author with PHOTOFOCUS.
1.→ CONVERTING SLIDES
2.→ TIPS FOR RESTORING