Exposure Reference Sheet
A Feature Designed to Close the Gap Between Exposures + Scans
When shooting film, your negatives act as your road map to understanding the connection between how you expose your film and your scan results. Our goal is to provide a tool to help you better understand your exposures and your scans at a glance.
Introducing, the Exposure Reference Sheet!
Exposure Reference Sheets, commonly referred to as contact sheets, provide a thumbnail of each frame, allowing you to clearly and easily see how you exposed your film. Pretty cool huh? The images within this Exposure Reference Sheet show a variety of exposures. These exposure shifts can be seen in the levels of density within each frame below.
Exposure Reference Sheets will tell you what you need to know about your shooting, whether you need to make changes in your exposures or if you’re on the right track. They will help you understand why you are getting the results you are—for every single frame—allowing you to see any exposure shifts that may be occurring within your film. Frames within your Exposure Reference Sheet that appear dark represent underexposure, while frames that appear light represent overexposure.
Where to Find your Exposure Reference Sheets
Exposure Reference Sheets will be provided for every roll in every job. They can be found within your order’s folder in Box. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, we're here to help!