|Posted on January 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM|
Did you ever wonder what goes into restoring a photo?
Watch how this too-dark snapshot was transformed!
|Posted on July 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM|
Before Photoshop, changes were made directly on photos and negatives. Chemicals, inks, paints, airbrushes and small paint brushes were often used. Manipulating photos was a skilled craft using artist tools and darkroom tricks of the trade. Retouching was commonly thought of as "airbrushing" as images were usually edite...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 14, 2015 at 12:45 AM|
One of the most widely used tricks in repairing portraits is the copy and flip. Missing an eye, part of the mouth, an arm or a leg? Just copy the good side and flip it to use on the other side - easy peasy! Um...No.
Unfortunately, people are NOT purely symetrical. Do you stand with your arms and legs a mirror image of the other? Are your eyes exactly the same? Are your ears identical? No, o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 12, 2015 at 7:15 AM|
I almost lost ELEVEN YEARS worth of personal photos and all my scanned and restored family history ones.
I should know better, right? After all, I work with photos, I know about photo organization, I've heard the horror stories..... you just never think...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 27, 2015 at 3:20 PM|
The coolest thing about digital cameras is the ability to take as many pictures as you want. To some readers this might not be a big deal, but if you grew up PAYING for both film and developing - it is! For many of us the camera was reserved for special occasions, and you kept ALL of your photos, be they blurry, off-center, bad lighting, poor composition, long forgotten scenery or duplicates.
Unf...Read Full Post »