Working With Water Damaged Photos

A Step-By-Step Process For Cleaning and Scanning Water Damaged Photos | Presented by Kathy Stone

Training Description

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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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
Kathy Stone
Instructor

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.   


Website: calgaryphotosolutions.ca

Training Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction
10:01
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Chapter 2: Supplies and Work Area
07:22
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Chapter 4: Clean
12:20
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Chapter 5: Dry and Flatten
02:13
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Chapter 6: Scan
01:29
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Chapter 7: Slides, Negatives, Film and Memorabilia
04:04
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Chapter 8: Final Considerations
04:09
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Reviews (11)

Great Introduction

by Sharon Marsh
I love old photos but like most folks have not done what I should to be sure they are cared for and organized. And since I live in hurricane country, I knew as I started organizing them, that I needed to have a better understanding of what would be entailed should they be damaged. This course was very helpful and a great introduction. I came away with a good understanding of the process and a clear understanding that the best way to preserve these memories is to scan and organize photos before any damage and those photos that are the most precious be stored where the chance of water damage is very minimal. Thank you Kathy.

Working with Damaged Photos Class

by Jodi Bondy
I was able to walk through the process with Kathy step by step and hope I am prepared if I ever have to do this. Jodi

by Charlene Orsine
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Great Introduction

by Sharon Marsh
I love old photos but like most folks have not done what I should to be sure they are cared for and organized. And since I live in hurricane country, I knew as I started organizing them, that I needed to have a better understanding of what would be entailed should they be damaged. This course was very helpful and a great introduction. I came away with a good understanding of the process and a clear understanding that the best way to preserve these memories is to scan and organize photos before any damage and those photos that are the most precious be stored where the chance of water damage is very minimal. Thank you Kathy.

Working with Damaged Photos Class

by Jodi Bondy
I was able to walk through the process with Kathy step by step and hope I am prepared if I ever have to do this. Jodi

by Charlene Orsine

Concise, precise, and invaluable

by Lisa Brueggemann
Kathy's course was tremendously helpful. Thank you for providing such precise direction. In my 2 1/2 years as an organizer, I've not had an occasion to work with water-damaged photos, however, I have had countless occasions to remove photos stuck to the frames/glass where they have lived for unknown years. I've never had the courage to soak the stuck photos in water, but I now have the knowledge (and courage) to give it a try (of course after I've scanned it first!) Thank you

Great presentation!

by Lisa Tanis
So detailed and full of great information! Thank you

by amira hemme

Working With Damaged Photos

by Mollie Wasserman
Great Course! In about an hour, I learned so much that will not only help me in volunteering with disasters, but also provides a great knowledge base that I can offer clients that get flooded basements or leaky pipes. Thanks so much Kathy! Mollie Wasserman

by Lynda McFaul

Thorough, informative, and engaging!

by Chelsey Young
This was an incredible - and timely! - course. Kathy's thorough base of knowledge is so evident in all the helpful tips and step-by-step instructions that she provides. It would never have occurred to me that you could freeze water-damaged photos to halt the damage until you can get to the point where you can attempt to salvage them! Genius. Thank you so much Kathy - I can't wait to re-watch and take extensive notes that I'm sure I'll be referencing soon.

Thorough, easy to follow instructions!

by Cathi Nelson
What a gift Kathy has provided for us! Especially her important, and timely information on protecting yourself from the mold and other health risks when dealing with flood waters. This course will give you the confidence and trust to restore your treasured family photos safely and correctly.

Water damaged photos? Fear no more!

by Lisa Kurtz
Kathy's expertise shines in this detailed course that carefully walks you through everything you need to know about working with water damaged photos. Don't wait until you need this material! Kathy shares some important safety precautions that everyone must take BEFORE they begin handling wet photos. This should be required viewing for EVERYONE!