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scanned large format glass plate: optimization of light and shadow, tonal values and gradation

Lights and Shadows. Levels and Curves.


The analog darkroom was (and is) an excellent school for image editing. It requires some imagination and solid craftsmanship to make a good image out of an underexposed or overexposed negative. Often enough the shooting conditions are so difficult that scanned or RAW data require a subsequent optimization of light and shadow, tonal values and gradation.


Artificial Image founder Michael Maria Müller is a true master in this field, taking over the entire post-production for Nobel Prize laurates “Official Photographer” Peter Badge, among others. Prepress for numerous book publications is also part of Müller’s work.

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“Beautiful Mind” John Forbes Nash Jr.. Photography by Peter Badge ©. Special Edition in “Andy Warhol Style” on the occasion of the Salon Series “Noble Begegnungen” at Café Einstein Unter den Linden, Berlin.

Only very few copies from the fine art prints on Hahnemühle German Etching Paper signed by John Forbes Nash Jr. and Peter Badge can still be found exclusively here.

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Tell us what to do.


You know this: often there is no time or the motivation to edit the pictures by yourself. After all, there are many other things that need to be done. Or jobs where you can put your talent to better use. In those situations we are happy to help you out.


In particular the optimization of colors, tonal values and sharpness (all also partial) – whether from scanned negatives, RAW files or TIIF data – is done precisely on the hardware-calibrated monitor. Thanks to coordinated processes (keyword: color management), the results are well predictable.


Retouching, restoration and the production of facsimiles also belong to our standard repertoire.

The composition is made from four single exposures taken with a Noblex 150 panorama camera.

Michael Maria Müller: Gran Café La Parrocia

The composition is made from four single exposures taken with a Noblex 150 panorama camera.