What is a photo treasure? It is a photo that you find within an older photo that you didn’t know you had!
I love these pictures. You may not think they are that great, but to me, the mom, I see my sweet babies. I have them included in a small arrangement of frames around my house and keep some at my bedside. When the boys were babies I was still using film and I unfortunately did not know much about what I was doing with my camera. As I get more experience with my photography I am sad that I don’t have the shots of my babies that I know I would get today. I have very few close up shots and so many of my shots were out of focus. So what is a camera mom to do? Go on a treasure hunt of course!
Look through your old photos with a new eye. Look for the photo within the photo and see what you can find. You want to look for clear sharp images and believe it or not the ones from a basic point and shoot camera work well. Once you find some good candidates then scan them into your editing software. The next step is to crop it close. Crop it, change it to sepia or black and white lighten it up a good bit and see what you come up with.
You won’t believe where I found my treasures.
the photos on the left were cropped out of the photos on the right.
Sometime it doesn’t work if the resolution is not good; but if you have a good scanner you will get pretty good results.
Here is another treasure:
Go on a photo treasure hunt! Have fun, crop in close and do a little editing. You will be SO excited over what you discover… these may just become your favorite photos! Let me know what treasures you find on your hunt!!