Art Capture, Reproduction, and Photo Restoration
Artists are a discerning group of people.  They want their work to look perfect - understandably so.  We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our captures of artwork are perfect in every way, from accurate colors to ideal and complimentary lighting.  This work is almost always done in a studio environment where we can exercise full control over the quality, direction, and amount of lighting. 

Artwork comes in both 2 and 3 dimensions.  Paintings are classified as 2D work, and it is important to have diffused, angled and even lighting for the best capture.  Additionally, the artwork and the camera must be precisely placed to prevent distortion.  Custom calibration targets are used to ensure exacting replication of colors.  Ultimately these images are cropped to the exact edge of the original and saved in the most flexible file format for the intended use(s).  Speaking of uses, these images can now be used to create reproductions (prints) of original artwork, cards and other retail/fine art pieces, and/or electronic images to allow for electronic entry in contests and shows at any level.  We can print on many kinds of media: fine art paper including water color paper, various photo papers, canvas, satin fabric, etc.

For artwork in the 3D category, we create multiple views to accurately communicate height, width, and depth.  The final images are refined, as necessary, to showcase the beauty of the art.  Background colors and materials are selected to compliment the art.  In some cases, the background color may be selected to create a strong contrast with the intent to cleanly extract the art so it can be placed in other environments.  This allows the art to be placed in catalogs for shows and sales, on website pages, and many other environments.  Maybe one day 3D printing will allow reproduction of this style of art just as we do with 2D art today. 

Old pictures often get damaged or faded long before we are ready to dispose of them.  We can help with that.  We can scan originals (or shoot if they are too large) to get an electronic image; then work with that image to remove spots, brighten colors, fill in blank spots, etc.  See #11 & 12 below for a Before and After we did recently of a photo damaged by fire and water.

The options and potential uses are endless.  But this all starts with meticulous attention to detail and exacting standards during the capture phase.  As with all of our commercial captures, copies of these images are stored in a bank safety deposit box to preserve and protect these important files.

 

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