Photo Colorization

A few years ago, I was asked to scan, repair, and colorize an old black and white WWII photograph for my dad.  He was so pleased with the result, I continued colorizing more black and white photos to see how close I could get to a modern day photo.  I realized that each black and white photo is different and unique, so I had to use new and innovative techniques to get the most realistic look possible.  Please take a moment and check out My Portfolio.

As my website says “Bringing Pixels to Life”

— Larry Kemp

Photo Repair

Not only do I colorize images, but I also use the latest version of Photoshop CC to digitally repair damaged photos such as rips, tears, cracks, dust and dirt. I usually do some minor cleanup (at no cost) during the colorization process, but major photo damage requires additional time to repair.  Photo repair/restoration is very time consuming, so additional fees may apply.  The greater the damage, the more time it will take for me to repair and clean up the image.  I must must visually inspect the photo in order to give you a fair quote.

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I work by myself, so I will work with you one-on-one to get the desired look.  I want you to be 100% satisfied before paying anything.  I charge about $35 for a single person portrait. The more detail in a photo, the greater the costs.  This is why it is important for me to review the photo before I can tell you how much I will charge.

Here is all you need to do:

– Email your photo to, and I will email you back with a quote.  If you scan the photo yourself, try to scan at 600 dpi (24-bit color), and save as a “.tiff” file.  I can work with .bmp and .jpg file types, but rather you give me a TIFF.  If you are not comfortable scanning the photo yourself, you can send me the photo and I will scan it for you.  Photos normally take 24-48 hours to complete based on the complexity of the photo