With the advent of point and shoot cameras, the opportunity to use digital photography to save historical documents and objects is within everyone’s reach. It’s easy, fun, and rewarding.

Jerry Hummel, who has done extensive digitization for CCHPS, will share his experience in digitizing local documents and information on simple equipment and easy techniques you can use. He will discuss how, using digital photos, you can save images of institutional and family documents, make the more accessible, and share them with people in your interest group.

See examples of what CCHPS has already digitized in various townships.

Bring your point and shoot camera and try out the techniques on sample documents and artifacts.

Join us on Monday, March 22nd, at 7:00 pm in the Boyne District Library’s Community Room. Contact Jerry at 231-533-4405 if you have questions about the program.

Jerry passed out two diagrams at his presentation to assist with the process of photographing, editing, and storing records.  Download them here:

Document Shooting Procedure

Digital Editing procedure