The Experimental First Steps
Anyone ready will have picked up I collected a box filled with my old photos. These have come from old 35mm films, 11o films, APS films and surprisingly a few of the most treasured ones from a disposable camera.
With all of us these photos make up a great part of my happy memories, they are reminders of the wonderful people have known, places I have been and experiences I have had. It was very important to me to make the right choice in bringing these wonderful pictures into now heavily digital life.
After careful investigation on the internet I decided that I would not purchase a negative scanner and try to perform my own digitisation. After all a company that offers such services can afford to but a high end scanner that can give an image with greater resolution that I would achieve at home. It was also proving very difficult to locate a scanner that would take both the normal negatives and the APS films which remain in the cartridge after processing.
I therefore scoured the internet looking at the options of a high street vendor versus a mail order company. Not simply looking for the lowest price but also for the quality of service I would get.
With my choice made to go mail order I then selected five of my APS films. Placing the order was quite simple and I stumbled across the ideal packaging to post off the films off, using a special delivery.
Friday the acknowledgement came through that the films have been safely received. I will now be waiting up to two weeks to see the results, it may seem like long but my work will keep me busy. I am still going through the remaining photos to select the next order and can see this will take some time as I process each set of negatives / film at a time. Naturally enjoying the trips down memory lane each step of the way.
I will be sure to report back with the results and the company I used along with a sample of the wonderful images I receive.