First Scans | An Australian Film Photographer's Journey

Motherhood Photography by Australian Film Photographer, Kylie Mills. Contax645, Fuji400h

I cannot describe the joy in receiving my first film scans from The Find Lab! There was so much anticipation (I'd placed so much pressure on myself)! I literally had a week of sleepless nights and checking my emails 20 times a day! But it was so worth it! My images are far from perfect- my manual focus needs a lot of work, and I have a lot to learn when it comes to metering and achieving the look I want with the light that I have- but apart from that, I am overjoyed and so proud of these images. I can't stop looking at them!

There is no going back now - film is here to stay...

I'm completely happy with my decision to go with The Find Lab for developing/scanning. Their Basic + scans are fantastic, and the feedback that came with my scans was worth the price alone. I wasn't sure what to expect, but their advice was comprehensive and completely specific to my images. I loved this part of the process and will be sending my next rolls there too.

Images shot on Fuji 400h, rated @ 160 (metering for the shadows). Scanned on a Frontier SP3000 (I specified for brighter contrast, neutral contrast and neutral colour during scanning).

You can view the full set of images here