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Post by Stanley » 04 Oct 2017, 02:21

Sounds like the basis for a good night out for two......
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 19 Aug 2018, 18:35

This is a pic from my parent's wedding album, they were married in October 1959 in Gravesend, Kent
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My mother had made notes in the album describing what everyone was wearing, with this in mind I thought I'd do a bit of tweaking in Photoshop. She's not seen the result yet but hopefully she'll be pleased.
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The original image was scanned and cleaned up a bit. The colours were added by selecting specific areas, pasting the selection into a new layer, filling the selection with a colour and then changing the layer blending option to 'overlay'. This keeps the existing detail with the addition of colour, you can adjust the opacity of the overlay to 'tweak' the intensity of each colour. Kept me out of mischief for a couple of hours :laugh5:
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 20 Aug 2018, 02:47

It's magic Kev....... Here's a pic with plenty of colour in it. Jess' wedding in Embu cathedral on Saturday. There is hope for race relations yet!

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 20 Aug 2018, 07:11

:good: Great stuff.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Tizer » 20 Aug 2018, 10:45

Lovely photos and a good bit of image manipulation!
Kev, just be thankful you didn't have to colour in this lot in the photo below. It's a McIntyre wedding and my cousin Shirley is the bridesmaid on the left of the photo. It's a wonderful display of 1950s attire and just look at all those characterful faces - I'll bet the variety of facial features won't be so great in future photos!

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Kev, just be thankful you didn't have to colour in this lot in the photo below.
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I may take you up on the challenge :-)
You'll have to allow for artistic licence on chosen colours though...
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Post by PanBiker » 20 Aug 2018, 12:59

Brush up your skills Kev, could be a retirement plan.

Here are a couple of specialist colouring sites that I follow. A lot of research goes into many of these reworks to get the correct colours and hues.

World War 2 Colourised Photos

Colourising History

There are many more similar sites to browse.
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PanBiker wrote:
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Brush up your skills Kev, could be a retirement plan.

Here are a couple of specialist colouring sites that I follow. A lot of research goes into many of these reworks to get the correct colours and hues.

World War 2 Colourised Photos

Colourising History

There are many more similar sites to browse.
Could well be, those sites look useful :good:
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 21 Aug 2018, 02:26

This is beyond my pay grade...... I'm much better at stitching CI stoves together.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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This chap bought an old box of glass neg plates in a car boot sale...
`Mystery photographs found in car-boot sale box' LINK

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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Tizer wrote:
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This chap bought an old box of glass neg plates in a car boot sale...
`Mystery photographs found in car-boot sale box' LINK
Fascinating stuff. I'm aware of the iphone software for 'neg scanning' but not used it.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by PanBiker » 26 Aug 2018, 11:50

We used to have hundreds of glass slides at home when I was a lad. About 10 shoe boxes full. Dad brought them home I think found in the attic of an old property they were refurbishing. I made a projector for them using an old metal biscuit tin with light bulb in and a hole cut in the side and a magnifying lens fastened to the front. Trial and error found the best distance for a wooden slide holder. Very rudimentary but it worked well enough to project onto a white bed sheet. Some of the slides were hand tinted colour and we also had some which were painted rather than photographic. One set was "The Arabian Nights". Majority of the others were street scenes and landscapes from all over the country. Not sure what happened to them but I wish I had them now.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 26 Aug 2018, 22:23

A busy weekend for me, two weddings. One yesterday and one today. A few hours with Photoshop tomorrow getting the images ready, I may find time to add a bit of colour to the pic Tiz posted...
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 27 Aug 2018, 02:28

I should have put you in for the gig in Rembu!
You've reminded me of something Daniel once told me, he did passport pics and people with darker skin tones often complained and wanted them lighter.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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Big Kev wrote:
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...I may find time to add a bit of colour to the pic Tiz posted...
You're a glutton for punishment, Kev. :extrawink:

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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Tizer wrote:
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Big Kev wrote:
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...I may find time to add a bit of colour to the pic Tiz posted...
You're a glutton for punishment, Kev. :extrawink:
Just a ittle bit...
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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Witchcraft.......
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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Amazing, Kev! :smile:

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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 03 Sep 2018, 08:50

Wedding number 1 from last weekend and the bride and groom have chosen their pics for the album, accepted my first draft layout ("we love it") and it's been sent to the printers by FTP without leaving the comfort of my attic office. I wish they were all as easy as that :laugh5:

I will personally deliver it to them as I like to see their reaction.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Stanley » 04 Sep 2018, 03:33

Always nice to see a satisfied customer Kev!
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

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Stanley wrote:
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Always nice to see a satisfied customer Kev!
It is indeed, makes it worthwhile doing the job :good:
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Tripps » 04 Sep 2018, 11:02

Do you give the copyright to the punter as well as the photos? That really bugged me - son number one didn't get it - son number two insisted on it.

For me - if I pay for the whole thing, I should have all the product.

Reminds me of the punch line from a Jewish joke -

"you got it - you sell it - you still got it!" :smile:
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Big Kev » 04 Sep 2018, 11:35

Tripps wrote:
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Do you give the copyright to the punter as well as the photos? That really bugged me - son number one didn't get it - son number two insisted on it.

For me - if I pay for the whole thing, I should have all the product.

Reminds me of the punch line from a Jewish joke -

"you got it - you sell it - you still got it!" :smile:
They get the digital images on a disc as well as the album and they're free to do what they want with them. I get paid up front to do the job, there's no written contract.
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Re: Photography Nuts & Bolts

Post by Tripps » 04 Sep 2018, 12:23

Tripps wrote:
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and they're free to do what they want with them
Good man - that's the way to do it. :smile:
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