No announcement yet.

What's your most interesting photo manipulation job?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What's your most interesting photo manipulation job?

    I've been wondering what interests most of us. I love restoring and manipulating photos. I would probably lean towards the manipulation of photos giving me the most pleasure. I think it's because I like creating something new. Although I get a lot of satisfaction from a good restoration job and the pleasure of seeing a customer happy with the result.
    Since my son has been doing his Audio Engineering course I've had to create CD labels and inserts for presentation of his assignments. That's a lot of fun too, I can let my imagination run wild and use some of the more unusual filters with those projects.
    My question is what part of photo retouching, restoration ect do you like? And why?

  • #2
    It's quite difficult to answer you, but my feeling is pretty similar to yours - the re-creation stuff gives me the biggest kick, and making CD covers is fun. I also enjoy making montages which tell some kind of story. As something completely different the Lisa challenge was great.


    • #3
      Gotta be restoration. The look on a client's face when I pull a nice big fat rabbit out of a hat is priceless.

      And, figuring out how to accomplish things. It's like working a puzzle. I find I get lost in it. I love it when there's a "how do I" question on the forum boards that I can work on...


      • #4
        I guess for me it would be the restoration of old photos or the enhancement (tonal corrections, etc.) of newer ones. I also have a good time making birthday cards for family members. They are usually comical, and everyone seems to get a kick out of them. But it's nothing like doing a restoration.



        • #5
          intresting job

          Alltho I've been disabled for several years I am just learning to work with PS 7 and love photo restoration and retouching
          . I do some work for relatives and friends and get great pleasure when they thank me. I have never taken any payment for work that I do.Maybe someday I'll be able to recoup for ink and paper.

          I only have a highschool education.I found as I grew older I want to learn about everything.Your never too old to learn if you want to.


          • #6
            At my job as a retoucher, I like it when I open up an order for a head, eyes or person swap. It's fun to fit the new image part into the other file (I like jigsaw puzzles, too). Uncrossing eyes is amusing, too.
            Uh oh, maybe I just like the easy stuff (I'm not crazy about acne).


            Related Topics


            • Doug Nelson
              Photo Restoration Jobs: Increasing or Decreasing?
              by Doug Nelson
              The photo restoration business landscape has changed a lot since we went online back in 2001. Possibly the biggest change has been...well, us

              But there's also lots more books and publicity, but also outsourcing, but also more markets, but also more do-it-yourself, but also more...
              11-26-2007, 12:37 PM
            • twinkissed
              Favorite Restoration Projects
              by twinkissed
              What type of photo restoration your favorite to do. Example: My favorite type of restoration is bringing out faded details. It's a lot like Christmas morning because you never know what will come out of it. I had a client that once we brought out all the detail we could see that the thing hanging on...
              Bringing back faded photos
              Removing scratches
              Removing color casts
              Piecing a torn photo back together
              Filling in a missing portion
              Water Damaged Photos
              Burnt Photos
              Restoring Documents
              Other type not mentioned here
              I don't have a favorite
              11-04-2005, 08:24 AM
            • RooB
              Restoration vs Re-Interpretation
              by RooB
              Restoration vs Re-Interpretation

              Does anyone here see a different between the two?

              When a photo is damaged, is there two different classes of repair and savior for the photo?

              For instance.....

              If you're repairing cracks and holes in a photo...
              02-17-2011, 05:18 AM
            • kenny44
              I work for a photo lab that does retouching...but also want to do it independently...
              by kenny44
              First of all - what an awesome resource - vast amounts of knowledge!

              I have been in my current job now for 3 months. I work for a photolab that does just about everything - develop & print, prints of memory card, cd, email etc, scanning to cd, retouching, restoration, manipulation,...
              02-21-2004, 03:58 AM
            • Julius Knipl
              Restoration Hardware Catalog look
              by Julius Knipl
              I have taken on an assignment to shoot interiors of a home built in the
              30's to 40's . The interior is unremarkable. The client is looking for ideas
              to make it look special or at least more interesting.

              My concept is to process the photos in a way that will evoke the period....
              06-03-2017, 07:56 PM