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Automated Colourisation App Comparison

By |May 27th, 2020|

Whilst I will undoubtedly continue to use Adobe Photoshop for all of my restoration and retouching needs, I though I would try out some of the automated apps on offer for adding colour to black and white images to see how well they perform.
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Halloween Fun with Photoshop

By |October 30th, 2018|

Whilst 99% of my job involves making my subjects look better, I sometimes have the opportunity to have a little fun with Photoshop and embrace the gruesome. Last weekend, Pixel By Pixel sponsored a disc golf tournament at Bald Hill Park in Clarinda, VIC. There was a Halloween theme for the event so I though I would have a little fun creating my sponsor tee sign and create a zombie disc golfer.
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First Impressions Count

By |April 1st, 2012|

“First impressions Count”;  A saying that website owners should remind themselves of when promoting their brand and something they should remind themselves of regularly as their businesses evolve.  Are your website visitors getting the right impression of your product or service?  If not, perhaps it is time for a makeover.

I had a new website professionally […]

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Oh! Veronica……How Charming

By |February 27th, 2012|

A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of photographing a few items from the adorable range of little girls dresses at Oh! Veronica, ‘a sassy new label offering handmade boutique keepsake dresses and girls tops’.   The session was spread out over a couple of evenings because our lovely model has just started […]

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Hmmm……Polaroid Photos

By |January 25th, 2012|

Polaroid photos have never been noted for their superior quality and the one taken of my son today at the MCG by organisers of the cricket clinic he attended with the Victorian Bushrangers is no exception.  In fact, it’s pretty horrible.  The composition and lighting are fine and it’s a great memento of my son […]

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Five Minute Fix: Sharpening with the High Pass Filter

By |January 6th, 2012|

There are numerous methods for sharpening an image in Photoshop.  The High Pass filter is one of my favourites.  This short video tutorial demonstrates just how easy it is.  I’m using Photoshop CS5 in this tutorial, but the same method applies to Photoshop Elements or other versions of Photoshop.

This is my first video tutorial.  I […]

Ah, I can only dream. Can ‘flat-lay’ photography really be this easy?

By |January 3rd, 2012|

The answer is yes but sadly I don’t need to ask to know that one of these babies would be beyond my budget.

Among the many tasks I perform at Pixel By Pixel is flat lay product photography. You know?  those images of clothing you see in catalogues and in online stores?  Designers, manufacturers and online […]

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Amby Baby Hammocks website images

By |January 2nd, 2012|

A few months ago, Trish from Amby Baby Hammocks contacted me requesting images for the front page of her new website. She had already had the product images taken for her shopping cart but wanted inviting, fresh, bright images for the front page. This is after all the first impression that visitors to her […]

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Photo Restoration and Retouching Books I LOVE!

By |October 28th, 2011|

Apart form one short  course back in 2000, I am completely self taught when it comes to Photoshop. I learnt from necessity when I was teaching in high schools, staying just one step ahead of my tech savvy students. It wasn’t until I started my business and in particular restoring photographs that I realised how […]

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Digital Photography: It’s Child’s play

By |October 26th, 2011|

Yes, Literally!  Child’s play.

I needed a few texture images  yesterday for an editing project so grabbed my camera and ran outside to take a few shots   My four year old daughter followed with the Dora The Explorer camera she received for Christmas last year.  This particular camera won’t win any prizes for it’s picture […]

Matthew and Lisa’s Wedding

By |October 13th, 2011|

There are some amazing wedding photographers out there.  I am not one of them. 😕

Early in my career I worked as a portrait photographer and whilst I still shoot some portraits, I find myself mostly in front of the computer screen editing images for other photographers or photographing products.  But when my niece rang and asked for a […]

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The Book Of Giving

By |May 4th, 2011|

Last year I was very fortunate to be involved in a very small way, with the creation of this amazing book of inspirational quotes, “The Book Of Giving”.

This little pink book of quotes about life, love, family and friendship was created by entrepreneur, Gabby Cox with a little help from a network of family, friends […]