Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 27th CVGS Program Features Claire Santos-Daigle

from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
At Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) Auditorium

Claire Santos-Daigle – “Photo Dating by Fashions”

 In the field of genealogy some people inherit beautifully preserved collection of photographs while others have only Xerox copies or low quality photos found on the internet.  Those genealogist with photos in good condition can arrive at an approximate date taken by the physical properties. Then there are the photographs where the clues of the physical  properties are not present and what remains are the clothes and objects in the image.  

 Claire Santos-Daigle has presented the topic of Photo Dating by photographic processes in the past in her presentation, "Photo Dating 101".  Back by popular demand, she will be speaking on the topic of Photo Dating with emphasis on fashions. This topic will briefly cover the physical properties, then how to research fashions by covering fashion eras, fashion terms and resources.  

Claire has been digitally restoring photographs for 12 years.  She realized through those years that she had developed a talent for determining the date of a photograph by repeated exposure, and began to seriously research how to date a photo, and uses her collection of photos to illustrate and provide this information, free of charge and accessible to genealogists on her website.

Claire Santos-Daigle is the sole proprietor of "Photos Made Perfect," licensed in the state of California, in Chula Vista. With her husband Michael, she became involved with digital photo restoration when Michael started his genealogy in 1992 through 1996, when they began restoring family photos with free unknown software Michael found on the internet. Family and friends kept saying "you should start a business" and in 1999 she did, with her husbands' technical skills and support, and her art skills, life experiences and marketing background.

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