Robyn came to see me about restoring an old faded aerial photo of their old farm property. Where their farm was is now a large real estate development in Maunu.

Robyn had a modern aerial photo of the land and wanted the old one bought up to scratch. I suggested to Robyn, first if she was able to locate the photographers that took it they may have the original negative and get a copy.
Robyn was able to track the image down to Aerial Surveys, previously called Geosmart. They sold her a high quality scan, whereupon Robyn came back to see me to get it printed. It looked like new and was a very close match to the new photo – apart from all the houses!

Aerial Surveys can be found at Aerial Surveys

Kiwiana art prints welcome in the new year.


Terry from Making Waves with another great Kiwi illustration


Closeup of some of the stamps

Welcome 2012! 2011 was a good year considering trading conditions, with more photographers and artists using our services. The first week back saw Terry from Making Waves ordering new art prints – a stamp sheet of kiwiana images. Printed on our 310gm Elegance Velvet 100% cotton paper, the images look stunning. The top image represents an approx 900 x 500mm print, with the bottom image showing more of the detail.

Terry’s website and contact details for purchasing this print can be found at

Canvas Print Landscape – Snowdale on Mt Pember Station in the Lees Valley, Canterbury


1500mm wide Panorama Print on Canvas

Lisa contacted me about having this lovely panorama photo printed onto canvas as a birthday present for her husband. It is the view from their house they used to live in, located in Snowdale, Mt Pember Station in the Lees Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand.

I advised Lisa a 1500mm wide canvas would be ideal. I made some enhancements to the sky and extended the sky and paddocks so the original image wouldn’t be wrapped around the sides. (The above image has the extensions, partial mirror image, partial detailed additions).

When the canvas was opened on her husband’s birthday, Lisa wrote back: “Hi Neal. Just a quick email to let you know that the photo is fantastic!! It has come up amazing and is just like looking out our old windows! Have just opened it and he absolutely loved it!!
Many thanks

Lisa’s step daughter had taken the photo with a new but small digital camera. They had stitched the photo together and produced a brilliant image. It’s a view from their house, and the view was exactly like looking out of their bedroom, lounge and kitchen. Lisa said they never tired of looking at the view.

Lisa went on to say: “Had the thought to take a photo before we left after seeing some panoramic photos on canvas elsewhere, but didn’t really think that we could do it ourselves!! But with your magic worked on the photo, it is now just exactly like looking out our old windows!!

Canvas Printing Landscapes – Langs Beach


A wonderful image looking out from Langs Beach

Heather contacted me regarding doing some canvas & photo prints. Heather belongs to the Whangarei Camera Club and was looking for someone to do some high quality canvas prints.

The canvas print above was taken by Heather at Langs Beach, Northland, one sunrise. The canvas mounted print measured 950 x 620mm and looked amazing.

Canvas Prints, Art Prints for Artist Steve Moase Tutukaka Gallery


Original and art reproductions are available at the Tutukaka Gallery


Original and art reproductions are available at the Tutukaka Gallery


Mounted canvas print available at Tutukaka Gallery

November has been a busy time preparing new art works for artist Steve Moase. Steve is a very talented artist located on the Tutukaka Coast Northland. Steve runs the Tutukaka Gallery over the summer months showing his and other artists work. Photo Enhancements was tasked with copying some of Steve’s large sketch prints and putting other works onto canvas.

Above are two large art print sketches 1000mm wide, carefully copied and printed to match the original work. The bottom image is a copy of one of Steve’s paintings copied onto canvas. This and many more of Steve’s and other artists’ works are for sale at the Tutukaka Gallery, Tutukaka, Northland.

Canvas Prints – Cropping can make such a difference.

Roy and Julie saw me about having three holiday photos printed onto canvas. They’d been to Queenstown and were keen to to have these photos done. I suggested they have the photos cropped to remove a lot of building clutter to give more emphasis on the scenery.

Just making some cropping adjustments can make a real difference. Ross and Julie were thrilled with the end results.

African Safari Canvas Print Montage


Karen's photo montage of animals on safari.

Karen from Auckland contacted me about making up a montage canvas print of a recent safari to Zambia & Botswana, Africa. Over a period of two weeks, Karen & her husband traveled in a guided camping safari group.

Covering destinations such as Livingstone & Victoria falls, Chobe National Park, Khwai River & Moremi Game Reserves, Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan Salt Flats, Karen compiled a series of photos of the animals she saw. In her own words: “Catch Phrase from our trip: “Botswana it’s my favourite”. Most crazy thing we did – white water rafting on the Zambezi river. I would absolutely recommend going to Botswana to anyone looking for that amazing safari experience, beautiful country & people and the animals were spectacular.”

With Karen advising on the layout of the photos, the above 975mm wide mounted canvas print was created.

Upon receiving the canvas, Karen wrote back:”Just to let you know the print has been delivered. It looks amazing, really happy with the end product – thank-you! My husband was very impressed with the print as well. We really like how you have framed it as well, very solid.

Definitely will recommend your services to any friends looking to have prints done.

Making Waves in the Graphics Industry


Terry from Making Waves and his wonderful illustrations.

Terry Fitzgibbon from Making Waves contacted me about some posters he wanted printing. Terry works in the graphics industry and works across the entire spectrum of graphic design and communication.

Terry’s passion is illustration using either traditional or graphical mediums. He has illustrated for other authors as well as his own books – two of them award winning. His paintings and photographs have been successfully exhibited in galleries in New Plymouth, Auckland and Whangarei. Those who know Terry enjoy his gentle spirit and zany humour. Terry thrives on creating that ‘wow’ quality in his writing, illustrations and designs for you to share and enjoy.

Terry used my services to print the above illustrations. In Terry’s own words:”I’ve got no hesitation in recommending Photo Enhancements. If you want superb friendly service with a focus on quality outputs, contact Photo Enhancements. The results speak for themselves – top value and attention to detail – what more could you ask for?!”

Canvas Prints – On Safari


Canvas Print of Rhinos 1000mm wide Stunning in Black & White

Robyn Preston, from Bayley’s Beach, Dargaville, called in to see me about making some high quality canvas prints of photos she’d taken on Safari in Africa.

One of her favourites was this one of three Rhinos. Measuring 1000mm x 570mm , the canvas print  produced a stunning black and white print. Robyn was thrilled with this and the other prints done for her. These and her other prints will be on display for 6 weeks at the Funky Fish Cafe, Bayley’s Beach