Anatomy of a Restoration

Image restoration is a task that has been made easier in some ways with digital tools but even though it may be easier, it’s still not a 5 minute exercise as some may want to lead you to believe.  In a past article I discussed the process of recreating a photo of a mural that had been damaged.  That project took about 9 hours of editing time to complete.

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When Perfect Isn’t

An architectural firm hired me to shoot one of their projects which entailed some redesign work in part of the library at a local university.  I prepped the images, which included some stitched panoramics.  The architect had told me they wanted me to have some fun with the shoot.  So in stitching the panos I purposely left curvature distortion where there would normally be straight lines.  As I always do, I posted the proof images onto a non-public, password protected area of my site for the client to view.  After doing so, the client came back and asked if they could get one specific image at full size before I delivered everything on CD.  The image they wanted was one of the panoramics with the curved lines.

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The Puzzle – A Recent Commercial Assignment

Recently I was hired by an architectural firm to photograph four mural panels at a local college.  The architects had been engaged to do some redesign work at the school.  Part of the redesign included covering up the murals.  The murals are mixed media pieces and include some relief elements on two of the panels.

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