Carol Herbert Photography News & Blog

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Photo Restoration with a BIG problem!
Posted 11 February 2022

My latest photo colouring project came with a BIG problem - the original photograph was not only framed but measured 20" x 27" (slightly smaller than A1), far too big for my A4 scanner and also too big for any of the printing companies the customer had contacted.

In order to get a digital copy that I could work on the first thing I had to do was try and get as good a photograph of it as possible. This involved laying the piece on the floor with my camera suspended (carefully) over it at 90° and, using a 50mm 1.8 prime lens at 50 ISO, took a long exposure under ambient light (to avoid any glare) to capture as much detail as possible.

The final digital file will allow the customer to get a print all the way up to A0 size - slightly larger than the original.

If you have an old photo which you would like restoring, either with or without colour, please get in touch.

Other Recent Stories

Capture the magic of Christmas with a mini themed photoshoot for just £65.
Posted 16 November 2021
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Photography Shoots and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Posted 9 August 2021
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