Manipulate objects within your photo.
The photo here of a Police station in Skala, Kefalonia was a quick snap I took on holiday, you know the type, you look at it once or twice then delete it from your computer. However I decided to do my ‘forever practice’ techniques on it and was astonished at how much detail was hidden by the bleached effect. Considering how much I know about photography and photo restoration I was really surprised how details of the lane came out after just a little ‘burning in’, so much more tinkering was needed to satisfy my curiosity.
I replaced the sky as nothing I did could bring that back, removed the aerial which in truth was making the masking too time consuming. It started to look good so the next thing was to enhanced the colours and reduced the size of the Police sign as it looked far too large and obtrusive.
If you have any holiday photos that you thought were a great subject but have ended up with a disappointingly washed out mess, don’t assume they are lost. Send them over to me and if it simply means a quick ‘burning’ process I would only charge £2.00 each as long as it’s a minimum order of 3 photos, that’s incredibly cheap.
Sinkhole in lounge, oh my gawd.
The illusion Sinkhole in lounge below is quick and easy to do if you have the right pictures. Getting the lighting correct and coming from the same source point is exactly what you want if it has that believable ‘first glance’.
Dead funny when you ring your partner and send her the photo of your house with a hole in the floor. If you’re a good actor you can pull this off and laugh till she gets home and batters you, and she will batter you if she falls for it. Obviously the rug would have hung over the hole in case you noticed, but hey, this is for fun.
Want one? Send me a good clear photo with preferably no tables etc’ where you want the hole to be and I will whizz one up for you in about an hour. Go on, have a Sinkhole in lounge, kitchen, garden, anywhere really.
Obviously the rug would have hung over the hole in case you noticed, but hey, this is for fun.
Surfer takes advantage of flooding in Royton.
I make the occasional Fun or Fantasy photo for my local town, Royton, hence this picture Surfing in Royton. After a very bad day of rain I came up with this idea of a surfer riding the floods at the town centre cross roads. The blending of the water, surfer and the overcast photo worked brilliantly, it’s just a shame I have no up-to-date photos of the town (Next job, get some photos).
What turned out more funny than the photo itself was a couple of remarks found in the ILR forum by local townsfolk. If I recall correctly one said “For a moment I honestly thought that was real”, another said, “That has to be a Photoshop, it didn’t look that bad to me when I was out”. So watch out next time it rains heavy and take your board into the centre for some fun surfing in Royton.
If you like this Photo Manipulation go have a look at some others I have been doing, click this link here and have a good laugh.
Royton kids on a bogie.
Well these guys look like they are having fun. The photo of them on a bogie was sent to me for restoration after the lady had already tried elsewhere. She told me that the original restoration she had done resulted in the children looking like aliens and that she had refused to pay for it. Oh dear, what was I to do?
As you can see the original photo has lots of damage with some areas having no detail left to foil any chance of recovery. The main criteria for this restoration was to bring back those happy faces and not starting a new race of alien beings which, quite rightly, the customer would not accept. I managed to add some bits & pieces from other photos to fill up the blank areas such as masonry, wood and a similar wheel which I had to manipulate to help match up with the others. There’s a lot more could have been done but as always I try to keep the cost down and the customer was happy the way it’s turned out, so I’m happy too.