Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Scanning and copying old polaroid photos
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 07:30:02 -0600

At 11:20 AM 3/15/99 +0000, you wrote:
>Alas, the glossy finish of the polaroid is a fine catcher of unwanted
>reflections! Can anyone will experience of copying work suggest what I
>can do to eliminate these reflections?

Do it in a dark room with flash. :-)

Unfortunately, that's the choice. You either have to do it in a dark room, 
or put something dark behind yourself, like a thick row of shurbbery or 
something else that won't refelct in the print. You can try laying the 
print flat on the floor/ground, and then putting the camera on a tripod. 
But a bright sky will reflect. Making copies outdoors is very difficult.

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Common sense is that layer of prejudices laid down in the mind prior to the 
age of eighteen. - Albert Einstein