Studio 55, formerly simply the photographic half of the traditional family business called Selectronic, has been providing the photographic editorial service of restoring old and/or damaged photographs for well over a decade. It is a service which demands great patience and concentration, as well as a high level of digital-artistic skill using Adobe Photoshop to extremely finely edit the picture close up, zooming in to make tiny changes, with the mouse acting as the editor's paintbrush.
Fees vary, naturally, in accordance with each job. Repair work may cost as low as just a few Pounds, but rest assured that we don't ever over-charge for anything, always maintaining reasonable, competitive, prices for our various products and services. Whether your original photo is very old (let's say, for example, 100 years old!), and it's torn and scratched and has acquired stains of sorts over the years, or if you have a rather new photograph that has, for instance, faded as it has been sitting in direct sunlight for a period of time - we can help!
Call us on 01268 691481; or email us at:
Unless you live nearby and decide to pay us a visit in the studio, which anyone is welcome to do, of course, you will need to either send us your original photograph via secure signed-for delivery (recommended), or, if possible, scan your photo at 300dpi or 600dpi (dots per inch), depending on what we suggest based on the information you provide beforehand concerning the particular job, and then email the scan (or scans, if there are multiple pictures involved) to our studio email address (again, ). We will provide a "quote" once we know what it is you would like us to do with your original or "pre-scanned" photograph. It is usual for payment to be made prior to undertaking the job, and in the case of long-distance transactions, fees are always paid beforehand, via PayPal, by way of a "request for payment" being emailed to the client. (Note that a PayPal account is not required to operate via PayPal.)
An example of a very old, torn, worn, faded photograph which was restored to clear black-and-white glory, repaired "digitally", and printed and re-framed, all by the expert editors at Studio 55 Photography.
Another example of a rather old, worn & torn, faded (light- and/or heat-affected) photograph which was restored to once again be perfectly presented, in black-and-white, having been repaired "digitally", all before printing and re-framing the final fixed photo that was "created" by the expert editors at Studio 55 Photography in Essex.