Digital Photo Enhancement & Editing
Today, it seems everyone is taking photographs, and why shouldn't we? Pretty much everyone these days has a semi-decent camera within 3 feet of them all the time, on their smart-phones, and we don't think twice about quickly snapping that moment, and sharing it instantly into the electronic ether to be viewed, admired and enjoyed by friends, family and our followers.
As good as modern cameras are, sometimes they are not able to quite cope with the demands of the scene, and the final result may not be quite as the photographer imagined it. Perhaps the picture suffered from being too dark / too bright, undesirable objects in the shot, colours not as expected, red-eye, bad composition or angle.
Unfortunately not all of us have the time to turn that snap into something special and turn it into what you saw in your head. I can take your pictures and transform them into what you envisaged. Whether I have free-reign to enhance as I see best fits the photograph, or specific direction from you, the final result will be sure to meet your requirements. By using software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, EFex suite, Aurora, PortraitPro and others, all the “flaws” noted above (and more) can be resolved, or at least to a large degree, based on the quality of the source photograph.
Using these software tools, I can provide a personalised photograph retouching service on a small or large scale; whether it's a one-off picture of a memorable event, some photos of a family pet, a general tidy-up and enhancement of holiday photos, wedding photos, or the restoration of an old family print photograph, almost all pictures can be improved to some extent.
Image improvements that can be utilised in the enhancement process can include (but are not limited to): white balance correction; straightening and cropping; graduated filters; manipulating shadows and highlights, colour saturation, sharpness or softness, picture 'noise', contrast and brightness. All of these can be applied generally to a photograph, or target specific areas through careful use of the tools on offer.
Additionally, the image can be edited in a number of ways to your satisfaction. For example, background/foreground can be manipulated to focus on a particular subject; red-eye removal; beauty & portrait retouching; unwanted objects in the picture can be edited out; blemishes removed; colour conversion to black and white; spot colouring; split-toning, etc.
With many years’ experience of working with photographic enhancements, including both starting out in an “old-school” darkroom and becoming proficient in modern software enhancement tools, I believe I can deliver a professional and polished finish to your photographs and you’ll be proud of displaying, sharing and printing your precious photographs.
Paper Print Photos Enhancement & Editing
Whilst nowadays most people are used to working in the digital world, many people have older, rarely viewed print albums, or shoeboxes full of prints which have not found their way into an album. Wouldn't it be great to give these photos a new lease of life? By digitally scanning in these old prints, they can be treated almost the same way as modern digital photos and enhanced to your specification. Perhaps then they can be proudly displayed on your televisions; developed into photo books to share with friends and family; or the images shared online.
Processing & Costs
I aim to turnaround all orders within 7 days; however this may be dependent on the size of the project. Additionally, rush orders can be expedited, dependent on your requirements.
Digital images would be self-uploaded to a secure Dropbox folder once I have provided the necessary details. This location would also be used for the pictures once I have finished editing and uploading them.
Paper print orders would require to be posted to me. After the required processing, the paper prints would then be returned to you via recorded delivery. For additional piece of mind, scanned & digitised images will be retained by me until I have received confirmation of delivery of your original pictures.
Digital Portrait Editing (including basic photo editing as well as control over skin blemishes, wrinkles, eye, skin & mouth enhancement, makeup changes): £10
Basic Digital Image Enhancement (including enhancements for highlights, shadows, colour, white balance & sharpness, and cropping & straightening) :
- (20-100) : £0.70 per photo
- (100+) : Contact me for pricing
Digital Image Editing (as Image Enhancement but will also include any requested edits such as focus manipulation, red-eye removal, removal of unwanted objects, black and white conversion, spot-colouring) :
- (100+) : Contact me for pricing
For paper prints which require scanning, pricing will be as above plus an additional £0.20 per photograph.