BIFHSGO Saturday

A reminder about the presentation by Stephen Gill this Saturday, 9 October. I’m hearing that Stephen is a popular speaker — informative and entertaining.

Picture This!

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Stephen Gill, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and author of The Family Detective and the follow-up Design in Detail will offer a lighthearted look at how photography evolved in Britain over 175 years, from vanity purchase to an everyday event. He’ll explore what is happening to photographs from our own immediate past, and how we can ensure that current photographs are available to our descendants. He’ll also show us how to tell a story about an old photograph and help date it.

Stephen has been a professional photographer for almost 50 years and a photo restorer for more than 20. Having inherited a collection of photos his grandfather took, he became interested in what stories they told. Over the years he developed new techniques to bring out the best of the images and reproduce them in even more detail than could be achieved originally. He trained as a post-graduate teacher of photography and has been delivering talks and lectures on the subject for over 15 years. He is the first UK photo restorer to receive the status of Accredited Senior in Imaging in the Creative Industries from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

Following Stephen’s talk, you will have an opportunity (in breakout rooms) to apply what you learned from Stephen to a family photo of your own. For this, you will need to have a photo available online for sharing with others.

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