One of my New Year resolutions for 2012 was to streamline my workflow and one step I am experimenting with is out-tasking my scanning.
Scanning film is labor intensive, and believe it or not I still haven’t fully processed my box of shame yet. However in the last week or two I have processed (backed up, put online, etc.) almost ten rolls of film shot over the holiday season.
I did so by using the scan-during-processing options from both The Darkroom and North Coast Photographic Services labs. I received back from them both discs of scanned images along with my film and prints.
I love NCPS’s “enhanced” scans, and The Darkroom has done a great job on my Sprocket Rocket images like the one above taken at our alma mater. Neither is as good as the scans I can achieve with my trusty Nikon 5000, but for online use and small prints they work great!
Later I will compare their scanning services in more detail. For now here are some things crossing my feeds…