Frequently asked questions

"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us." - Ralph Hattersley
 

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What can I expect when I contact you for the first time?

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When you first contact me at Past to Present Photos, we will set up an initial free 30 min consultation meeting. This meeting can be conducted over the phone or in person (if local). We will briefly discuss your project, gathering a few details. You will then be provided with options and pricing at which point you can decide how you would like to proceed.
 

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Will my printed photo collection be organized at my house?

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This is dependant on a few factors. Is this what you prefer? If so, do you have a safe space that can be dedicated to the organization process? If the answer is no to either of these questions, then I will carefully and safely transport and organize your photos at Past to Present Photo's work space.
 

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My photo collection is already organized into albums. Should I consider changing that?

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The first question to ask is whether your albums are protecting your photos or slowly destroying them. If your albums contain acid (which most of the older albums do, especially the sticky ones) your photos are discouloring and slowly deteriorating.  I would highly recommend removing photos from those albums and either put them in photo archival boxes or into new acid free albums. 
Next question to ask is whether you would like to minimize the space requirements for your collection.  If so, then removing them from the albums and placing them in an organized archival photo box would help with that. You would still be able to easily find and view these photos. And when its time to pass on your collection, the task becomes easier.
In all instances, I recommend scanning your photos, whether they are to stay in the albums or boxes. Scanning creates an additional copy and allows for easier sharing with our technology based generations.
 

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Will I receive my photos/slides/negatives back in the same condition?

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Yes. The originals are returned to you as you gave them to me. The exception may be for photos in an album as there are certain types of albums that make it difficult to return the photo to such. If keeping the photos in the album is important to you then scanning can be done without removal. This would be discussed before the project.
 
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