Friday, April 30, 2010

More Photo Restoration

I just finished the color restoration portion of my online class and now I'm have too much fun going through all of my old pictures from the 80s and fixing the color cast.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photo Restoration

I am taking an internet class through Jessica that is teaching me the proper way to restore vintage photos.  I've played around with it on my own with mixed results.  I have lots of old pictures from my grandmother and mom scanned into iPhoto that need to be fixed up and I'm really excited to see how easily it can be done and with fantastic results.  Now I just have to work on about 1500 pictures and I'll be ready to put together vintage photo albums for all of my family members.  :)
Here are a couple examples of what I've learned to do today (the class today was vintage black and white or sepia, global restoration.  We'll get into color and more nitpicky things such as dust, spots and tears later).

Monday, April 26, 2010

One more

I thought I'd put up one more picture--this is one I took in February on a walk around our neighborhood.

First Post

Since I have decided to copy my friends by going to Blogger, I decided I might as well copy other friends and start a photography blog.  The goal is to really work on developing my skills, since I have a habit of getting moderately good at things and dropping them before becoming really skilled.  Photography is something I love because I can express the artistic side of me that has no other outlet (since I can't sing, draw or paint).  This is my first attempt at HDR photography from a recent trip to Zion National Park with my grandmother.