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Let’s talk about ambrotypes. An ambrotype is a photograph whose technique dates to the 1850s. It is the antique equivalent to the modern day slide. Created through a wet process, an ambrotype is a glass negative that appears to be a positive. It is painted black...

Transforming a black and white photo with color can be magical. Making gray eyes blue and adding life to cheeks is an art form that is sometimes trivialized. In the “I want it now” age, techies have developed apps and bots to instantly add color...

We live to create, and we love that “Ta-Da” moment when our clients see the final result of their project. As a creative, it is special and personal for us to take someone’s vision – a vision they aren’t always sure is possible to attain...

  One of the questions we hear in the studio is: “Now that my slides and negatives are digital, can I just throw them away?” There is a mass movement of folks that are unencumbering themselves from their possessions. The influence of the Danish lifestyle and digital archiving...

It is common for clients to bring in a photo and ask us to add or remove a person. When removing a person, the reason could be one of many: “We’re divorced.” “I hated them.” “I don’t know who they are.” “They’re ruining the photo.” ...

Hanging in our studio is a softly colored pastel, octagonal portrait of two brothers in war uniforms. Clients take notice and comment, “My grandmother has something just like that. What is it?” It’s a crayon portrait - a photograph that is hand embellished with colored pastels...