jerry-VA at speakeasy dot net
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
- old photos restored -- typically $25 - $50
- new photos taken
- prints, panoramas; typically
$10 per sheet of one
8x10" image, two 5x7s or four 4x5s.
- files to CD or DVD: $6
is no substitute for
one-on-one with a skilled craftsperson when you want an image "just
right". Once you capture that image, using Kinkos color
is a great way to handle Christmas letters or any mailing.
Today's color copiers are all digital, with dependable
about $1/page (see "Commercial Alternatives" below). If you
many old images (slides, negatives) to scan, go to outside commercial
COPY AND PRINT
and write to CD or DVD
BASIC RESTORATION examples
is restored to faded color prints. Color is balanced, shadowy
dark places are "opened up", resolution
is enhanced, motion blur because the camera moved can be canceled.
Some of the glaring ugliness of flash
pictures can be softened. Creases and large scratches in
non-critical areas are removed.
in critical areas
(faces) are fixed, simple backgrounds can be suppressed or altered,
detail is recovered. Specks as well as smaller scratches and
imperfections are removed,
in face/foreground as well as background areas, so that the
image speaks well when enlarged. Some flash
pictures can be made to look naturally-lighted.
can be combined from
multiple prints, missing areas of damaged prints can be
that will require many hours
computer time is quoted in this category
individual basis that is
realistic for both of us.
NEW PHOTOS TAKEN
People usually hire me for available light, interior panoramas.
panorama creates such
magical spaces, even from small rooms. examples
$100/shoot + expenses
per sheet of 1, 2 or 4 prints
PROOFS: $1 per plain paper
PANORAMAS: $15 small
PANORAMAS: $50 first
each additional (does not have to be ordered at the same time)
Prints are $10/sheet,
which can be either one large 8x10" image, two 5x7: images or four 4x5
images, borderless. One customer wanted a single 5x7" image
printed on regular-sized paper with wide margins, so that the
pages could be kept in loose-leaf binders.
I suggest black and white plain-paper proofs for $1 each if you need
worksheets to write on when
sorting out a collection or gathering information about the photos.
The best use I have seen for these
large images, one to a page, is genealogical research -- people
have gotten amazing streams of recollection by showing older
family members a vivid image from a past still
them. Make a second copy for yourself, even if it is just on
an office copier and
Small panoramas, 8" x any length, are $15 each, any quantity.
Large panoramas are $50 for the
first print and $25 each thereafter, provided there are no changes.
Alas, there usually are
changes, since large images reveal every detail up close, and have
their own viewing issues from a distance.
insist. There will be loss of shadow detail on matte papers
you can't "see into " the dark places, they are just black.
CAN HOLD DOWN COSTS
at Kinkos for ca $1/page in color. Scan
to CD for under $1/image. Details are here.
STRATEGY OF ATTACK:
How to Deal with the Family Photo Collection