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Photo Restoration Service Warwickshire

Photo Restoration Service Warwickshire​



​Recently I had the pleasure of being asked to restore one of the few photographs for George Sanders (VC) through my photo restoration service. George was one of the six hundred and twenty-seven recipients of Victoria Cross in World War One. 

A relative of George's who had been researching his story after the sale of George's medals to the Lord Ashcroft Collection and had heard our photo restoration service and brought the photo to us to see what we could do to restore it. 

The photo was very badly worn but we were able to restore it with a new copy printed to the same size and supply a digital copy. 

It was very interesting to hear about the bravery of a who man who took part in the infamous Battle of the Somme and not only lived to tell the tale but saved many lives through great courage and determination taking charge of a small group of soldiers caught far ahead of the main advance. 

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Happy New Year from Squire and Squire Photography

Happy New Year from Squire & Squire Photography

Shortly I will be off to Warwick Castle to photograph my last Wedding of 2016 and my second December wedding this year.  First though I thought I'd share a Happy New Year message.

2016 has been an enjoyable year where we've made many new friends / clients in all areas of the business.  February 2017 will be our fifth year anniversary at our studio at 1 Market Place, Warwick and my eighth year as a full time photographer.

 

I feel very privileged to be in the position that I am in and look forward to and wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 

 

 

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Old Photograph Restoration Warwickshire

I really enjoy restoring old photographs because as a photographer I know how important photographs are as a record of events, times and people. I will treat a damaged photograph as if it is my own.  These images to me are priceless and have to be protected. However,  no matter how careful we are with prints they remain very easily damaged which is why it is a good idea to make a digital copies insuring a back up always exists.

Recently I completed a project to restore eighty five photographs and then to use my wedding album creation skills to turn them into an album for a birthday gift, it was a challenging project because the photographs were in poor condition and also the compositions for the most part (part from three or four really good ones taken by someone with a keen eye) where poor, but the beauty of digital imaging is that badly composed images can be cropped.

In fact under the direction of my client I created a new group family photograph by compositing three photographs into one to be used as a double page spread and cropped many more to refocus the key people to the centre of the frame.

For the album I used a new range of albums that I have recently started offering as a budget option, the range starts at just £29.99 for a twenty page 6x6" album which is a very good price for a very high quality album. The exterior is available in a range of colours in synthetic leather material with a range paper options on the interior, delivered in a lay flat style coffee table book with debossing also available.

 

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Film Negative Scanning Warwick, Warwickshire

Its 2014 we are well into the digital revolution but despite owning several digital cameras I still like to use film cameras when I can. I own a couple of rangefinders but my favourite camera for the last few years has been the Lomography Dolphin 360 Spinner.

This camera is a lot of fun, it doesn't even look like a camera and to take a picture involves pulling a string rather than pressing a shutter, but even though it is fun to use I still want the best quality scans I can achieve.  Therefore we have invested in a professional negative scanner to suit our needs and also offer negative scanning as an extra service.

We can scan in 9600 x 9600 dpi with adapters for 35 mm, 120 and long negatives that the 360 spinner creates including scanning the sprocket holes that is popular with Lomography prints.

For more information please use the contact us page.

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Photo Restoration Services

One of my favourite tasks is photo restoration because in addition to being a photographer and creating photographs. I also very much enjoy other peoples photographs especially images that capture a social history.  Often these photographs can sometimes (depending on there age), be the only visual record of what the subject/s looked like or the only record of a cherished event.  

This uniqueness makes these photographs as priceless to the family involved as any piece of artwork in the National Portrait Gallery.  

When starting a photo restoration project the first step recognise the value of the original photograph, as with all technology and techniques time moves on to bring out better ways of doing things. Once the original photograph has been scanned it should be cherished in the same way that it was when it was the only copy. Our restoration skills are are second to none but it is always a good idea to keep the original just in case techniques improve in the future and also because the original is still a valid piece of history and a relevant piece of artwork. 

Our next step is to edit and repair the photograph, once this process has been finished we will send a digital copy of the old and new versions to the customer via our online gallery side. Here the customer is able to see the old version and what has changed to make the newer version. Once the client has approved the new edited version a print will be printed as part of the photo restoration service giving the customers a new replacement print of the same size as the original and also a digital version/s so that new copies can be printed or kept digitally. For more information on our photo restoration services can be found here.  

 

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