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Why people didn’t smile in olden days.

2020-04-27T17:29:09-04:00April 27th, 2020|art photography, Daguerreotype, Family portraits, fine-art photography, History of photography|

As I sit around at home during this quiet time, I got to thinking about why people didn't smile in old photos. In the old days, cameras were slow and a single exposure would be several seconds long. If anyone moved, the photograph would be blurry, so as a result, everyone had to stay very still. This resulted in portraits having everyone in an unnaturally stiff pose, and it's why we think of people in [...]

Phil Cantor Photography is now offering a new service: Photo Restoration!

2020-04-21T13:14:38-04:00April 10th, 2020|assignments, Montclair, Photography|

You’ve had that box of old family photographs tucked away in a closet, gathering dust. Photographs of your parents, grandparents— memories that are LITERALLY fading away. Well, now that we’re all stuck at home all day, maybe it’s time to digitally restore those precious family heirlooms and bring them out of the closet.