One of the things we love about film is the way it renders color. Sometimes, however, the color of our film doesn’t turn out the way we expected it to, bringing to mind the blue dress/gold dress debate of 2015. There are a lot of factors that can influence color: underexposing, color reflections, shooting in different lighting scenarios, and […]

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Communicating Color with your Lab

Scanning

Basic Scans provide the benefit of shooting film at a more affordable rate. This service includes developing, scanning, minor color and density correction in scanner and labeling of folders for corresponding film stocks. Basic Scans are delivered with the expectation that some editing will be required on our client’s end to reach their desired aesthetic. […]

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What to Expect From Basic Scans

Basic/Basic+ Scans

Because of the increased latitude of Portra 400, we’ve received many requests to scan and edit Portra 400 to look like Fuji 400H. Because of this, we want to let you in on a little secret! Our lab can make them look similar to save you a few extra bucks. We understand most people won’t be shooting these two […]

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The Portra Looking Fuji Conundrum

Scanning

There seems to be a lot of debates in the photo community about what is ‘the best’. One hot topic film photographers will talk about is which scanner is better: Frontier or Noritsu. We feel like there are no hard and fast rules about which scanner is better.  It is about knowing which one best fits your aesthetic. In […]

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Frontier and Noritsu Contrast Comparison

Scanning

We love when clients reach out to us to communicate what they’re wanting for their scans! One thing that is helpful to know is if you want your images scanned for the highlights or for the shadows. This is most applicable when images are silhouetted, or when you are shooting in a scenario where there is […]

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Scanning for the highlights vs. shadows

Scanning

TheFINDlab offers three tiers of scanning services: Basic, Basic+ and Premium. Each service is designed to assist film shooters in specific ways in terms of workflow and creating deliverable images to your clients. Basic Scans provide the benefit of shooting film at a more affordable rate. This option includes developing, scanning, minor color and density […]

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Color Services: Which One Is Right For You?

Basic/Basic+ Scans

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