Welcome to the Barkers Photographic website. Barkers Photographic has been established in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth since 1921 founded by Mr John Barker. It has been in his family for three generations and in 2012 was purchased by a management buyout.
As well as a photographic studio with three full time professional photographers, we have a full 'wet lab' offering prints from your memory cards, CDs, phones (including iPhones) and even from existing photos. We offer a fast turnaround (usually within half an hour for photos) and can print up to 24" x 60" on site.
Our personalised photo gift services include mugs, clothing, clocks, keyrings and personalised frames. Although we usually take up to 5 days for this, we can often offer a same day service for a small surcharge.
We additionally offer Passport and Visa photos (as well as ID, Disability badge and Driving Licence photos). These typically come as a 45 x 35mm photo on a grey background, but we can also offer different sizes (50mm x 50mm or 2 inch by 2 inch are common sizes) as well as a variety of different background colours.
We offer a variety of Restoration Services - from simple copying or duplicating an old photo to a full restoration and re colourising photos. 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 and even betamax) 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 (we are the only Accredited School Photo Pro Photographers in Norfolk) and we offer a variety of Event Photography services - from Black Tie events (including Round Table, Rotary and Masonry 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 of 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: Pontins, Sea Life Centres, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Hippodrome Circus, Norwich City Football Club Academy to name but a few.