Speaker Focusing on Photoshopping Old Photos

March 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM

            From the time the first photograph was taken, a major issue has been how to preserve the photos and how to restore those that have been damaged.

            The DuBois Area Historical Society will take this issue into the 21st Century during a March 16 program, “Photoshopping Your Old Photos”. Sean Craig, will be the speaker for the program that starts at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 28 West Long Ave., DuBois. The program is free and open to the public.

            Craig, an art teacher at DuBois Area High School, grew up in Altoona and went to private art lessons throughout elementary and high school. After high school he earned a degree in illustration and graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  He received his art education degree from IUP where he focused on digital art and photography. He has worked as a designer for 10 years and taught art for five years.

           He teaches graphic arts using computers. His students learn how to combine photos, illustrate a maxim using photos, and restore old photographs through new computer technology. The goal of his presentation is to show others how they can preserve old photographs.

           Upcoming speakers and activities include:  April 23 – Third Annual Spring Walk, during which Anne Young and students of DuBois Area High School’s Pupil Enrichment Program will unveiling their downtown DuBois walking tour; leaving from E. D. Reitz Museum, 11 a.m. May 26 – Galen Kilmer, DuBois Area High School Local History Projects, E. D. Reitz Museum, 7:30 p.m. June 4 – E. D. Reitz Museum open during Festival of the Arts, Downtown DuBois; September 10 – DuBois Area Historical Society Annual Open House, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 15 – Fourth Annual “Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk,” TBA, 6 p.m. November 12 – Annual Luncheon, speaker:  John Shenkle, Sky Soldiers: Veterans of Air Combat, TBA.