Special Offers & Blog

35mm-vs-medium-format-film-comparison
17
Jan 2017

35mm and Medium Format Film Comparison

The biggest and obvious difference in 35mm and Medium Format is size. With about 4 times the surface of a 35mm film, medium format (which actually comprises a number of possible sizes) can be enlarged significantly without losing quality. Artists...

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rangefinder-vs-slr
15
Jan 2017

Rangefinder vs SLR

Rangefinder and SLR (single-lens reflex) are the two most common types of film cameras. We detail the differences in each camera style with photo examples. ..

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13
Jan 2017

“Unique Perspective” Film Photography Contest

With the beginning of the new year comes new perspective and we would love to see your unique perspective on life captured on film - show us your creative side! We want to see your double exposures, crazy angles, abstract views, and so on!..

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11
Nov 2016

“Togetherness” Film Photography Contest

The holiday season is quickly approaching which often brings people together. We'd love to see your film photography that captures "togetherness" , from; candid shots of friends and family, snapshots that capture the warmth holidays - pretty much any film photos that capture people coming together!..

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30
Sep 2016

Why Shoot Film?

To say I was intimidated the first time I put my hands on a film camera would be a generous understatement. I’m not a photographer by any standard. ..

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Slide film vs
22
Sep 2016

Slide Film vs Color Negative Film

In short, slide film produces a positive image on a transparent base, while color negatives the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. The color negative film is then reversed during scanning. Slide film is commonly referred...

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14
Sep 2016

Changing Seasons Film Photography Contest

Autumn will be here before we know it and with the changing seasons comes beautiful scenes just waiting to be captured on film.  We’d love to see your “Changing Seasons” film photography, from; colorful autumn leaves, foggy fall mornings, the...

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photography Film storage
30
Aug 2016

Tips for storing photographic film… and it is not always the refrigerator.

Most everyone knows about storing film in the refrigerator, but there's more to know...

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Ektar-100-vs
26
Aug 2016

How does a cheap roll of Fujicolor 200 film compare the professional grade Ektar 100?

We decided to head down to our local beach and compare an inexpensive roll of $3 Fujicolor 200 and the professional grade $7 roll of Ektar 100 film. Both are lower iso color negative film, but Ektar 100 with it’s 36 frames and super fine grain...

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heat-comparison-film-photography
24
Aug 2016

See what effect heat can have on a roll of film.

Side-by-side comparison - you won't believe how heat can affect film...

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14
Jul 2016

“Outdoor Fun” Film Photography Contest

With summer in full swing it’s a great time to get outside and shoot some film. We’d love to see your “Outdoor Fun” film photography, from; sunny days at the beach, carnival rides, evenings at your local fair, to hiking and camping adventures, summer vacations, etc - as long as it was captured on film outdoors during the summer it qualifies!..

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street-photography-contest
7
Jul 2016
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6
May 2016

“Street Photography” film contest!

There's nothing like a raw, candid moment captured on film; that's was street photography is all about. We'd love to see your street photography film photos, from candid moments, street portraits, street still lifes, to urban landscapes...submit your film street photography for a chance to win a great prize!..

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18
Mar 2016

“New Beginnings” film photography contest!

We would love to see your film photos that represent a new beginning! ..

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old-rolls-of-film
11
Feb 2016

Need to develop an old roll of film? We can help.

“My wife found an undeveloped film roll in a kitchen drawer. She thought the pictures were from her 2003 vacation, but when she got it developed she was amazed to find that they were of her First Communion, 20 years...

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Lomo Cameras
11
Feb 2016

What is Lomography

A style of pop photography based around the quirky cameras known as Lomo that peaked in in interest in 2011...

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costco-film-developing
3
Feb 2016

Drug and retail stores no longer returning your original film.

For film enthusiasts, a low quality scan is no replacement for negatives. ..

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Cory Hile, @corywilliamhile Shot with a Mamiya RB67, Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film in San Clemente, CA.
9
Jan 2016

“Black & White” film photography contest!

We know you love shooting black and white film…it seems to convey emotions and feelings that are sometimes unexpected. We love it too, and are seeing more and more black and white film come through the lab for processing. Show...

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5
Nov 2014

Order cards and get a free ornament

Your family and friends are printing their Christmas Cards now. We know, we see them in the lab...

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black-white-prints
29
May 2014

Black and White Prints From Digital Files

The Darkroom can now print your digital files on genuine ILFORD Black and White Silver Gelatin Photographic Paper. We believe this is as close as you can get to a traditional B&W darkroom print from a digital file and has...

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26
Feb 2014

15 creative ways to mail your film!

Photography is creative and film photographers are inspired and original. Aside from seeing some truly amazing images, we see some very creative techniques… or at least interesting ways our customers pack their precious little time capsules of film. Below are...

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21
Jun 2013

The Darkroom now offers high resolution superscans!

We now offer three different scan resolution options; Standard, Enhanced and Super...

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