Having beautiful, high quality images in your book or on your website or blog can make you stand out from today's heavily saturated information highways. I can work with you on whole projects, such as image-heavy books (photography, travel, coffee-table history books etc); creating a bank of images you can use for blog posts and social media; or getting images ready to sell as prints in a gift shop or on your website. I can:

  • Scan negatives, prints, line drawings, archaeological drawings
  • Edit images to make them pop for publication in print or on web
  • Correct problems such as colour casts and noise
  • Create web-friendly or print-friendly versions of your images
  • Take RAW files from your camera to edit into JPG, TIFF or Photoshop
  • Focus stack set of images

 

Image digitisation

Let me give you back hours of precious time by scanning or photographing your film negatives, prints and line drawings to create print-ready and/or web-quality images. When you need to use your printed or hand-drawn images in a publication, a blog post, on social media or to create your own personal archive, send them my way.

 

Image editing

Images often don't come out of the camera ready to share or publish, especially when you shoot in RAW format. If you'd like to give your photos a little more ooompf, or would like some black and white conversions, but you don't have the time, the software or the skill to get what you're hoping for, I can take the work out of your hands.

Send me RAW files, TIFFs or JPGs and I can work on contrast, colour, crop and overall aesthetics, as well as sorting out problems like colour casts and noise. You'll get them back as edited RAW files, Photoshop, TIFF or JPG; it's up to you. (Please note that JPGs can be harder to correct and save out as other file formats because they're a compressed, 'lossy' file format. However, I'm happy to talk about your needs and see what I can do.)

a scanned photography negative of Kom Ombo temple in Egypt.
A film negative of Kom Ombo temple in Egypt, photographed using a macro lens and lightbox

Kom Ombo temple. The photo has been edited and changed to black and white.
The same photo of Kom Ombo after some editing and a black and white conversion

 

Focus stacking

A technique used mostly in macro photography, focus stacking is used to get a sharp image throughout when the camera's very close to its subject and therefore has a very shallow depth-of-field. If you have a set of images that need stacking, but aren't ready to pay out for extra software or don't have the time, send your set of images to me and I'll run them through Helicon Focus for you and send you back your stacked image as a TIFF. I can also edit the image for you too.

An amulet of the Egyptian goddess Hat-Mehyt.
An amulet of the goddess Hat-mehyt, only 3.5 cm tall. One of 33 images taken for focus stacking.

The process image of the amulet of Hay-mehyt.
The amulet of Hat-mehyt after focus stacking, masking the modern hardboard plinth to which she's stuck, and some processing for tones and contrast

 

Metadata and keywords

Metadata and keywords are often overlooked, but can be a lifesaver when dealing with an archive of photos and images. If you're not familiar with metadata, it's extra information embedded in the image. It can be things like the date the photo was taken and which camera and lens were used (which are usually recorded by your camera anyway). However, you can add other information, such as your details; whether the image is copyrighted; a title and description, where the photo was taken, etc.

Keywords are a little like hashtags used on social media that help you categorise your photos without having to move or copy photos into lots of different folders (for example, a photo of Karnak temple might have keywords like Karnak, Luxor, Egypt, temples, architecture, etc.). They can be invaluable when organising your images.

If you need keywords and metadata adding to a collection of images, but don't have the time or know-how, I'd love to help out.

 

In the toolbox

I work with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop and with Lightroom for image management and processing. I have Helicon Focus, a dedicated piece of software for focus stacking, and I use a Fujifilm X-T2 for photographing negatives and line drawings. At the moment, I don't have the facility to scan oversized images. If you have drawings or images that are larger than A3, please do ask, and we can have a chat.

I can also work with your text. Find out more here: https://tetisheri.co.uk/services/typesetting/.

 

Prices

£20 per hour, flat rate, charged in 15-minute increments

I also do photography at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology and have both professional and personal projects running. To see more of my photography, focus stacking and image-editing, please have a look here: www.retrograde.photography.

You can download a PDF booklet with information about all my services, prices and portfolio:

 

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If you'd like to speak to me about a project, please email me at julia@tetisheri.co.uk or fill out the contact form below.