I have had very good results using a digital camera with a high resolution to photograph most pictures in our collection. This also works well if they are in albums when using a scanner is not practical or advisable. The photos can then be enhanced as necessary with your photo program. Very little light is needed to take photos like this; no flash of course. A tripod can be used if necessary. I am very reluctant to use a scanner because of the bright light, especially with albumen type prints.