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3775 Market Stree NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

(503) 588-3686

We're a small-town, family owned and operated photo lab that never gave up on film. Today we provide top-notch film processing, scanning, and printing services from film and digital with the best customer service in the industry.

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MINERVA HOUSE + Nikon F5 + Tmax100

Stephen Wood

Photo by @thisisminervahouse. Scan by PhotoVision. Shot with a #NikonF5 on #Tmax100 in Houston, Texas.

Candace's best advice for fellow photographers is to "Surround yourself with people that believe in you as an artist and push you to keep reaching."  

"In college I LIVED in the dark room. Every piece of clothing I owned was covered in fix stains. The darkroom is where I fell in love with photography. The last roll of film I shot was in 2008. Since I started MINERVA HOUSE 5 years ago, I have STRUGGLED with the post processing part of the business. I've felt frustrated and defeated many a night, and it all comes down the the fact that sitting at a computer with a digital file just doesn't yield the same result as time in the darkroom with a negative. I've wanted to pick it up again so badly but to be honest I have been terrified. Then one day I was talking to my best friend about it and she told me, "Just do it. It's not that big of a deal. If the film doesn't come out, then figure out why and try it again." So I stopped wining, borrowed a camera and shot a roll of my little girl in the backyard. There is nothing better than that "CHUNK CHUNK" sound of film advancing in the camera. I was SO happy. And when I got my scans from you, I literally cried like a sissy! My favorite aspect of this image is that it represents a leap of faith and the start of something new."  - Candace Moore