I was mad. One Saturday, my mom sent me up to the attic to bring down warm winter clothes. All I wanted to do was play videogames. But my mom insisted so I pulled down the attic stairs and climbed up. The attic is dark, dusty, and always has a strange moist smell.
As I climb over boxes to get to the winter clothes, I knock over a small cardboard box and its contents spill out. Letters, notebooks, and tons of yellowed photographs wrapped in twine. While the letters and notebooks were interesting (in fact – I learned A LOT about my ancestors) that’s a story for another time. But I couldn’t tear myself away from the pictures. There were tons of them. Filled with people I didn’t recognize. In a few, a serious young man with my grandfather’s eyes peered out at me – but most of the people I saw were strangers. Figuring out who these people were was made doubly difficult because the pictures had seen an enormous amount of wear and tear.
Rain drops formed potholes of color. Coffee stains turned the already yellowing paper a deep ochre. Some of the pictures were torn. The years faded the color in every one of them. One even had someone cut out of it. (my ancestors were romantics)
Almost an hour later, my mom called me from downstairs. I had lost track of time. I quickly wrapped up the photos again and brought them downstairs with the winter clothes my mom asked for. But I didn’t tell her about the pictures. I had plans for them.
I’d spent almost all of my money on a Nintendo video game. And Christmas was approaching. What better gift to give my parents than an album filled with these pictures – after they had been restored.
So on Monday, I brought the pictures with me to school. After class ended – I headed over to the local photo studio. I placed the entire stack of them on the counter and told the clerk I’d like to have all of them restored. The man chuckled, “each photo costs $40 to restore.” I was crushed. I didn’t have enough money to restore even two of the pictures, it would have cost me $4960 to restore all of those photos, there were 124 of them. And a photo album with a single picture in it was a terrible Christmas gift. I left that store and went to the other two places in town – the answer was the same.
I was down. I guess I’d have to get my dad a tie and mom slippers for Christmas. Again. As I rode the bus back home – I realized I had almost a month before Christmas– I could learn how to restore photos myself. So I downloaded the photo editing software available back then and spent the next month learning how to restore antique photographs. Christmas morning I gave my parents an album of twenty different antique family photos.
My mom cried. She’d never seen these pictures before but she could point out most of the people in them. I saw my great-grandparents for the first time. My long-passed great aunts and uncles and all the cousins I knew only as old people. It was the best gift I gave my parents.
I was hooked. After Christmas I spent the entire break restoring all of the old photographs I found in the attic that November afternoon. By the middle of January, I’d filled up the album I bought for my parents and still had more photos to restore. It frustrates me now – my restoration attempts were amateurish then and I’d love to pull them out of the laminated pages and give them another treatment. But my mom won’t let me.
It gets even more interesting. My mom brought the album out at Christmas dinner that night. And my older relatives started filling in the blank spots in my mom’s memory. By the end of dinner, after the wine, food, and coffee were done – my mom and I listened to our grandmother tell stories of the people in those old photos until after midnight. We’d identified almost everyone in those pictures but a middle-aged couple and their two young children.
While I was in school that winter, my mom did a ton of genealogical research. That couple was our cousin Johan. He’d married a Jewish woman. And in the late 1930’s, as Hitler’s war machine grew larger and his hate-filled speeches more common, my uncle (who lived in Norway at the moment) fled the country in fear. To America. My mother heard the whole story from her relatives, now living in Florida. I never knew I had relatives in America. Since then, we’ve reconnected. All because of my discovery and restoration of those photographs from long ago.
Photo restoration is dear to my heart. And I want to teach you how to do it, just as the student below learned how to restore his photos.
The above photo was restored by one of my earliest students. Look how he took that beat-up, scratched, grainy and damaged photograph and restored it. Awesome.
How To Easily Restore and Repair Your Photos For Free
I’ve spent hundreds of hours in front of the computer, restoring and repairing photos for more than eight years since I found those old pictures in the attic.
After seeing the high prices that most photo restoration services charge, and the joy in the faces of my grandparents when they saw the photos I restored, I came up with a program filled with everything I know about photo restoration. It will teach you to become an amazing antique photo restorer.
This 5-module online course offers a systematic, structured and easy to learn method for restoring your antique photos. Even better than simple restoration, I’ll teach you to make them better than new.
What You’ll Learn in This Course
Quick Diagnosis Guide: Before I start any restoration project, I sit down and diagnose the damage to the photographs. This guide will speed up your photo restoration because it shows you real examples of various photo conditions and links to the corresponding module. For example – think your photograph is faded? – this guide will show you examples and lead you directly to Module 1 which covers fading restoration techniques. The guide guarantees you’ll start in the right place on your own family photo project.
Module 1 – Here, I’ll introduce you to the entire process of antique photo restoration. In this overview, you’ll be introduced to all the free software you’ll need to begin. Beyond that I’ll be giving a brief outline of the various strategies that are explained in later modules. Value $20
Module 2 – In this module, you’ll learn how to restore faded, dull, and lifeless photos. It doesn’t matter if they’ve been faded by age, the sun, or anything else, I’ll show you how to inject new life and energy into your antique photographs. Value $20
Module 3 – Here you’ll learn how to restore the natural colors of your family photos. I’ll show you how to restore your photos to their original color. I’ll show you how to make them look better than new. And I’ll show you how to avoid many of the pitfalls that come with color restoration. Many retail restoration services claim to be able to do NATURAL color restoration and they return your family photographs with BIZARRE and UNNATURAL color schemes. I’ll show you how to avoid this common mistake. Value $20
Module 4 – Your photos are ripped, torn, or scratched? This module teaches you how to quickly repair this kind of damage. I’ll show you the best methods to line up and reattach the pieces so your photos look natural – not like a collage. Value $20
Module 5 – After you’ve done all the repair and restoration you desire – this module will show you how to put the finishing touches on your photo. I’ll discuss how to remove and reduce noise. I’ll also show you how to sharpen your images and bring clarity and focus to any antique photograph. Value $20
Here’s what the current students say about Photo Restoration School:
“I am so happy to learn how to use the histogram and you made it so easy.” J.R.
“That is excellent, clear and concise, I have only ever used half of the procedure, and not with these great results. I will be following this again and again until I get it set in stone in my grey matter. Thank You”
“Good and clear explanation of what is needed, but most important is the recommendations on which tools we should use.”
“As a retired Army Officer, I’ve learned to be structured in the learning process. This outline is well structured giving a great overview of this course.”
In these step-by-step modules you’ll learn everything you need to know to restore and repair your photos to their original condition and beyond. Each module has both written and video instruction from me.
The Whole Package
I could sell this course for $150(in fact there are others selling similar courses for $200). But as I always try to deliver way more value than you invest you’ll get access for only $29.95.
I’ll say that again. For ONLY $29.95 you can learn how to restore photos, for yourself or professionally. Compare that to paying $40 per picture at a photo restoration service.
Why the low price?First of all, I’m working hard on improving and adding content to the course and want to give my first couple students a good deal for supporting my work. Another reason is that I use the same cost saving strategies that IKEA use(the Swedish furniture retailer). They let their customers assemble the furniture and can thus pass on a lot of savings to their customers. Well the same principle apply here. Instead of me spending tons of time on restoring every single photo for $40 a piece I can instead teach you how to do it yourself.
When you sign up, you can access the online member’s area immediately. The member’s area contains all the training modules and bonus materials. So you can get started with your restoration project today!
If you take action today, you’ll also get:
To reward those of you who decide to make this small investment TODAY I’m including the bonuses below. I just want to thank you for giving Photo Restoration School a chance.
Photo Restoration Case Study #1 – Value $40
I don’t know about you, but I always learn best by example. So not only will I tell you how to restore photos – I’ll show you how I do it myself. Step-by-step, I’ll take you through the entire antique photo restoration process. I’ve taken a family photo of my grand mother that was in quite awful condition and I restore it to better than original. Getting this done by a photo restoration clerk costs more than $40. I do it far better and I’ll show you how to also.
GIMP Simplified Video Series – Value $27
This stand-alone video series teaches you the basics of GIMP as photo-editing software. This series contains 28, few-minutes long, videos that cover all the basics. I’ve added this stand alone course, available as immediate download, as a bonus to cover all the fundamentals of GIMP so I can get you up to speed quickly and ready to start restoring your antique photos. This course contains over 200 minutes of instructions – but I’ll show you which videos you MUST watch so you can get started faster.
If you want to delve deeper, the rest of the videos are there for you to explore. The videos show you how to install GIMP, how to navigate the interface, how to use the various tools, how to use layers, and much more.
Even without watching these videos, you’ll be able to master photo restoration using my modules. So consider them an added bonus to help you expand your antique photo restoration knowledge further.
Retail Photo Restoration vs. Antique Photo Restoration School
Let’s compare retail photo restoration services and the Antique Photo Restoration School. Here’s a sketch of the choices you have.
High Quality and Reputable Photo Restoration Services
There are countless photo restoration services online, if you Google “photo restoration” you’ll get more than 29 million hits. Let’s imagine you’ve found one that has numerous positive reviews, seemingly great customer service, and a quick turnaround. What will you pay for this service? Most charge between $40 and $80 PER PHOTO. And that’s only for pictures that have MINOR or MODERATE damage. Even photos that take less than 5 minutes to restore will cost you more than my entire course. Using these top-notch services gets expensive quick.
Low-End Photo Restoration Services
It’s tough to tell who actually has your family photos when you use online restoration services. Many places outsource the restoration of your pictures to India or other low-cost countries. They pocket the difference and make a pretty profit – all while you get lower-quality service. These services are fairly cheap, ($15-$30 per photo), but it still gets expensive fast and the quality is poor.
Photo Restoration School
I want you to use Photo Restoration School to restore your antique family’s photographs and create great NEW memories while doing it.
Whether you want to restore just a single photograph or hundreds of pictures, you can’t lose! By signing up for my school – you’ll save hundreds of dollars and learn how to restore your cherished heirlooms.
I believe that you won’t find a better and more valuable photo restoration course than Photo Restoration School. I’ve been doing photo restoration for years and I’ve distilled all my knowledge into this course. So here’s my promise to you…
Use the Antique Photo Restoration School for 60 days. Anytime, if you don’t feel the school is for you, then simply let me know and I’ll give you a FULL refund.. No questions asked.
Let’s Sum Up My Offer to You
First, let’s see how much it would cost to hire someone to restore your photos: average cost per photo is $40, even if it just takes a few minutes to restore. $40 per picture. That’s far too much to spend for just a few minutes of work. Especially when I’ll show you how to do it yourself for free. My entire package is worth more than $150 but you’ll get it for far cheaper.
After you order, you’ll get instant access to the 5 training modules, the quick diagnostic guide, the video guide to GIMP, and my photo restoration case study. No need to wait for shipping – you’ll get all the information you want seconds from now!
Right now, if you order the Antique Photo Restoration School, your one time investment is
$150 $39.95 $29.95.
But this is a special launch offer only. I’m constantly improving the course and I plan to soon raise the price.
Your investment is $29.95 and it’s risk-free for 60 days. If you order today, I’ll send you all future updates for FREE!
By taking action today, you’ll get:
- Instant access to ALL the photo restoration tutorials, case studies, and bonus materials.
- Including the streaming video tutorials and resources.
By taking action now, you’ll pay the low investment of $29.95. There are NO monthly payments and NO hidden fees.
You’ll be backed by the 100% Risk-Free Money Back Guarantee. In fact, if you’re not amazed at the knowledge you learn from my tutorial – I INSIST that you write me and get your money back. No questions asked.
On that basis, to get these materials – I want you to click on the secure order link below and get your instant access NOW!
See you on the inside,
P.S. Feel free to email me at dan(at)photorestorationschool(dot)com. You can’t lose by learning to restore your own antique family photos. You’ll save both time AND money doing it yourself.
P.P.S. Remember . . . you have my 100% Risk Free Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee. I am certain your family photos will look AMAZING when you follow the step-by-step tutorials inside. Your investment is guaranteed for a full 60 days. Enroll now!
P.P.P.S. This is a TIME SENSITIVE OFFER! As I’m constantly improving the course the price is going up soon and you won’t be able to get this great discount again. Give my Antique Photo Restoration Course a try right now!