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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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Amanda K + PV Takeover + Day 2

PhotoVision Team


@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 2: P A T I E N C E. Guys, we all know we live in a society of instant gratification. The most difficult part of transitioning back to film was shooting "blind" and not being able to rely on that little screen on the back of my camera. Who can relate?! 🙋 However, the hidden lesson and blessing in shooting film is not only practicing patience, but also sharing that experience with your clients. With that patience, also comes trust. Trusting yourself when shooting, trusting your lab and ultimately building your clients’ trust in you—it's a beautiful thing! It's a wonderful opportunity to share in the anticipation of scans with your clients and celebrate together when those beautiful images arrive in your inbox.

 📷 on #fuji400h with a #hasselbladh1 at #sunstonewinery in Santa Ynez, California.

#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #fineartfilm #ishootfilm #filmphotographic #filmphotography #filmshooters @fujifilm_profilm @alvinavalenta @jim_hjelm @sunstonewinery @dainacutts


@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 2: P E R S E V E R A N C E. Growing up around a camera, I was familiar with film and loved the process. I shot on film until the late ‘90s when the digital and Photoshop craze happened! I learned everything I could about editing and shooting with all those complicated buttons. When I look back at some of those over-processed photos now, I literally cringe. 🤢 I am so thrilled to see the complete comeback that film has made! However, it has been yet another learning curve for me. As many photographers have mentioned, the best way to learn is to start incorporating film into your workflow slowly. I made a goal to shoot 3 rolls of film at every wedding.  From there, I started shooting only film at my engagement sessions! I found this was the best way to build my confidence! I can be a bit stubborn, (and shy),  and am not the best at asking questions, so I have failed, many times! Ultimately, it's about persevering,  practice, and always educating yourself! Lastly, I can't stress enough how important it is to take advantage of @PhotoVisionprints’s EXCELLENT customer service. They want you to succeed as much as you do!

📷 on #Portra800 with a #pentax645nii in Franklin, Tennessee. As seen in @southernweddings Magazine.

#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #filmprocessing #sp3000 #kodakfilm #ishootfilm #keepfilmalive #mediumformat @kodakprofessional @laurenmarieatkinson @chelseapetaja @12thtable @jordanbyers @ruedeseinebridal


@amandakphotoart #pvtakeover Day 2: H O N E S T Y.  Ok, I have an earth-shaking revelation for you. I don't personally "love" styled shoots. Who else is with me?? Now, I absolutely adore working with other creatives and I agree it's vital to my growth as an artist to create personal work. It can be very refreshing and soul inspiring, It’s also a great way to network with other like minded creatives in the industry! However, in my humble opinion, if my goal is to attract more wedding clients, then I feel it's incredibly important to show my viewers, (and hopefully potential clients!), more content from real weddings. Being honest in what I share helps my clients have realistic expectations of what I can deliver! We all know that working a real-life wedding with tight timelines and sometimes crazy weather is a true test of our creative skills!  I have also made it my mission when mentoring,  to only ask real couples to model when teaching 1:1s.  It’s so important that my attendee’s  see how I work with, pose and draw out honest emotions from true couples. I LOVE sharing time with other photographers at these sessions and I always encourage them to focus less on those styled shoots and getting published and more on their craft and their client! 👊

📷 on #fuji400h with a #pentax645nii in Ashland, Oregon From a 1:1 with @annabelmayphotoart.

#amandasvision #photovisionprints #profilmlab #sp3000 #ishootfujifilm #fujifilm #analogvibes #believeinfilm #filmcamera #filmcommunity @fujifilm_profilm @aandbcreativewed @aandbcreative @robinopal_ @hairbybria__  @lenamedoyeff @katlynmariephotoart

Kirstie Marie + PV Takeover

Stephen Wood

I hope there are some horse lovers here, because the next three days equine photographer @kirstieeemarie will be filling your Insta-feed! Welcome, Kirstie! We’re so excited to have you! . . . I am SO happy to share some horsey images with you all this week! I thought I should start with an image I took very early on in my photography career. I got my first DSLR during my senior year of college, and it wasn’t long before I retired that camera, bought a Contax 645, and went to 100% film. I was planning my wedding at the time and was extremely drawn to the aesthetic of film photography greats like Jose Villa and Erich McVey. I started taking photographs of the only thing that I knew and loved—my pony in my front pasture. This quickly grew to me taking pictures of the one thing that I felt needed documenting—how much a girl loves her horse.

#kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #oklahoma #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @josevilla @erichmcvey @fujifilm_northamerica

@kirstieeemarie here again with a few tips & tricks should you ever find yourself in a situation where you are shooting horses. First, make sure your equine model is comfortable. Horses are extremely expressive with their eyes, and a worried eye is a strong indicator that your horse is stressed out (and probably won’t be very cooperative). They might need to go for a walk, eat some grass, see another horse buddy to calm their nerves or get lots of pets to settle down and relax a bit. Second, always make sure their ears are forward. Always. I have an assistant come to every shoot of mine and their sole job is getting the horse’s attention. Noises, motion and food work very well to get a great expression on the horse’s face.

#kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #hasselbladh1 #fuji400h #rhodesriverranch #arlington #washington #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

I (@kirstieeemarie) am still deeply inspired by film wedding photography, and one thing I love most is how much connection there is. I kid you not, I actually get most of my posing ideas from engagement photography. I just—you know—replace a handsome man with a handsome steed :).

#kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #gibbsshowhorses #collinsville #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

@kirstieeemarie here for day 2 of the PV Takeover!! One of my favorite parts about living in Texas is the spring full of wildflowers! Nothing depicts the brevity of life quite like a bluebonnet flower. Their beauty is mighty, but their season is short. Just as the bluebonnets can be fleeting, so can a horse’s mood. I am at the mercy of every horse I work with—because they are 1200-pound animals with a mind, will and agenda of their own. With enough patience and horse treats, sometimes I can coax them into the pose or position that I envision, but more often than not, I work around what they want to do.

#kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #aledo #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

I’m not sure if you know this, but unicorns are real. And so is Portra 800’s love for the color red. 

@kirstieeemarie #kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #portra800 #pumpkinridgeequestriancenter #northplains #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #kodakfilm @kodak_photo @kodakprofilm

There are few things I love more than horses on film. I mean, I am a sucker for a willow tree, gorgeous light and Fuji 400H that wraps around my subjects and makes them glow, but to an equestrian, a horse is so much more than a pet. Her horse is her teammate, her therapist, her teacher and her best friend. I’m just trying to capture everything he means to her in a photograph, for her to remember the bond they shared. 

@kirstieeemarie #kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #contax645 #fuji400h #pumpkinridgeequestriancenter #northplains #oregon #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #horsesonfilm @fujifilm_northamerica

There are only a handful of equine photographers I know of who choose to shoot portraits with film. PhotoVision can attest that in many of my shots, the horse is walking off, yawning, swishing off a fly or—heaven forbid—blinking during my shutter release. Working with horses requires a great amount of patience and a large tolerance for wasted shots. But if you shoot film, you understand the gratification when you nail the shot. 

@kirstieeemarie #kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #hasselbladh1 #fuji400h #gibbsshowhorses #collinsville #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm @fujifilm_northamerica

One of my favorite things about shooting horses on film is getting to capture the details of horse show outfits. Women who compete in Western events wear shirts that are intricately designed, with handset beadwork and Swarovski crystals. They are works of art in their own right, intended to compliment the color of the horse and catch the judges’ eyes in the show pen.

@kirstieeemarie #kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #hasselbladh1 #fuji400h #capitalquarterhorses #pilotpoint #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #horsesonfilm @dtartistry @fujifilm_northamerica

@kirstieeemarie here, ready to sign off from the PV Takeover this week. This has been SO MUCH FUN and I am so humbled and honored that PhotoVision asked me to share some of my heart with you all. I hope you have enjoyed your daily dose of equine beauty <3. My parting advice, is to shoot what you love and love what you shoot. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable with your clients and establish a real relationship—a real friendship. I absolutely love what I do because I truly love who I do it for. I leave each of my shoots emotionally attached to both the women and horses alike. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to direct message me at @kirstieeemarie or @kmplearn.

#kirstiesvision #pvtakeover #hasselbladh1 #fuji400h #pilotpoint #texas #photovisionprints #sp3000 #fujifilm #horsesonfilm @highpointperformancehorses @fujifilm_northamerica