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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Old Photo Restoration

Below are the few old photo restoration services:

• Recreating missing parts of the photos
• Removing spots, stain damage and molding’s
• Manipulating the photograph
• Enhancing and Enlarging the smaller Images
• Restoring the faded photographs
• Repairing tears, scratches and creases
• Water and fire damages
• Stitching back the torn up photos

Now, let us see a detailed explanation of how these photo restoration services can help you:

• Recreating the missing pieces of photos: For some older photos, you can find some missing sections like eyes, hands and etc, but do not worry about the damaged pictures, as the missing parts can be painted out or reconstructed digitally and can be manipulated from any other picture to match the original image.

• Removing spots, stain damage and moldings: Stains and spot damages are frequently occurring on the photos. In the photo restoration process these damaged stains can be removed by scanning the photograph. By scanning you can also change the background of the photograph and can fix the mold damages.

• Manipulating the photograph: Sometimes a good picture of an individual does not exist. Extracting an individual photo from a family photo or from a wedding photo is very simple to do. It can be manipulated by cropping and isolating the picture to create a new picture.

• Enhancing and Enlarging the smaller Images: Sometimes you may have to resize a passport size or small size picture for a large image. This can be done by cropping the smaller picture and enlarging the same to a larger image by adjusting the image quality.

• Restoring the faded photographs: It is the known fact that the photos will be faded with age. Some photos placed in the photo frame for a longer time can be faded due to sunlight and other reasons. The color of the images can be changed with the color tinting services.

• Repairing tears, scratches and creases: Tears, Scratches and Creases are most commonly occurred problem for the pictures which were handled from past years. With the use of photo restoration these will be modified digitally without losing the feel of the original image.

• Water and fire damages: Some miscellaneous damages like ink pen marks, water and fire damages can also be recovered by the photo restoration methods.

Professional Headshots

Well, how are you going to know all that? The following guidelines may help you to pick an efficient and equally experienced corporate photographer who knows what is what:

– You have the internet and you have your friends. Ask your trusted allies regarding the best professional photographer in town and verify their suggestions with the help of the internet. If the shutterbug is that much popular, he or she will surely have a website to showcase all this work. He doesn’t? Well, then, go for the next name on your list.

– If you have the website, check the portfolio section. Go through the various categories of photos and see if you like them. As you are about to click headshots, make sure you like the headshots taken by that particular photographer. You don’t like them? Then it is not a risk worthy to be taken. Headshots are expensive and you have several options to choose from.

– Now, if you do take a liking for his work, you may go to the next step, that is to contact the person directly and have a chat over the phone. Again, the contact information should be provided on the website itself. If it isn’t, then yes, you know what to do. Go ahead and look for another.

– Suppose you called the photographer, what next? What are you going to talk to him about? Of course you will get directly to the point. Talk about his work. Tell him what you think about it and get straight to the point. Ask him about his charges for first rate quality headshots. Here you should keep one thing in mind. Never bargain with an experienced and reputed photographer because quality matters here. Remember that it is an investment you are making at the start of your career. If it works out well, you will get your money back with interest. But if you bargain or settle for a cheap photographer, you may not get the quality you desire. And casting directors won’t think twice before shifting their focus away from your headshots. So decide accordingly.

On the day of shooting-

Once you have decided on the photographer, arrange a day for shooting the pictures. It should be a mutual decision, according to both of your convenience. Keep yourself ready for the photo shoot. Sleep well, drink lots of water and take care of your skin. Maintain a proper diet before the photo shoot and avoid tanning. On the big day, make sure you look your best in those headshots. After all, you are paying a great deal of money for them. Relax and listen to the what the shutterbug has to say. You will look best if you do not let stress and anxiety cloud your mind.

Panorama Stitching

In the olden days, it was difficult to put a panoramic image together as it was done in the dark room stitching images together by overlapping exposures on he finished photo paper. But now, we can buy cameras that are specifically meant for Panorama Images. As in, manufacture of these cameras is meant to shoot images in a row from left to right and from bottom to the top. Although a computer does most of the stitching, it is important for a photographer to shoot images in perfect overlap and only then can a computer recognize the edges perfectly and therefore will stitch perfectly. Overlapping is the most important aspect of a panorama image, a small slip can ruin the entire shot.

Regardless of the intricacies in the image stitching technique, it is most important to shoot images in perfect end-to-end way. Keeping your camera on a level is very important when shooting panorama images as it is not of much importance while shooting fewer images but while shooting panoramic images with more than 50 images it is of utmost importance to keep the camera level.

Next up, please note that any kind of movements in the plain view can kill panorama shots. For example, a bird flying through the canyon. While shooting a panoramic image of the canyon the bird might seem in one image and might not exist in the overlapping image. This kind of happenings cannot be good for the resulting image. All these are steps taken to shoot a proper panoramic image. The stitching of these images to bring the panorama image together is the most difficult part of it all. Graphic experts with computer software work on images shot sequentially and stitch them together. Numerous firms across the globe offer Panorama Stitching Services, these firms hire professional editors to get the job done. Real Estate owners, realtors, wildlife photographers outsource images to these freelancing firms who edit images and stitch them based on the client’s requirements.

Cycling Lends

What they did help provide however was a fantastic and totally unexpected atmosphere. With the arrival of a the long train of support vehicles, police and in particular the French gendarmes (yes the French police with their comedic siren exploited brilliantly in the Pink Panther films), then I begin to notice a faint tingling on the back of my neck. The helicopters overhead then raise the anticipation to fever pitch and I begin to focus on a stretch of road in the distance. No riders yet. But the helicopters remain. My dog Jip stops fidgeting and barking and pricks his ears up attentively. Someone further along calls out, “They’re here!”

That magical sunny day (they forecast rain you know) will live with me I hope, always. Now, I intend to capture ordinary people’s passion for cycling, and this is how I and other would be snappers might go about it.

Loaded with a camera and lens capable of taking action and sports shots (I use a Canon 50mm f1/8 which can be purchased for between £60-70), I locate myself at points along various cycling routes – road or off-road. Organised events will also provide opportunities. One eye should be on the weather beforehand, as a torrential downpour could render all your preparation as useless.

Care will be taken not to take photos of younger cyclists unless parental consent is given. Moreover, care will also be taken not to take a photo if it might hinder the cyclist’s concentration, thus causing an accident (such as on busy roads).

The best photos will probably be provided by muddy mountain bikers hurtling over a jump but brightly garbed road cyclists riding along in the majestic light provided by a summer’s evening glow will take some beating aesthetically.