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 […]
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 […]
I use this image in my Photo Restoration courses. It is badly stained and on first glance, looks like it would take hours to restore. And had I scanned it as a greyscale image it probably would.
But I never scan photographic images in greyscale. I’m a big fan of RGB (red, green blue). Let me […]
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 […]
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 […]
The way we restore photographs today is quite different to the way images were restored before computers, but the concept remains the same. Some restorations are purely objective; the image has obvious damage with an obvious restoration solution. Spots, tears and scratches are repaired, mould and stains removed and sometimes, the ‘jigsaw’ is pieced back […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I don’t remember when I first fell in love with photography but I do know it was at a very early age.
There are a few photos that I remember fondly from my childhood. One of them is my parents’ wedding photograph which originally hung on the lounge room wall of the family home but was […]
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 […]