Shipping Tips

Your film is precious cargo. Here’s how to ship it to us safely.

1) Use an Order Form

This allows us to double-check the number of rolls you sent vs. the number of rolls that arrive and ensures your film is processed and scanned correctly. Order forms help safeguard your investment, should your film bag somehow escape its box, your courier will know who the film belongs to. Download one here.

2) Use a Zip-Close Bag

Liquids can be surprisingly harmful to unprocessed film. Place your film and order form inside a plastic zip-close bag to protect your investment.

3) Use a Box + Cushioning (Seriously)

We have seen too many rolls lost into the postal abyss because they were sent in an envelope. Don't do it! A box + plenty of cushioning = a simple way to ensure your film's safe journey. (Pro tip: USPS provides Priority Mail boxes at no charge.)

Damaged Shipping Box
4) Use Plenty of Tape

This is not the time to be stingy! Tape over the sides. Tape over the flaps. Tape over the peel-and-stick seals—we’ve seen them fail en route. Tape, tape, tape! Then more tape.

5) Get a Tracking Number

Don’t mess around. This can be the deciding factor in locating lost film.

6) Sending in Multiple Shoots?

No problem! Fill out one order form per shoot and separate each shoot (with its corresponding order form) into its own zip-close bag.

7) Send to PhotoVision

You can download our pre-addressed shipping label or, if you prefer, hand-address your package in swanky calligraphy to:

Attn: Film Crew
3775 Market St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Still Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to speak with you! Our phones are answered by our friendly team from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PST, Monday–Friday.


We can't wait to see your film!