Photo Lab Blog

22
Feb 2019

How To Make Every Frame Count

We’ve talked about pushing & pulling film, done many film comparisons, and reviewed how to take double-exposures. So far, our blogs have been very technically-driven. But there’s more to shooting film than gear and the technical process. It’s about capturing moments in a unique way that only film can. The catch? You’re capturing life 24-36...

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29
Jan 2019

Film Photography Paideia – March 2 & 3, 2019

By tracy mikulec In Film Photography,Photo Lab Blog

2nd Annual Film Photography Paideia Sponsored by The Darkroom The Film Photography Paideia is an annual gathering of passionate film community members from all walks of life, drawn together by a shared love of cameras and film. The Film Paideia mission is to bring together film experts and enthusiasts to exchange ideas and share their...

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22
Jan 2019

Disposable Cameras of 2019 – The Top Single Use Cameras Reviewed, Ranked & Compared

The term "disposable camera” often brings to mind a cheap camera you’d find hanging on the front of a drug store counter. A quick-grab, last resort that produces mediocre results at best. But that’s not entirely the case. When shot in the right settings, these cameras can be a really fun choice and can deliver surprisingly decent images.  So, we rounded up the eight best disposables on the market and shot them side by side.

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3
Nov 2018

Ektachrome is Back. A comparison of Ektachrome vs. FujiFilm slide film

There are 3 types of film: black & white, color negative, and slide film. While slide film (also known as transparency film, color reversal film, or E-6 film) is not nearly as popular as B&W and color negative, it doesn’t mean it’s not a great film. At one point it was the go-to film for...

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18
Oct 2018

Camera Rescue Interviews The Darkroom

By tracy mikulec In Photo Lab Blog

The Darkroom's Phil Steblay interview with the Camera Rescue project, A startup aiming to rescue as many analog cameras for the future generations as possible.

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18
Sep 2018

How to Create Double Exposures on Film

Portraits layered over mountain ranges, flowers dotting the contents of a coffee cup, a cityscape rising from the ocean. The possibilities for creative captures are limitless when you dive into the world of double exposures. While they may seem intimidating at first, film double exposures are not as complicated as you may think. Here are...

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20
Aug 2018

Infrared Photography How To – Transform Landscapes into Science Fiction Scenes

By tracy mikulec In Film Photography,Photo Lab Blog

Infrared film photography creates wildly strange and artsy photographs. It’s not surprising that this psychedelic aesthetic was popular in the 1960’s and IR photos appeared on Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, and Frank Zappa’s album covers. Color Infrared film captures invisible infrared light from the red end of the spectrum, light that’s not visible to the naked eye and...

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17
Aug 2018

Did you know retail and drugstores are no longer returning your original film?

By tracy mikulec In Film Photography,Photo Lab Blog

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

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6
Aug 2018

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 some of our favorites.   Hmm, what’s this little present? Oh, more work to do...

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5
Jul 2018

International Film Developing – Reduced Shipping Rates to as low as $5.95

By tracy mikulec In Photo Lab Blog

Good news for all our international film shooters out there – we recently reduced our international return shipping! Canada and the United States return shipping is $5.95 and it’s $10 to anywhere in the world. We highly recommend sending multiple rolls at a time which will make it more cost-effective than shipping 1 roll at...

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