Having a good, clear photo will help us provide you with an accurate evaluation and quote for your restoration project.
1. You may use any camera, phone or tablet to take your photo.
2. Use bright, even lighting while avoiding glare:
3. Find a clean, neutral surface for the background:
4. Position your camera directly in front of the photo, square-on:
5. Hold your camera as still as possible and take the photo. Evaluate the photo and zoom in to ensure it's evenly lit and there is no blur. Now you can submit your photo!
Below are some examples of good sample photos, and what to avoid:
Even lighting, No reflections or shadows, Neutral background, Straight-on angle, No blur
Reflections are caused by a nearby light source
There was not enough light, resulting in a dark, grainy, unclear image
Even Light, Neutral Background, Minimal reflections, Mostly straight view
A flash was used, causing bright reflections off the photo's surface
Low-light + slight motion of the camera results in motion blur
Photo taken in direct light, casting a shadow of the camera and photographer onto the picture
Yellow light cast by a nearby lamp makes it difficult to asses colour
Photo is stuck in an album but it is clear which photo is in question, the light is even and cast shadows are avoided
Uneven bright light and shadows + surrounding clutter make the image hard to distinguish
The lighting is not even, resulting in a misrepresentation of the image