Photo Tip #3

By · March 4, 2009

Don’t use ink pens!

If you need to label your photos on the back, choose a pen that is acid free. You can find these at photo supply stores like Porters Camera and scrapbooking stores such as Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Creative Memories may still carry a blue soft pencil that is great and safe for writing, that one is my personal favorite.

A common everyday ink pen contains acid and, in time, will eat away your image. The pressure of writing on the back may also dent the photograph. Of course this comes after the smeary mess you get if it didn’t dry!

Barb Gordon, M.Photog.,CR, CPP, is a nationally published and award winning photographer, entrepreneur, speaker, and author. She has been locally honored by YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement 2001 and Advanced Entrepreneur of the Year 2003. Barb owns Gordon Photography & Gallery in Marion, Iowa specializing in customized portrait art. Learn more at www.GordonPhotography.Biz

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