Drone photography, what a drone!

Drone photography, what a drone!

I love aerial photos and drone photography. They offer a unique perspective on life. Clearly, the self-levelling gimbals and stabilization helps produce stunning photos from drones. Everywhere I look there are perfect, pin sharp photos in super high definition. My...

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10 Amazing Photo Restorations

10 Amazing Photo Restorations

Over the last 10 years, I have seen all kinds of damaged images and performed some particularly tricky restorations. This post is a roundup of my favourite 10 Amazing Photo Restorations over the last 10 years. Some, with great back stories, some that just have...

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Your restored image and backstory showcased

Your restored image and backstory showcased

When you have your image restored, you'll want to share it. You may also want to share the backstory behind it? You can have your image featured right here on the blog. We've already shared some great images of war hero's, record-breaking uni-cyclists, flying aces and...

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Old torn postcard restoration with marriage message

Old torn postcard restoration with marriage message

This old torn postcard restoration job looks like a tough one. It was!  On the back of the postcard was a message and quite a message it was too! The marriage acceptance On her 21st Birthday, the lady featured in the photo had this very image made for her partner as a...

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WW1 Biplane Fighter Pilot Restoration

WW1 Biplane Fighter Pilot Restoration

One of my customers reached out to me and wanted a WW1 Biplane Fighter Pilot Restoration of his late grandfather from WW1 . "I know little about my grandfather and any relatives who might have known something are long gone. One of the men in the picture is my...

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Photo restoration start to finish

Photo restoration start to finish

The process of photo restoration start to finish, has many steps. The process of photo restoration start to finish, has many steps. All of those steps are covered on this blog but not all in one place.  Let us take a look to get you started and on the right path to a...

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Restoring a light leak or fogged film

Restoring a light leak or fogged film

Sometimes restoring a light leak or fogged film requires more than delving into the colour channels and making colour corrections. You can see below that I have shown you how to tackle restoring a light leak before. If you have negative that has fogged or had a light...

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Military photo restoration Lucknow India 1934 Royal Hussars

Military photo restoration Lucknow India 1934 Royal Hussars

Military photos of troops or regiments were popular in the World Wars. In this Military photo restoration Lucknow India 1934, it shows Machine Gun (MG) Troop 10th (P.W.O) Royal Hussars, you can clearly see the water-cooled Vickers machine gun showing it's a fluted...

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Scanning oversized photos video course

Scanning oversized photos video course

"Oversized prints present a unique challenge when it comes to photo restoration: They don't fit most home scanners. This Scanning oversized photos video course explains by scanning the photo in two or more passes and stitching the image back together, you can create a...

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Advanced colouring techniques

Advanced colouring techniques

What makes a re-colouring a photo really work? I've talked about colouring before but with advanced colouring techniques combined with various blend modes, it makes the colouring process look realistic and not fake. Simply put, adding a layer of colour over part of a...

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Badly damaged sepia photo coloured

Badly damaged sepia photo coloured

The process of restoring a badly damaged sepia photo to colour is a long one. This image presented some challenges to keep me busy for hours. The badly damaged photo A client contacted me with a very badly damaged photo. There was a figure in the background who had...

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Photoshop updates for photo restoration

Photoshop updates for photo restoration

This month, Photoshop updates for photo restoration! New updates to Adobe Photoshop have given us some more tools we can use. Content-aware crop Useful for when we need to redo the image size or side ratio to fit particular standard print size. You could achieve this...

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