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Wedding: old memories brought to life.

Continuing with the theme of weddings, here at ReClick Photo we thought we would like to highlight that it is not only contemporary photographs that can be edited and/or enhanced. Photographs from personal family archives are extremely precious items, especially those of our ancestors. Today we are very fortunate in the fact that if we wish for a photograph to be taken then, for most of us the technology is right at our finger tips. In days gone by, photography was an extremely expensive process and was out of reach of most people, so any photographs that were taken were treasured even more then than they are now. With an ever growing interest in family genealogy, images of our ancestors are extremely important as it can bring all the information that you find from various records to life. Due to the expense of photography in the past it was only on very special occasions that families could afford a photograph to be taken. One of those occasions would be at a wedding. Here is an example of a Victorian wedding photograph:

Victorian bride and groom
Victorian bride and groom

When you look at photograph,  like this and compare them to modern wedding photographs, it is only then that you notice how much things have changed. Although the ritual of getting married has never changed, attitudes, fashions, and the way we celebrate the union definitely have. What can we do to enhance this photograph?

victorian bride and groom recoloured
victorian bride and groom recoloured

What do you think? In terms of enhancing the original photograph we decided to recolour it. The process of removing colour from a photograph is an extremely simple one. Adding colour however, is a more difficult task. The main objective in recolouring a black and white photograph is to keep it realistic. Although bright pink hair (as well as lots of other colours) are fashionable today, 100 years ago it wasn’t heard of. When you send an image to us here at ReClick Photo for recolouring, we will ask you for prompts regarding the general appearance of those in the photograph such as, hair colour, eye colour, colour of clothing etc. Please don’t worry if you do not have that information, we can use our own judgement to complete the process. Once completed and you are not satisfied with the colours chosen please let us know and we will make adjustments. With all our work here at ReClick Photo, we will only request payment when you are 100% happy with our work. The image we selected for this project is in the public domain and we did not have any prompts in terms of colour, so we used our our initiative.

Why not look out some of your own treasured photographs from your family’s history scan them and send them to us? If your treasured items need restored, retouched or even recoloured, here at ReClick Photo we are here to help.

Please feel free to contact us at info@reclickphoto.co.uk, or visit our website at http://www.reclickphoto.co.uk for more Information.

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ReClick Photo.

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Weddings: making that special day even more memorable.

When two people, witnessed by their family and friends, commit their life and love to one another it is a very special moment. Not only for the happy couple, but for all those in attendance. How do you capture that moment? How do you trap all the emotions into a two dimensional image? The truth is you can’t, but what an image of that special day will do is bring back all the memories of that day and through those memories you can relive the emotions you felt at that moment – even if it was 50 years ago! When it comes to special events such as weddings, photographs play an important part in keeping your memories alive. 

Even the most beautiful photographs taken by the hand of a skilled photographer, can fail in capturing the essence of that special day. Sadly photographs can deteriorate if not stored properly, so those treasured images can be ravaged by the effects of time. So here at ReClick Photo we are committed to giving you the images that you wish had been taken as well as restoring back to their former glory the precious moments of the past. Here are a few images of what we can do:

Bride and groom by the river
Bride and groom by the river

As you can see this is a beautiful picture but sadly the the bride and groom are slightly  overwhelmed by the landscape. Let’s see what we can do.

Bride and groom by the river enhanced
Bride and groom by the river enhanced

So what do you think?  The main object of this project was to concentrate the focus onto the married couple, and to make the landscape a background rather than a major element. So here’s what we did:

  • We cropped the image so that it is portrait rather landscape in format concentrating the focus on the bride and groom. For a future project the image could be used as a beautiful landscape photograph by merely removing the couple for the image. This is a great example of how editing a photograph can serve multiple purposes.
  • We also adjusted various levels such as brightness, contrast, and heightened the amount of colour in order to increase the contrast between the colour in the image and the whiteness of the wedding dress.
Married couple walking down country road.
Married couple walking down country road.

Here is another example of a wedding photograph. Like the first image above, this photo with the help of editing could serve many purposes.  For example you could remove the couple and replace them with a classic car, or even a rider on horseback. But for this project we will let the happy couple stay where they are. So let’s see what we can do.

Married couple walking down country road enhanced
Married couple walking down country road enhanced

What do you think? Just like the images above we wanted, we wanted to concentrate the focus of the image on to the happy couple. Here’s what we did:

  • Firstly, we cropped the image so that the bride and groom were in the centre of the image. All focus is now on them.
  • Secondly we tided up the road area a little, removing some of the debris – just a little housekeeping! The key is not to remove everything, because we still want the image to look authentic. When have you even walked down a country road and every inch of it was pristine?

Could we take this photograph a stage further? Let’s thinks creatively:

Married couple walking down country road enhanced further
Married couple walking down country road enhanced further

What Do you think? Here is the finished image, this is what we did:

  • Firstly we decided to isolate the bride and groom, then remove all colour away from the background. The purpose of this was to highlight the happy couple even further so that your eyes are immediately drawn to them.
  • As the articles of clothing worn by the couple are black in white, to further draw attention to them we heightened the colour of the brides bouquet.

If you would like any wedding photographs; whether they are pictures of your own, your friends, other family members special day given similar treatment or any other enhancement please contact us at info@reclickphoto.co.uk or please visit or website at http://www.reclickphoto.co.uk for more information.

Thanks for reading!

ReClick Photo.