This course is for photo organizers, disaster response volunteers, and individuals who will be working with water damaged photos. Participants will explore the steps involved in working with photos, negatives, and slides that have been in contact with water from accidental spillage, floods, and other disasters.
- Identify the materials needed for cleaning water damaged photos
- Identify safety considerations involved in cleaning water damaged photos
- Describe the steps involved in analyzing the work to be done to clean water damaged photos
- Describe the steps involved in cleaning, drying and scanning water damaged photos
Upon completion, participants will understand safety issues, preparation and the process used to clean and scan water damaged photos.
*All photos used in this course have been provided by Kathy Stone, Calgary Photo Solutions, and Ann Matuszak/Mollie Bartelt of Pixologie. Photos cannot be used or repurposed without expressed written permission from either party.
Kathy Stone is the founder and owner of Calgary Photo Solutions. She is a Certified Personal Photo Organizer, Certified Adult Educator, and a member of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO). Kathy’s background includes more than 20 years’ experience in training and development, and she has provided training in digital photo organizing and album making to groups and individuals over 17 years. During severe flooding in Southern Alberta in 2013, Kathy saved thousands of photos for several families. She has presented at the APPO Conferences in 2014 and 2016 and spoken to individuals and organizations about the importance of photo preservation.