Launch day approaches
As our launch approaches, I am excited to present our photographs for public display on the Internet for the first time. So far I have digitised around 500 of the 4000 negatives in the collection. It is a slow process as it's all done by hand. Of these 500, around 100 have been "developed" and are ready for viewing. It is very important that every photo be fully restored and presented in the highest quality. Anything second best was described as "rubbish" by my late father and was never acceptable. I have compromised a little by allowing "3 star" photos into the collection. These are historically important enough that they just couldn't be left out. The Japanese letters in the War gallery are a perfect example. As I progress through the collection, I am sure to find more amazing photos.
So we are launching with a small number of photos compared to the eventual collection. I will add new ones as fast as I am able. Please consider following us on Twitter or Liking the Facebook page. I will be posting updates and sharing gems I find.
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The Beatties Studio blog will provide some behind the scenes information on the studio, the collection of historic old Tasmanian photographs and the digitising process.