For reading week this year I will be volunteering / helping the museum for the Queens Own Rifles Of Canada, which is located at Casa Loma. I have already gone down, picked up a box of old photographs, a couple of really large framed images that are around 100 years old and I photographed every picture in a photo album from 1959. Aside from scanning, sorting and retouching, I will attempt to colorize a few of these old photos. The image at the start of this post is my first attempt. Im sure that by the end of reading week the retouched images will look even better than this current one.
Something that will make colorizing old military photos easy is that I wont need to guess what color their clothing should be. I already have some reference images of uniforms from that time period to source colors from. The vast majority of these photos were taken outside, with further simplifies the guess work regarding what colors I should be using. Should be a good go, i’m into history, and I like a challenge. I can also try to do this with Affinity as well, hopefully formulate a decent opinion of the program.
I’ll also make an attempt to build a website during my time off. I’ll update you all throughout the week.