When you think of classic beautiful photographs,  B&W images come to mind.  Color photography was first introduced in 1930's.  Before then, B&W's had color painted onto the image.  Even though color photographs have been around for 75 years, the B&W image continues to flourish.

 

That's because color can sometimes be a distraction.  A good B&W photo has around 10 shades of grey that convey texture, tonal contrast and drama.  Classic portraits of brides, couples, individuals and children evoke emotion in a way that a color picture never could.  Landscapes also make beautiful B&W, especially with a beautiful cloudy sky, which can always be added.

 

There are several simple ways to convert a color image into a B&W.  Then there is the way I do it.   

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Composites combine multiple images in a unique way to tell a story in a single photograph. You are only limited by your imagination and the skills of the person creating the composite.  Composites may be simple or extremely complicated. Sports, music, hobbies are all great subject themes.  They can be realistic, dreamy, dramatic, simple or over the top.

 

You start with an image of someone performing their favorite sport or hobby.  Actually, it can be anyone doing anything.  Then add background elements and atmosphere.  These have to be combined in a believable way to create an image that tells a story.  It can be serious, humorous or dramatic, like movie posters.  The universe is the limit. 

 

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The process of improving or modifying an image that is not damaged.  You know how you look at photographs in your favorite magazines and wonder why you can't take those spectacular images?  You probably do, but the reason those photographs look so much better is because they have been retouched to bring out the best of the image.  The industry term is post processing, finishing or simply, retouching.  There is not an image in a magazine that has not been retouched.  The better the retouching, the more natural the result.  Here are just a few ways an image can be Retouched:

  • Over exposure / Under exposure corrected to improve overall contrast.
  • Color balance corrected.
  • Colors enhanced and contrast improved to make a flat image pop. 
  • Out of focus images sharpened.
  • Harshly lit images softened.  Hard light exaggerates creases and wrinkles and make them seem much worse. 
  • Ordinary photographs "glamorized".  Why pay for a glamor photo shoot when I can glamorize a favorite photograph?

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The process of returning something to its original condition by repairing.  In actuality, since images are converted to digital data, the image can be improved to the point where it can better then the original. 

 

There are so many different way an image can be damaged.  Fading or color shifting because of improper processing of the print or negative, water spills, ink stains, mold, tearing, puncturing, folding, the dog ate it.  The list goes on. The good news is there are even more ways to save or fix the images.  You just have to find the person who knows how to do it.  photofixerjoe is that person.

Restoration can also include the removal or addition of unwanted people or objects.

 

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  • Your cost will NEVER be higher then the Final Estimate. 
  • If you are not satisfied with the finished product, you don't buy the product or pay.  Period.