While photography can't completely stop time, it's more effective than breaking all your clocks or demanding that family members hold a smiling pose for years at a time. Maintain precious moments with today's Groupon to Mikal Brooke Photography. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $65 worth of photo digitization.
- For $69, you get $200 worth of photo-restoration services.
Mikal Brooke employs advanced digital techniques on precious paper or film memories, preserving them for generations to come. Photos that spend their days stuffed into drawers or pasted to car windshields can fall prey to a host of negative influences, such as light, water, and the simple passing of time. The photo-digitization package commits up to 56 favorite paper photos, negatives, instant film, and slides to disc ($10 for the first photo, $1/photo thereafter). Along with a high-resolution, archival-quality set of digital negatives good for printing and bequeathing to beloved pets, patrons will also receive a DVD of lower-resolution images more easily digested by online sharing software.
For heirloom photos marred by scratches, tears, or the bite marks of teething babies, a digital photo restoration can return personally historic images to their former state of glory. Mikal Brooke first creates an exact digital reproduction of the faulty photo, then zooms in 1,000 times to nudge each pixel back into place. In addition to simple corrections, she can change backgrounds, remove or add objects, and alter color to make pictures more closely correspond to wistful memories. This service includes an archival DVD, a photograph of the restored print alongside the original, and the option to make one free edit before delivery. Prices range from $50 for minor restorations to $400 for very extensive reconstructions.