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New FilmLab 3 App Revolutionizes Film Photography Digitization: Faster, More Accurate, and Feature-Packed

New FilmLab 3 App Revolutionizes Film Photography Digitization: Faster, More Accurate, and Feature-Packed

Kennebunk, Maine, USA - Develop + Fix Inc. has just unveiled FilmLab 3, a groundbreaking upgrade to their film digitization app. This innovation introduces advanced versions of FilmLab Color Negative Process and FilmLab BW Negative Process, revolutionizing the transformation of negative film scans into vibrant positive images. Leveraging the power of modern GPUs, FilmLab 3 achieves a remarkable 4x increase in conversion speed, rendering film scans comparable to those produced by professional-grade scanners. This evolution promises exceptional results for enthusiasts of film photography, including 35mm and medium format film aficionados.

The star feature of FilmLab 3 isn't just speed—it's the integration of cutting-edge color science that empowers mirrorless and DSLR cameras to replicate the qualities of top-tier film scanners. Film photographers and archivists will relish the new tools and enhancements designed to elevate scanned negatives. A noteworthy highlight is the Scanning Flare Correction tool, adept at mitigating the adverse effects of ambient light reflection, thus restoring contrast and brilliance. Additional improvements encompass noise reduction, image sharpening, and an all-new Highlight Recovery tool, capable of salvaging overexposed areas' intricate details.

Develop + Fix's founder, Abe Fettig, shared, "This release has been a labor of dedication spanning two years. Our team, in collaboration with image scientist Thomas E. Madden, delved into the intricacies of digital and film technology. We aspired to unlock the potential of standard camera sensors for film scanning. The outcome surpassed our expectations, as our meticulously developed process accurately emulates analog characteristics."

Available now in beta versions for Windows and macOS, FilmLab 3 can be downloaded at Anticipating wide appeal, FilmLab 3 will debut for iOS in early September, followed by an Android beta release later in the fall. The full release is projected across all platforms before year-end, marking a pivotal moment in the world of analog photography digitization.

Press Contact: Hannah Fettig,

T-Max P3200 is Confirmed By Kodak to Be Returning

T-Max P3200 is Confirmed By Kodak to Be Returning


In a Tweet early this morning, Kodak confirmed the return of T-MAX P3200, a high-ISO black and white negative film.

The tweet didn't offer any other details about schedule, pricing and availability, but a press release with more details can be found at EMULSIVE.ORG.

I'm personally happy to hear this news as this is a film stock I've never shot myself, having grown up with and stuck with color negative most of my photographic life.

Good on Kodak for seeing the market trend and bringing back a well-loved emulsion, I can't wait to shoot it!


VIDEO: Surprise Vintage Camera Unboxing

I bought a sealed box of vintage cameras without having any idea what was inside. I couldn't resist the temptation. A lot of the fun in discovering this stuff is in the surprise, and when the opportunity presented itself, I couldn't say no. I thought it would be fun to get a video of the unboxing, so here it is!



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In the Frame: Royce Stevenson

In the Frame: Royce Stevenson

Today, I'm glad to feature film photographer and radio DJ Royce Stevenson. He has a passion for taking 35mm film photos around Kansas and the midwest. Let's talk to Royce to see he's all about.
Image by Royce Stevenson
Your work could be easily characterized as "street photography" but there's also a lot of attention to shadows, structures, architecture, and reflections, too. How would you characterize what you do?
Royce: At first I characterized my photos as street photography, but anymore I try to just take cool photos.  Landscapes, street photography, portraits…  I love them all!  Anymore I try to capture more of a feeling.  Plus I am always trying to capture different moments and events, so as I grow as a photographer I think I focus less of the style of photography that I do, and more on taking good photos.
Image by Royce Stevenson
You have a real commitment to capturing the time you're in and the world around you. The work has a feel of being in the middle of something great and vibrant, like a "right place/right time" vibe. Is this on purpose? How do you choose what you shoot and why is it important to you?
Royce: Wow that means a lot to me that you say that.  My mother was very much into photography.  Growing up she always had her Canon AE-1 program and was taking pictures with it.  My most prized possessions are all of her photo albums.  They mean so much to me because it captures not only my life but everything that was going on at that time.  She passed away 5 years ago and I started getting out and taking pictures with her Canon 50d.  In high school and college I took dark room classes and I wanted to get back into film photography.  One thing I noticed was around my city there were not that many people capturing what was going on.  I live in Wichita, Kansas and I see lots of building photos and landscapes, but I really wanted to capture the people, places and times and of city before they are gone.
Image by Royce Stevenson
You seem to be unafraid to get close and shoot people pretty intimately. Have you always done this? Does it intimidate you to shoot so close to people?
Royce: Shooting people up close terrified me at first and quite frankly still does every now and then.  One thing that helps is I try to go to events that have people I know there.  I have been taking pictures long enough that they are used to seeing me with a camera now so they let their guard down.  I also have a bit of an advantage because I work in radio and people are more apt to let you take a picture of them.  Something I always work on and am getting better at is not holding the camera up all the time like I am trying to get a photograph of a person.  I might catch them not paying attention or in a zone.  Most of the time, the person doesn’t even realize I took a picture of them. But yes I still get nervous and anxious when shooting people.
Image by Royce Stevenson
Your work also has a real sense and reverence for history, specifically the "Kansas Travels" series. What attracts you to those types of places and scenes?
Royce: I love traveling!  One thing that I don’t think most people in Kansas realize is how many awesome places there are to see in Kansas!  I was also a history major in college so when I drive around and see these small Kansas towns I think to myself, who used to live here and why?  The smaller the town the better!  Plus Kansas has quite a few ghost towns so there is always something cool to see.  A great example of this is my ongoing Kansas Carnival project.  Many of the county fairs and small festivals with carnivals are the biggest event for some of the small Kansas towns and counties every year.  They wait for them to come every summer and it is an event they save up for!  If you ever want to see want the soul and heart of Kansas is about, go to one of these county fairs.  Also being born and raised in Kansas, it is who I am and I am so proud that I can represent the state by showing it off in photos.
And finally: You're a Radio DJ! How does this influence your photography?
Royce: Yes.  Many times I am able to get access to places and talk to people that normally I would never be able too.  Also working in radio, you have to be able to feel comfortable talking to strangers and dealing with people.  Having people skills is such a part of it for me.
Make sure to check out Royce's work and connect with him on social media:
Snapchat: royceontheradio

Japan Camera Hunter Introduces StreetPan 400 Black & White Film

Japan Camera Hunter Introduces StreetPan 400 Black & White Film

Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

In a world where megacorporations like Fujifilm want out of the film business, and the makers of Betamax and the MiniDisc are selling you a new digital camera with higher megapixels and faster frames per second every six months, one man has introduced a new film:

Japan Camera Hunter has announced JCH Street Pan 400 black & white film!

Not merely a repackage, but a resurrected emulsion developed, and since discontinued, by Agfa, Street Pan 400 is available for preorder now in 10 packs, and expected to ship in May or June.

Because it is made in small batches at a considerable cost, Japan Camera Hunter needs support and preorders so that he can produce higher batches at lower cost in the future.

I personally pulled out my wallet and placed my order the minute I learned about it, and I can't wait to try it out!

Get the details, including order information and even developing times by clicking here.