I'm by no means world-class when it comes to this fanciful, fascinating field. The more I learn, the more I realize how much there still is to know! But I can do a pretty decent job with the knowledge and tools I have (by the way, all the "Gallery" icons are my own digital composites).
Computer technology has given even those of us with absolutely no freehand artistic ability the means to create images of truly incredible beauty... and even to re-create reality (in a manner of speaking).
There are countless ways that digitally created or enhanced images can be used commercially, and I can offer most of them. Yet my most rewarding experience with digital wizardry has absolutely nothing to do with business. It has everything to do with the heart...
A few years ago, after overcoming some real stumbling blocks, a young woman to whom I was close was preparing to graduate from high school. But what should have been a completely joyous event was overshadowed by sorrow, because 8 years earlier her beloved father -- who would have been so very proud of her accomplishment -- had been tragically lost, and his absence weighed heavily.
Through digital imaging, I was able to merge her high school portrait with the actual last photo ever taken of her dad. A blue sky backdrop and strategically-placed bouquet of roses were added... and the result was stunning.
The composite image (referred to as a collage) was used to produce a heartwarming "Congratulations" announcement that appeared in the local paper on graduation weekend. And the full-size, full-color framed print given to the graduate following the ceremony is undoubtedly one of the most memorable, most treasured gifts she'll ever receive (I later produced similar keepsakes for each of her siblings).
All of the images appearing within this site have, one way or another, been digitally created, combined or enhanced. Below are just a few of the typical uses for digital illustration and image manipulation. What can be done is -- ultimately -- limited only by one's imagination (and a "digital technician's" skills, of course).
- Web graphics
- Novelty products
- Restaurant menus
- Combining photos, text and graphics
I confer with you to clarify your needs and provide an estimate of the cost involved.
The project is summarized in a contract, which is then sent to you for approval.
Upon acceptance, you provide all the needed information and materials, and I begin the project.
The finished product is sent to you -- in CD, disk or print format -- via electronic or conventional mail.
Pricing: Depends on original image quality, resolution, type of output, quantity, timing, travel, rights, use, etc. Contact me for an estimate.
Terms: Generally negotiable; however a sufficient retainer and signed contract are required before any work is performed. Depending on the time, effort and out-of-pocket expenses involved, progress payments may be required. Balances are generally due in full on completion.