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Special formats and toy cameras have a $4 special handling fee. The results should be really cool!
Develop and scan is $18.50 plus a $4 special handling fee for unusual cameras and special films, but we should be able to take care of that for you!
http://www.richardphotolab.com/jvborders/ is where you can see some of our borders.
Once you pick a style of border then you can pick any size, mix and match them to make it custom to your wishes! Standard sizes ar 3.5x5, 4x6, 4.5x6 and 5x5. My fav is 3.5x5 with a 1/2" border.
Shipping has a few options, slow is cheap, fast is not but we are working on improving that service with UPS right now.
Don't forget that you qualify for the special International offers we have.......
Not sure what you mean, like jpeg? We save as jpeg as its fast to send to you and prints still look perfect.
There is really no magic here, just good people making good scans all day one frame at a time. But it does help that they each have 10 years minimum experiance.
After scanning it goes through quality control to check for frames lines and if it's B&W it's spotted for dust.
Glad to here from you! We ship anywhere in the states for 8.99. Or if you are shooting a lot you can talk to us about holding your negs here at the lab and we ship them to you once a year. Also remember that as a international client we give you $50 off any order over $300!!!
Only thing I see that you can do is hit it with a little bit of flash if it's totally dark and only a fire to light them.
There is not as much range as you think: just a black background and fire....
If you spot meter you would be exposing for the highlights instead of the shadows. Might be a good idea under this situation.
Tough spot to shoot in.
I usually say 11x14 but some people tell me they go a lot bigger. It really depends on what you are printing on and what type of image it is. My rule of thumb is always true photo quality.
Before I go to the drum scan I would do a Noritsu scan.
Also, grain is grain, scanners don't make it and they don't get rid of it. A over rez'ed scan shows noise or pixels not grain. In most cases even a 48x60 will show some grain but I don't think it's a issue.
Stop by the shop if you can, lots of big prints to see here!!
I can't see that being a issue at all. No prob....
Thanks for the nice words!
All color correction is done in the scanner by the operator. No work is done to the files after scanning!!! Unless is B&W where we dust the images in PS to get the files cleaner.
We only pull in rare situations, like if you shot 400 at 25.
If you over expose a stop or two it will not only be fine but it will actually look great!
Send your film on over, processed or not, we can work with what you have.
Basiclly the difference can be found in several areas. First, film processing, we use dip and dunk processing which offers a cleaner way to process film. All the chemicals are strictly managed and even special filters are used on the water that goes into this machine. If your film is clean and scratch free then you are in good shape.
Next is in the scanning. They may have done a good job, but the question is will they do that good of a job on every roll over the course of a whole year? That's where our service really kicks in!! We set up how you want things and stick with you all year long!
We try harder?
I guess I don't really think of us having a edge over anybody, more like we offer a different service than most places....
We don't skip a step that we feel is important. Then we have set up several ways to get the color you are looking for. These would be the two biggest standards that we try and live up to.
What a photographer needs is what we design our services around, that is what probably sets us apart. I know there are faster / cheaper ways to get things done, but then I couldnt say that we try harder and what we do wouldn't be as special....
Nc is usually nicer for skin tone, but it depends on where you are shooting. Warm skies usually don't need the Vc. But both are great films!
Yes! We use the film to guide the digital correction.
Outsourcing your digital file correction is a great business decision!!! But you have to be committed to it to get the best results. Anyplace that says it will be perfect right off the bat without working with you and testing probably has pretty low standards. It's a hard job and thats why we are here, to help you guys get though it!
To keep it simple we like to refer to the scan size in meg's or image size. Our scans start at about 4 megs which is good for a 4x6@300 dpi.
For roll scanning I can't say that I know of a better machine than the Noritsu, that's why we have it! After a roll scanner you step up to a drum scanner, ours is a Aztec and its pretty darn cool. We recently did a image that is covering the whole side of the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, so I think this scanner is pretty good.... :)
Sure! Frames selected off a already proccessed roll start at $2, but most people do the $4 medium scan.
Yes! Rush services are always a option, but they are costly: 2x book price for a one day and sometimes 3x for "drop everything and do it now" service....
But what might you need it on? Currently most Noritsu jobs are done in about 4 days and Frontier 4-5 days.. And print jobs on www.rplprints.com are always done the day after they are ordered!
Huge difference!! A neg (Portra) will scan way better than a Chrome (E6 or Slide film).
Negs film has a lot of range that makes it really scan friendly. While a Chrome does not really have depth or range beyond what you see when looking at the film.
For example, shoot a person standing in front of a mountain with the person in the shade while the background has the sun shining on it. When you go to scan this image you can scan for the shade or the highlight, or scan each way (two scans) and bring it together in Photoshop if it was on shot on a neg. The result will be a balanced image.
If its on Chrome then you can only scan it as it looks on the film. The shadow would have to stay as a shadow, the highlight will have to stay blown out and there is little that can be done to correct it.
Chrome was great years ago to control color, meaning that the photographer made sure the color was perfect on the film. Now we all have other ways to correct color then trying to make it perfect on the film.
We can do that! And your right, since its only 3 stops it probably looks great, just a little on the high contrast side.