Getting Started with PhotoVision

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We get it—sending your first roll to a film lab can be . . . a little scary. But it doesn't have to be! Here’s what you need to know when you send us your first batch of film:

Getting Started in 5 Steps:

1) Order Online

Order Here.

2) Submit Preference Images

During your checkout here, submit preference images so we can scan your film to best match your vision. Preference images are 3-5 frames that exemplify your style in terms of color, density and contrast.

If you're unable to submit them via online ordering, you can upload them here.

3) Send In Your Film

Use our shipping tips to send your film safely. Make sure to get a tracking number!

4) Study Your Exposure Reference Sheets

Our signature Exposure Reference Sheets are included for every order and allow you to view your negatives as you go through your scans. These sheets are the ultimate feedback waiting for you in your inbox.⁠

5) Communicate!

We are here to help every step of the way. If you ever have questions or concerns about shooting film or how your scans turned out, please don’t hesitate to reach out! ⁠Call 503-588-3686 or email

6) Learn

Have a quick question or curiosity? Make sure to check out our common questions page here. Just want to learn more about photography? Check out our Film Tips series on the blog!

And that's it, you're ready to send in your first order!