In writing Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots, my goal was to create a user-friendly guidebook that shows you how to select, handle, scan, and restore aged or damaged photos using Adobe Photoshop (and, to a lesser extent, Photoshop Elements). I organized the material according to my own general restoration workflow. After selecting and scanning photos, I clean their surface and repair any damage. I then make color corrections and enhance the brightness and contrast. I conclude by putting my finishing touches on them.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of technical bits and pieces along the way. To keep things manageable, I focued on distilling and concentrating my knowledge and expertise for you. I winnowed out anything that was not absolutely necessary and prioritized what was left. I also tried to impart as much about the touch and feel of restoring photos as I could.
I hope this book is fun, friendly, detailed, and practical for you. Bon appétit!
I am in love with digital Holga photography. The photos have a “retro-cool” look that speaks to my soul. They are stylish without trying to be and can be artistic yet not pretentious. To get started, all you need is an inexpensive plastic digital Holga SLR lens compatible with your camera.
A lot goes into making a compelling photograph of rivers, lakes, or falling water. Part of the challenge lies in knowing how to work your camera and use good techniques. You also need to hone your sense of timing and use the weather conditions to your advantage. Use everything at your disposal and have fun!