The Carrolls Cleaned Up

I’ve finished fixing up the Carroll family and they look pretty sharp. I took the original photo from its faded condition and gave it a sharp, crisp black and white finish. Then i got rid of all of the fingerprints, dust, scratches, and other marks that had accumulated over time. I sharpened the face of the girl to the bottom left, and I cleaned up the places where the photo had been torn, as well. What do you think?

Now I believe I’ll give it a little color for my next post. Stay tuned!


The Carroll Family

As I got started on yesterday’s photo, I realized there was a lot more going on than I first realized. Look at these thumbprints on the curtain:

The little guy’s face says it all, doesn’t it? This is going to take some finesse.

Well, here’s the work in progress. Thumbs are gone!  Got rid of some tears while I was there.

That little guy just never looks impressed, does he?

Works in Progress

I’ve just opened this shiny new website and it comes complete with a blog! I think it would be fun to use this space to show you what I’m working on and how the projects are progressing. I’ve got a good stash of old and damaged prints to work from, and they should give me a chance to show off each kind of service I offer through the restoration shop. If you have any special requests, let me know! I can fix tears, cracks, water damage, fading, or simply remove red eye from overzealous flashes. My favorite work is colorization, so you’ll probably see quite a bit of that as we go along.

Here’s my first feature photo:

I think the first thing to do will be to adjust the color and bring it up to black and white. I could leave it sepia tone, but even then I would want to make some adjustments so that the faces aren’t quite so washed out. Oh, and I should straighten it up a little, too.

That’s better! Next task will be to clean up the edges, get rid of the tear behind the boy’s head, and do some general cleanup of spots and dust. I’ll post the results tomorrow.