Sue Shepherd from the Whangarei Camera Club called in to see me about having this and another safari photo printed onto canvas in black and white. Sue had prepared the image with the styilised border. These were printed 19inces (475mm) wide. Sue loved the look of the prints and the true neutral black and whites. One canvas print is to be donated towards fundraising for Northland Hockey Black Stick Representatives at the coming London Olympics. For more canvas printing information click Here
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!!
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!!
Most people own a cherished pet. But have you considered printing a photo of it onto canvas? For a long lasting print, easy to maintain, you can have a print hanging on your wall in nearly any size.
This excellent photo is one such example, measuring 450mm high it’s now hanging proudly on the owner’s wall. Photo courtesy of David from Dtphotographics Link to Dtphotographics
Murray from Wellington enquired about having this photo of his daughter enlarged and printed onto canvas. Measuring 5 x 7in standard print, a high resolution scan was made. All minor marks and scratches removed then enlarged to 500 x 770mm and printed onto canvas.
In Murray’s own words:
“The subject is my daughter who was probably six. I took the photo using a very basic camera in the early 1980’s, in Burnham Beeches in England . I had an enlargement done at the time by someone in England advertising a very similar service to yours in the newspaper – I remember mailing it away and being very pleased with the result; and even remember the cost, which was seven pounds.
That original enlargement was then framed and has been on the wall of our home in Lower Hutt for 35 years. It has faded slightly over that time, hence the new enlargement which does an excellent job of restoring the colours of the original.
Darren called in to see me about having a couple of pencil sketches printed onto canvas. Darren runs a business doing architectural drafting. As a side interest Darren has been drawing freehand pencil sketches. He was keen to see these two printed and mounted on canvas.
I scanned in the drawings, resizing and printing them. With the black and white abilities of the Z3100 printer, the sketches came out looking marvelous. The top image of the house will be a gift for Darren’s mother, while the other of the launch will be proudly displayed in Darren’s office.
Marcee came to see me about having this great photo printed onto canvas. This is a picture of her brother with a Kingfish he’d speared just out from the Whangarei Harbour entrance.
Marcee decided to have it enlarged to A2 size – a big size to match the fish!
Welcome to 2011! With a week of work already underway, Photo Enhancements has hit the ground running with more orders to complete and new projects in the works. The season starts this year with discount specials on multiple order prints. We’re also doing one print specials on request. Tell us your requirements and we’ll be only too glad to help.
What a great summer it’s been so far – weather and work wise. December especially was a record month as more artists joined up to get high quality canvas (giclee) reproductions made of their work. Also a big thanks to all the professional and amateur photographers for using my services.
Next year is looking to be a big year. I’ll be taking a well earned break until January 10th, but will take enquiries on Dec 30 and 31. Have a great break!
Up and coming talented artist Sandra Whyte contacted me about having her art works copied as giclee reproductions after being recommended by artist Steve Moase (see previous blog post).
Sandra had seen my print work at the Tukaha Gallery in Tutukaka and wanted the same high quality. She brought me this painting of a New Zealand Wood Pigeon (Kereru) with Mount Manaia, Whangarei Heads, in the background. Measuring 22 x 28in mounted, I scanned in the painting a portion at a time, joined it all together then printed out a canvas proof to match the colours with the original.
Sandra loved the final print, showing all the detail and colour of the original – she says she’ll definitely back with more paintings. The painting is titled “Birds Eye View” and the reproduction will be on show and for sale at the Tukaha gallery over the Christmas period then at the Parua Bay Gallery. Sandra has more of her work online at: Sandra Whyte – Artfind
The Toias came to see me about having this and another photo scanned and printed onto canvas. Mr Toia had served with the New Zealand army and spent time down in Antarctica. This photo shows the New Zealand Husky dogs with a US Starlifter transport jet in the background.
The Huskies were removed from service in 1986. The original photo was 12 x 17cm and enlarged into a wonderfully detailed canvas print 53 x 40cm size in perfect black and white.