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   Panoramic Techniques
When taking photographs of buildings or interiors, most people reach for a wide angle lens or set the equivalent wide view on their camera to squeeze everything in.

 This is okay on certain occasions but if its important for an image to look realistic and to appear as a fair representation of the original scene, a better option is available. At Borderpics, we apply panoramic photographic techniques to produce wide angle representations of important shots, especially for web display and for selling purposes.

Several images of a scene are captured, often using a standard lens. Using digital software, the images are then stitched together and perspective corrections applied if required. The result is far superior to the 'wide angle view' adopted by many photographers.


   Web Make-Over

If you already have a web site, is it bringing in sufficient clients, is it graphically appealing and are the photographs satisfactory?

Why not enquire about a makeover for your web site. New graphics or optimised photographs could give your web site that extra lift for minimal expense.


 
 

   Photographic Services

If you need a Scottish Borders based  photographer, have a look at www.borderpics.co.uk

Hosted by an experienced photographer in traditional and digital techniques, Borderpics is your one-stop shop for all photographic requirements.

Perhaps you would like  to see more pictorial photographs of Jedburgh and surrounding Border towns? Borderpics has links to a variety of web pages hosting images by a local photographer. See the Borders and photography at its best.

Remember; for a photographer in the Scottish Borders, visit www.borderpics.co.uk

For a vast array of photographic services in the Scottish Borders.

Borderpics: Professional results, personal attention.


      Bespoke Framing

Borderpics now offer a bespoke picture framing service; quality work at competitive prices.

With professional equipment, (Morso F, Cassese 88, Keencut Ultimat & Excalibur 5000), Borderpics can provide your artwork or photographs mounted ready to frame or framed complete ready to display.

Commission or event photography, photo-finishing, optimisation, web design, hand printing, bespoke framing, graphic design work, DVD authoring, Photoshop tuition and workflow techniques, mounting and bespoke framing - all under the one roof? Borderpics - your one stop photo-shop in the Scottish Borders.

Free quotations - all work considered.



 

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 quality. 

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?

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At Borderpics, we take extra care of your work and apply special techniques when taking photographs and later when optimising for production on the web.

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 reproduction.

EXAMPLE 1.

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.
   

EXAMPLE 2.

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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, Nisbet Old 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).

EXAMPLE 3

 

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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 warm atmosphere.

Hopefully these examples illustrate the care and attention given to photographs required for web design and display.

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 distortion.
 

   

If you require a graphic or corporate logo for a web site or brochure, we can provide photography, design and presentation to meet your requirements. We can enhance existing material or design new graphics if required. The above custom designed graphics are examples created for Lothian Estates web site.

   

Bespoke Picture Framing

Borderpics now offer a bespoke picture framing service; quality work at competitive prices.

With professional equipment, (Morso F, Cassese 88, Keencut Ultimat & Excalibur 5000), Borderpics can provide your artwork or photographs mounted ready to frame or framed complete ready to display.

Commission or event photography, photo-finishing, optimisation, web design, hand printing, bespoke picture framing & mounting, graphic design work, DVD authoring, Photoshop tuition and workflow techniques, - all under the one roof? Borderpics: your one stop photo-shop in the Scottish Borders.

Free quotations - all work considered.

 

 

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