Valued photos. We all have them. These may be the family photos tucked away in the attic or images of life's milestones reposing on the mantle. When these pictures have become faded or ruined, I can restore them to the clarity you have in your mind's eye.

My name is Dennis Hancock and I live in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. I've been involved with photography, digital imagery, and optics for over 30 years in my professional career, working on projects such as assisting the repair of the Hubble telescope and developing cutting edge 3D visualization applications. I apply those skills to restoring your valued photographic memories.

Specializing In These Photo Remedies

  • Basic Photo Repairs: Contrast and color enhancements, sharpening/softening, noise reduction, red eye removal, resizing, image leveling
  • Blemish Removal: Creases, rips, stains, halation, scanner dust and lint
  • Photo Reconstruction: Reconstitution of missing or badly damaged areas from mounting-tape glue, water, fido, time, etc.
  • Composition: Inclusion/removal of wanted/unwanted elements (people, pets, scenes, objects of any kind, etc.)
  • Photo Effects: Segment tone balancing, sepia/infrared/platinum toning, embossing, perspective, etc.

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Recent Restoration Examples

Returning WWII Soldiers' Victory Parade 11 x 14 Original. 1945
Your Left, Your Right. Your Left, Right, Left. Sound Off!

Family At Fair Original. ca. 1977
Fair Family 2012

Naval Officer In Honolulu Original. 1951

Vacationing In Sturgis, SD Original. 2007
Vacationing In San Diego, Ca

Bridal Picture Original. 1947
Still A Beautiful Bride

Catch Of The Day
That's My Story And I'm Sticking With It

Waiting For Godot
Or Someone Like Him

Procedures And Pricing

You decide which of your photos you want restored and provide them to me. I prefer that you scan your photos and submit them via e-mail. (scanned in color even if your photo is black and white, 300 dpi, saved as a tiff file.) Not only is this faster, but it avoids the possibility of any damage or loss that may occur through the mail. If you prefer that I scan your photos and are local to the Foster City, San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Ca area, I can pick them up at your house. Otherwise, ship your photos via registered, insured mail.

If you reside locally, we can meet in person to discuss your goals. Otherwise, we can talk via telephone or Skype or coordinate via e-mail.

I will restore your photos and e-mail watermarked proofs for your review.

Upon your final approval, I will provide the results as a file via e-mail, on a computer disk or flash drive, as prints, or any combination of these. Requests for prints and computer disks will involve additional charges for those media. I will also return your original photos in the format you sent them to me.

I charge a minimum of $27.50 per photo. Your pictures will receive the Basic Photo Repairs and some moderate Blemish Removal as described above.

Every photo is unique and may require many hours of labor to achieve your expectations. After reviewing your photos and discussing your goals, I will give you a firm estimate on the exact cost of restoring your pictures. Work involving advanced processing such as extensive Blemish Removal, Photo Reconstruction, Composition, and Photo Effects will necessarily cost more. But the results are worth the price as you can see above!

Accepted methods of payment are cash or check. I don't do Pay Pal.

Thank you.

Click Here To Send Me An E-Mail Describing Your Photo Restoration Needs

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Foster City, Ca
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