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3775 Market Stree NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

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.

Exposure Reference Sheet

A Feature Designed to Close the Gap Between Exposures + Scans

When shooting film, your negatives are your road map to understanding the relationship between your exposures and your 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 provide a thumbnail of each frame, allowing you to clearly and easily see how you exposed your film. They 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—and help you understand why you are getting the results you are for every frame, allowing you to see any exposure shifts that may be occurring within your film.

You no longer have to wait 2+ weeks to study your negatives—all the feedback you need is waiting for you in your inbox. Pretty cool, huh?

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How to Read Your Exposure Reference Sheets

Exposure Reference Sheets show a variety of information from exposures to camera issues. The exposure of each frame can be seen in the level of density above (similar to how you would view your digital images):

  • Frames that appear dark represent underexposure.

  • Frames that appear light represent overexposure.

To help you further understand your exposures, refer to the exposure data (if your camera imprints it). The next thing to look for is any camera issues, advancement issues, light leaks, etc. Learn from your shooting and be aware of any camera issues before your next shoot by utilizing this handy tool.

Where to Find Them

Exposure Reference Sheets are provided for every roll and can be found within your order’s folder in Box.

Download our Exposure Reference Sheet Guide

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