I recently restored this image for the “Friends of Hanging Rock”, a group who help care for, protect and restore Hanging Rock, a volcanic formation over 6 million years old, located in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria. Hanging Rock is home of the Hanging Rock Cup and Races and was the setting for the world […]
This Saturday, 25th April 2015, marks the 100th Anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand, (ANZAC) forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. It is a time for us to remember and to honour those who have served with our armed forces; sadly, many of whom […]
I am often asked if I can share my workflow when restoring images. This is not always easy because no two images are alike and I often progress with tasks in varying order. Mostly, I will correct exposure and colour before progressing to the repair of tears, spots, scratches etc. This is because many of […]
When I first set out to teach myself to digitally restore photographs almost a decade ago, my family kindly donated hundreds of images for me to ‘practice on’. I did restore many of them and learnt a great deal from doing so. Some of those early images are still featured in the restoration gallery […]
In the past few weeks I have had some very difficult images to restore. There were even times when I doubted my own ability as a restorer but I persisted and would love to share this particular image with you.
The original image appears to have been water damaged and at one time stuck behind glass. […]
Top Tips for Restoring Photographs
I love my job as a photo restorer. It is such gratifying work. It can also however be very time consuming and sometimes even a little stressful. Following are just a few useful tips to guide you with your photo restoration tasks.
1. Begin with the best […]
Last week I shared a document restoration. Continuing on the theme of image restoration (not just photos), I thought I would share this restoration of a watercolour painting with you.
The original image is dated 1856 and is believed to be a painting of an early dwelling in Gipps Street, Richmond.
It has obviously seen better days; […]
When it comes to restoring documents, I treat them just as I do photographs. This certificate had seen better days; torn in two, sections missing and water damage. The owner wanted a restored copy for display.
I began by scanning each piece individually then stitching them together. This was the easy part.
Next came the restoration. I […]
To look at this photograph you would not think it would rate as one of the most challenging images I have ever had to restore. It doesn’t have large sections missing and it isn’t so faded it it barely visible. It is however covered in tiny spots and stains. In fact, when I fist saw […]
It’s amazing how much information can be found in images, faded by time. This photograph was presented to me recently; the owner fully aware of how faded it had become and appreciative of any attempt to restore it. My comments to her when I first scanned it were something along the lines of, “great news! […]