Compiling a web site for your
business, holiday home or bed and breakfast? You deserve
photographs on the web that display your property or goods in the
best possible light. First impressions count!
You require faithful reproduction
or images to be enhanced but either way, they should
load quickly on your web page but not at the expense of
Using digital technology its now much easier to take a photograph and upload it to
the world-wide-web. Why consider using the services of Borderpics?
Borderpics - Professional Service - Personal Attention
At Borderpics, we take
extra care of
your work and apply special techniques when taking
photographs and later when optimising for production on
Ambient light levels are
carefully considered and panoramic techniques are
applied to give realistic wide angle views devoid of
converging verticals (sloping edges). Images for the web
are then optimised for speedy display and quality
|The JPEG example above is a reasonable photograph of
Jedburgh Square but displays the converging vertical
lines associated with using a wide angle lens. Vertical lines have
been drawn to illustrate the degree of slope. The image size is 43K.
||This example has been created from two separate images
stitched together and the verticals checked for accuracy. The image
has been optimised then created using the 'save for web' option in
Adobe Photoshop resulting in a file size of 23Kb for quicker upload
and display on screen. A border has been added to the photograph along
with a drop shadow to enhance the display.
|This is an example extracted from a web
site designed for
Lothian Estates Jedburgh. The web
site offers accommodation complete with fishing rights for the
Monteviot Beat on the river Teviot. The property,
School house has a superb spacious room with open fire
where anglers can discuss the days events over a wee dram.
Trying to capture this shot with flash and a wide angle lens
would have resulted in a badly distorted photograph and would not have
captured the bright spacious nature of this room. Panoramic
techniques, time exposures, ambient light and optimisation have been
applied resulting in an image size of just 24Kb. The fire in the grate
was lifted from another image to enhance the mood adding warmth to the
image (check images 2 and 3 - no fire).
|An interior photograph using the same
techniques. A 17Kb image compiled from three separate photographs,
optimised for quick loading and enhanced to convey a lovely bright
Hopefully these examples illustrate the
care and attention given to photographs required for web design and
So why Borderpics?
First of all, there is photographic
technique to consider.
Take your typical web site for hotels or
bed & breakfast establishments. How often do see interior shots of a room where only a
small area is covered and the viewer is given little idea of the overall
size of the room or light levels? When faced with the challenge of
photographing interiors, many photographers use a wide angle lens to cram
in as much of the scene as possible but do you really want your property displayed with
sloping walls and distorted ceilings?
Light levels and the quality of light are
equally important. Simply using flash often gives unsatisfactory results
with the foreground washed out and the background in semi-darkness.
Depending on the atmosphere to be portrayed and existing ambient light
levels, a time exposure or just a touch of fill-in flash offers the best
solution. Experience and knowledge are needed to balance the light and
produce the best results and if this isn't captured at the photographic
stage, at Borderpics we have the experience and skills needed to optimise
and enhance any image to your liking.
PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY - EXAMPLES
|The Carters Rest in
Jedburgh, Scotland. The Town Hall
buildings are seen on the right. A recent photograph created from
three images, sepia toned and a web size of less than 20Kb. Note the
vertical edges of the buildings and true perspective devoid of