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would benefit from the presentation?
Overviews 1,2 and 3:
Business Mileage allowance 2007
Use this Quick
Bio of Photos Made Perfect for your introduction.
the Costume you ask?
San Diego Costume Guild.
Handout Materials for Presentations
would benefit from the presentation?
Photos Made Perfect
engages in 45-60 minute presentations in Costume to genealogy societies and special
interest groups such as libraries, antique collectors/dealers, and lineage
groups. Some groups negotiate for an honorarium including mileage
while others have a set fee allowance for speakers, depending on the size
or type of group.
presentations are of interest to several types of individuals. Many computer savvy members may
restore their own photos at a beginner level and would like the
opportunity to ask questions of a pro. Some wonder how to begin, yet
others have absolutely no desire to learn, nor do they want to take on the expense
of doing it themselves. The last type are those who have restored at
an expert level and now have a through understanding of what it takes and
has decided that leaving it to the pros is easier and they would rather
never do another.
for the topic of photo dating, there are probably more reasons to want to
have a general understand of how to identify dates of photographs but here
are five. If you are interested in purchasing antique photos
you should be able to identify the dates helping you decided their value.
If you inherited photos and are a genealogist, you should be able to
identify the date of a photo to compare to ancestors in your tree. You may simply be entertained by your
curiosity to know and a costumer or you are a costume designer.
your members the opportunity to learn by a demonstration of a digital restoration
service like ours, before they commit to having a photo restored or
attempting it themselves.
This service is fabulous for those members that will not risk leaving their photos
at a commercial photo lab or mail, yet wish they had a better photograph for
publishing their family tree in books or the Internet. Our prices are very competitive giving your members
alternative to the expensive service they may have experienced.
We have the solution!
Prior to your monthly meeting, the Society informs their members that
Photos Made Perfect will be
speaking on (which ever topic you chose below) and scanning original photographs, if they choose to use our
service after the meeting. We
"digitally" repair them without risk of damage to the originals
and then mail the finished photos. There
have been times when we ran out of time and people trusted us to take the
Photos Made Perfect
Overviews 1,2 and 3:
“Digital Image Editing”
question "what is image editing"? or digital photo restoration.
This presentation will show you the many ways it is used
today. If you are writing a book on your family genealogy or
creating an heirloom scrapbook, you will want your photos to look their
best, see how. This class is not intended to teach Image Editing but to
show in an hour how it is done. What the student gets out of it
depends on the level of computer knowledge. If they have tried image
editing and have been successful at an intermediate level, they may see a technique
they have not seen and can ask questions at the end. To the
novice.... it's all great!
Digital "Image Editing" photo restoration basics
Image Editing Today
Q&A and scanning of original photo
overview: “Photo Dating 101”.
give you great insight on how to tell the approximate date of an old photograph,
things you may not have thought of on your own. If you are buying
vintage photos or have inherited some, this presentation is for
you. This presentation is on general photo dating interpretation.
Photographic Processes Methods
Other Photo Dating Methods
paper methods Card de Visite and Cabinet Cards
Photographer style and stamp
5. Q&A and scanning original photos.
overview: “Photo Dating Fashion”,
some instances you may have a copy of a photograph which has loss any clue
to what photography method was used. Knowing about Victorian
Fashions will be your only hope of coming to a date conclusion.
Q&A and scanning original photos.
is not a hard sell opportunity for photo restoration, however we do attach
our contact information on any handouts distributed. With that said,
most societies have us back year after year so that new members see
us or to take in a different topic for an Honorarium. The
Society is bringing them a service to consider after the presentation is
over and Photos Made Perfect can
live up to their motto.
"Restoring Family History…One Photo At A time...
we need from you.
Equipment - Overhead projector or
LCD and a screen. Depending on the size of your group, we need a microphone
system. We need access to the meeting location an hour prior to set
up. With the overhead projector we use transparencies. An extra
benefit of using an LCD is that we can show your members animated
Chairperson often uses a
"Quick Bio" as a basis for the introduction and the "Guest
Agreement Guide". We usually
request that the society make copies of our handouts for their
members. Below are links to files, click on the handouts you need
to print for the
presentation you have chosen.
Contact Information - When
the chairperson calls to reserve a date, we will need to know the
location, amount of honorarium and which presentation you would like us to
is an Honorarium?
pl. hon·o·rar·i·ums or hon·o·rar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A payment given to a professional person for services for which fees are
not legally or traditionally required.
the costume, you ask?
marketing it's not enough to be good at what you do. Even if you ARE
the best, you must find a way to set yourself apart from your competition.
A way that people remember you is to do something so different or over the top,
develop a strong commitment or passion to a needed product, great customer service and a memorable image.
All I needed now was that image.
One day my husband and I were at
a genealogy convention and when the doors opened for the public, we were
thrilled to see a woman float into the room, like Scarlet O'Hara from Gone
with the Wind. Everyone stopped at the sight of her. I loved
it! I said to my husband "wow! I wonder who she is... and why is she
dressed like that?.... what is she selling?... I got to know"....I went
running to find out all about her. She was from the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
decided it would be a great way for people to remember us and it
compliments our photo dating efforts, the rest is history. The second time
appearing in costume someone said to us "Oh, I remember you guys, you
were here last year dressed in period clothes". That's all we
needed to confirm it was working, so since then, we are known for our passion
of image editing, vintage photographs and photo dating presentations in
We have become members of the San Diego Costume Guild. If
you have any questions about period clothing, call us, we love to share. We
invited to events and just have a great time doing it. See
calendar and event
photos at the San Diego Costumers Guild. If you are
already into dressing up, and have a ton of photos of yourself in costume, you
must see our "special
effects" we can put your image on a period background! For more on
costumes click on the Tea Party below.
To my family,
friends, San Diego Costumers Guild and the curious...
It's a huge mistake to
choose a restoration service based on price or distance from your home alone.
Compare apples to apples.
pros and cons of each)
talk about a photo restoration costing only $29.99. The old adage,
get what you pay for" still applies.
and Storage of Photographic Materials
Image Editing Consultant
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progress, please visit often. We apologist for any
long periods between entries some times medical issues prevail.