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Object Removal Problems

Object removal from a photo can be quite a common request. Even with the wonders of modern digital photography, where you can view an image instantly and decide whether it needs to be taken again, there will always be photos that on reflection aren’t quite how you’d want them. The reality is any photo can be improved. Even if it …

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Smoking awareness and the power of a photo

I’m not one to preach what people should and shouldn’t do with their lives, so although there is a smoking awareness message in the photo attached to this weeks blog the message is more about the power of photography and how one photo can reach out to the masses in seconds. Smoking kills. Whether you smoke, have smoked or never …

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Old photo with a familar face

When restoring old photos it’s inevitable that some sort of likeness will be identified. It’s human nature to associate something new with something familiar – like the old cliche when someone trys a new meat and says “It tastes just like chicken!” However, when repairing this photo I think you’ll agree it’s more than a similarity, the likeness is uncanny. …

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Football Photo Art

Continuing the football theme from our last blog entry I came across an old photo the other day of a corner flag at Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park. In itself the original was quite a straightforward photo but the potential in the photo immediately caught my eye. Much of our work is Photo restoration or Photo Retouching so the opportunity …

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Old Photos – Football Grounds Then and Now

Searching through some old football programmes over the weekend, I found one from 12th March 1988 when Nottingham Forest played Arsenal in the quarter final of the FA Cup. Looking through the old photos it reminded me how different football, and life, was in the eighties. Thinking back to that specific match I was about ten years old and I …

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Dating Photo Tips

How easy is it to accurately date an old photograph? With Colour photography becoming widely accessible in the 1960’s you can be pretty sure any old colour photograph will have been taken in the last fifty years. Couple that with the knowledge that most have been alive for a good chunk of the last fifty years and based on our …

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Photography – is digital storage the way forward?

Photo restoration is an art form and it’s one that could potentially become extinct if technology has its way. The developments in digital photography and the ability to store thousands of images on one tiny memory card is not something to be discounted easily and I for one wouldn’t dream of saying these advances are a bad thing. However, leaving …

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Storing Old Photos

It’s a fact of life that over time an object will deteriorate. Everything has a shelf life and a photo is no different. The photos we repair always vary in damage from severe to minor and like that varying damage we also see that the age of the photo doesn’t necessarily determine how damaged it is either. The big factor …

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Cropping Photos – To Crop Or Not To Crop

Other than repairing photos one of the most common problems we are asked about is printing issues. Specifically issues with photos that have bits missing. This can often occur when someone has a nice picture they want to print out that they’ve previously cropped it, or it’s one size and they want to print in another. For example, the original …

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Photo Dating

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