Welcome to the Barkers Photographic website. Barkers Photographic has been established in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth since 1914 founded by Mr John Barker. It has been in his family for three generations and in 2012 was purchased by a management buyout. Sadly in 2017, the retail arm of Barkers was closed. BREAKING NEWS - we have signed a 2 year lease on a property in Victoria Arcade in Great Yarmouth. We will be opening a studio there in mid July
We do still offer a lot of the services (eg Event photography, wedding photography, cine and vhs to dvd, negative and slide scanning, photo restoration etc).
We offer a collection and delivery service as well as drop off / pick up points in Gorleston (JoeJoe Jewellers , inside QD) and Great Yarmouth (Mocha, Regent Street).
We no longer offer Passport and Visa photos (as well as ID, Disability badge and Driving Licence photos) however Nolan (a former director) does offer a mobile service. He can be contacted on: 07476 648696
We offer a variety of Restoration Services - from simple copying or duplicating an old photo to a full restoration and re colourising photos. We have a number of customers in Gorleston and Great Yarmouth. We can take out backgrounds, take out people and do wonderful other things - just pop in to see some examples.
As well as restoration, we can also convert video cassettes (VHS) to DVD. For slightly older videos, we can also offer conversion to DVD for 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm and 9.5mm. In fact, if there is any format that we don't mention, call us and we will endeavour to find a way of converting your memory.
Outside of the shop, we offer a variety of professional services, including wedding photography, school photography and we offer a variety of Event Photography services - from Black Tie events (including Proms, Round Table, Rotary and Masonic Ladies nights) through to Football, Rugby, Hockey and other sporting events. We offer printing on site (as well as after sales on line) with prints sizes available from 6" x 4" through to a massive 12" x 8". Our prints come in frames, mounts or folders depending on the event.
Unlike most small companies, we have over 10 printers which means that we can cope with most events, and can quickly rectify problems if there are any issues - which is one of the reasons that we work (or have worked) with companies including: Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Royal Assembly Rooms, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, The Ocean Rooms, Palliative Care, Great Yarmouth Masonic Association, Pontins, Vauxhall Holiday Camp, Sea Life Centres and so many more.
Ever had a photo that you took which was great but had a distracting background, or maybe a lamppost was sticking out of someones head?
Well let us turn it into something you can treasure by simply removing or altering the background. Prices start from a very reasonable £15.00
People are constantly amazed at how we can restore a photo from many years ago (and with rips and tears) to almost as good as the day it was taken.
We simply work from a digital copy (leaving your photo untouched) and digitally enhance it until the photo is as good as old.
Companies we have worked for
Below are just some of the well known companies that we have worked for in a photographic capacity.