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Testimonial / Garry Simpson

The trouble with drum scans is they are just too good! Once you’ve had work drum scanned by a good operator nothing comes close to the subtlety of tone and colour that these machines deliver. Unfortunately, that often comes at a hefty price and results can fluctuate...

Testimonial / Andrew Simpson

Being quite new to film I only read about drum scanning very recently and decided to take advantage of the generous offer to get a couple of free scans. The process on contacting Tim and Charlotte was very simple with friendly help and on receipt of the film, they...

Testimonial / Dawn Woolley

Until recently I was able to scan my large and medium format negatives at work but the pandemic meant that I no longer had access to a high-resolution scanner. A colleague recommended Professional Drum Scanning. I was a little nervous about sending my negatives...

Testimonial / Craig Shand

I have only recently started using the drum scan services provided by Tim and Charlotte, but I am certainly glad I have. They provide a high-quality professional service with excellent communication. I was completely blown away with the quality, depth of textures and...

Testimonial / John Taylor

I came across Professional Drum Scanning after I had some poor scans done by another company. I had considered drum scanning but was put off by the cost of the London labs and decided to try cheaper standard scanning, a mistake. I then began to search for an...

Testimonial / Martin Cooper

Historically my work of 40 years has been recorded onto large format transparencies. In recent years I have started transferring some of these transparencies into a digital format with varying results – many have been very disappointing. Finding PDS has been...

Testimonial / Chris Harrison

I needed some scans done for a long-term project I was working on, which included a mix of much older 6×12 transparency and newer colour neg. The price was very reasonable so I had some tests done. When they came back, I was so happy I found myself raking through...

Testimonial / Tom Selmon

“When I got my first set of drummed scanned images back I was blown away by the colours and detail. From there I was completely hooked on using this method of scanning, I felt it gave the most justice to the imagery I put all that effort into creating. Charlotte...

Testimonial / Paul Wakefield

Paul Wakefield is one of a handful of truly pivotal landscape photographers in the UK. Most of his commercial work has been for major clients, particularly automotive, outdoors and spirits. His personal work has been seen in a set of books about the UK with Jan Morris...

Testimonial / Gerd Ludwig

We were comparing the results of drum scans with digital camera reproductions of 35mm film using a high quality macro lens and the highest resolution cameras available. The drum scans were not only at least as sharp as the digital camera results but, more importantly, were substantially better in terms of tonality and colour accuracy.

Testimonial / Steve Byrne

Tim and Charlotte provide a thoroughly professional and very high-quality service and I cannot recommend them too highly.

Testimonial / Chino Moya

I discovered Tim and Charlotte’s company a few years ago and it totally opened up my possibilities working on large format. Not only I could scan my negatives at the best quality without paying extortionate London prices, but also I could have the type of...

Testimonial / Gideon Mendel

I have to say that I have been blown away by the quality of the drum scans that Tim has produced for me. Working from difficult negatives he has made drum scans that amazed me and the printers I work with.

Testimonial / Adrian Tyler

If you are looking for the highest quality scans for your negative or positive film you have come to the right place. The reasons for this are twofold, firstly, Tim Parkin applies the highest degree of technical skill and knowledge in both mounting and scanning to the...

Testimonial / Yan Preston

I’ve worked with Bespoke Photographic Services ever since I began to shoot in large-format many years ago. All my exhibitions around the world, with prints as big as 1.5m x 1.8m, are produced with scanned files supplied by them. During this period, Tim and Charlotte...

Testimonial / Robert Watson

I’m not saying it’s necessary to have your film drum scanned but why take the time to shoot film for all its worth then cut corners at the last hurdle. The detail a good drum scan pulls from the film is addictive. Highlight and shadow detail that a flatbed scanner can...