Following on from the recent blog post, The camera never lies..., I was emailed by a couple of different friends saying here was an opportunity to use my Photoshop skills to spruce up other people’s photos.
So if someone has an image of themselves or a loved one they would like enhanced – perhaps as a gift for the coming gifty season - if it is emailed to me, for a very reasonable fee I can make any adjustments and email it back.
Glamourising images – removing or reducing spots, wrinkles grey and stray hairs; changing hair and/or eye colour; softening skin; and straightening and whitening teeth
Fantasy images – turning people into elves, trolls, space aliens, cartoons, vampires, Japanese manga, etc
Photo Restoration – cleaning up old photos – removing creases or stains, giving faded tones more depth, and the like.
The final image can then be printed out and framed, uploaded to your favourite social networking sites, printed onto a mug or a t-shirt, or even turned into a jigsaw puzzle
I’ve put up a page on my Photography Website going into a bit more detail.
However, as a promotional act, I thought I could do a prize draw here on the blog.
So, if you have an image you’d like adjusted, enhanced or restored, then email it to me at kimayres – squiggly AT symbol – gmail.com with an outline of what you’d like done to it, and “Prize Draw” in the subject bar.
The draw will be closed at 9am on Tuesday 30th November (or sooner if I get hit by too many requests to keep up with), after which I will randomly select a name using an online generator such as this one.
Once I have completed the adjustments I will email the image to the winner, and put before & after copies on the blog.
With this in mind, please make sure:
a) for copyright purposes, the image is yours or you have permission to use it
b) for decency purposes, you don’t send any images that are illegal, pornographic, or distasteful (“risqué” is a matter of interpretation, but do you want your image displayed on my blog? – think carefully before you send it)
c) for effective use afterwards, the image is high resolution (but please not more than 10Mb big)
d) only one entry per person - however, you can use the service at my Photography Website for as many images as you like.
So, dig out an image of yourself, your loved one, or an old pic you’d like restored, and email it to me with instructions on what adjustments you'd like done to it.
A few examples
Japanese Manga Style
The square-jawed hero
Adding 20 years
We come in peace...
I have no idea whether I will be swamped with entries, or left twiddling my thumbs. Guess I'll find out soon enough...